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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.
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:
Public Libraries Open 10+ Hours per week
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.