Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 1 May 2014, Official Report, columns 809-10W, on Arts Council England, how much the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council spent on libraries in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

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

The Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council indicates that the grant in aid grants payable for specific library activities for the financial years requested is as shown in the following table:

  Activity Grant payable (£)
2009/10 Future Libraries—£38,000 67,000
  Get it Loud Libraries—£24,000  
  National Library Membership—£5,000  
2010/11 Future Libraries 338,000
2011/12 London Library Change Programme 149,000

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