Public Libraries: Remote Working

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th April 2020.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Labour, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whats steps are being taken to keep public libraries open for people who cannot work from home.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 24 March 2020

On 23 March the Prime Minister announced new measures to lock down the United Kingdom for a minimum of three weeks, stating that libraries were among the premises that had to close immediately. People should stay at home, except to shop for basic necessities, take exercise, address medical needs, and travel to and from essential work. More information can be found at the following link:

https://www.government-online.net/the-prime-minister-announces-new-measures-to-lock-down-the-country/

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