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Departmental Libraries

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) certified and (b) chartered librarians his Department and its predecessors have employed in each year since 2000.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills employs staff with qualifications recognised by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and will reimburse these staff for their subscriptions to CILIP. No records are kept as to whether these staff are chartered members.

The following table shows the number of BIS staff with CILIP recognised qualifications.

Number of people with CILIP recognised qualifications
2005 81
2006 78
2007 66
2008 63
2009 63
2010 64
2011 43

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