Public Libraries: Children

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th September 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 proportion of children in schools in England who are outside the pilots of automatic library membership, have library cards.

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

The specific information requested is not held centrally, however the annual statistics published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy provides detail on the proportion of the local authority population aged 0-12 who are local authority library members. Copies of CIPFA statistics are available in the House Library.

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