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Public Libraries

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2015 to Question 613, how many libraries were open for 10 hours or more a week in each year between 2010 and 2015; if he will estimate the cost of collecting information on the number of volunteer-run libraries; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The annual library statistics compiled and published, in December each year, by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy indicate that the number of libraries open for 10 hours or more a week in England at 31 March for the years requested is shown in the following table:

31 March

Public Libraries Open 10+ Hours per week

2010

3,428

2011

3,397

2012

3,243

2013

3,181

2014

3,142

We are not able to estimate the cost of collecting information on the number of volunteer-run libraries now and on an on-going basis.

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