HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 c1411W
Mr. Oliver

asked the Minister of Economic Warfare whether he will consider opening the library of the School of Economics to research students who possess tickets to use the library and thus bring his Department into line with the other Ministries in this regard?

Mr. Cross

As the rooms of the library are in continuous use by members of my Department, it is unfortunately not possible to give the public access to them. Arrangements have now, however, been made whereby books and other material available only in the library of the London School of Economics will be transferred, as and when required to the library of the University of London, where such volumes can be consulted by members of the teaching staff and registered students, both post-graduates and undergraduates, of the London School of Economics. This transfer will not, however, apply to such material as is required for consultation in the interests of my Department's work.