HC Deb 26 May 1919 vol 116 cc834-5

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, seeing that the general public are benefiting through the agencies of local libraries and that their extension is somewhat hampered owing to increased cost of essentials, he will consider the advisability of giving powers to the local authorities to exceed the statutory limitation of expense (where private Acts have not been enacted), in order that these institutions may be efficiently maintained?


The suggestion of the hon. Member will be borne in mind when legislation on the subject of public libraries is being undertaken.