HC Deb 02 April 1957 vol 568 c213
14. Mr. Willey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what progress has been made regarding the National Scientific Reference and Lending Library projects.

Mr. H. Nicholls

As regards the Lending Library, the D.S.I.R. has now formed a unit to implement the project. The unit concerned will move into temporary accommodation in London early in April and a start has been made on the collection of foreign scientific and technological literature. At a later stage we hope that full Lending Library facilities will develop.

The erection of a suitable building for the National Reference Library of Science and Invention is being considered in conjunction with a project for building a new Patent Office.

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