Public Libraries

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 20th May 2013.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information she holds on the charges levied by public libraries for the loan of audio books; and what the income received by each local authority area from this service in the last 12 months was.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The financial information requested is not held centrally by this Department as it is a matter for individual authorities. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) collects financial information from library authorities annually, including information relating to the hiring of audio and visual material, and copies of CIPFA statistics are available in the House Library.

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