HC Deb 30 October 1919 vol 120 c917W

asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that dissatisfaction exists amongst public library authorities concerning the proposal to transfer the administration of public libraries from the present constituted committees to sub-committees of the local education committees; and whether he will allow the present public libraries committees to continue still the work they are doing, in which they take an interest, instead of checking that interest under a sub-committee that is naturally more interested in another form of public work?


I am aware that certain proposals made in the Third Interim Report of the Adult Education Committee on this matter have evoked some criticism. The Government are not committed to their adoption, which would require legislation, and if it is decided to legislate there will be ample opportunities of discussing the matter in Parliament.