HC Deb 18 March 1974 vol 870 cc648-9
11. Mr. Denzil Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many letters his Department has received protesting at the decision to transfer control over the Llanelli public library to the new Dyfed County Council.

Mr. Rowlands

Five, since this Government took office.

Mr. Davies

I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Is he aware that there is considerable indignation in my constituency at the previous Government's decision, despite the assurance that we received in Committee, to transfer control of our public library to the county council? Will my hon. Friend seek urgent consultation with his hon. Friend in the Department of Education and Science to see whether that decision can be reversed?

Mr. Rowlands

As my hon. Friend knows, the final decision lies with the Secretary of State for Education and Science. We are having urgent discussions on the matter this week.

Sir R. Gower

As the Act of Parliament permits a different course to be taken, can this matter be looked at again in relation to South Glamorgan?

Mr. Rowlands

Other applications which were received are under consideration also.