HC Deb 12 December 1944 vol 406 c1070W
Mr. Lindsay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the need for reforming the Scottish library services; and what action he proposes to take in view of the representations recently made to him.

Mr. Johnston

I have recently received representations from a number of town councils and also from the Convention of Royal Burghs in Scotland and from the Scottish Library Association regarding the need of amending, in certain respects, existing Scottish library legislation. I am not satisfied, however, that all the bodies concerned have reached anything like a fair measure of agreement and I have suggested that, as a preliminary to further consideration, an effort should be made to formulate proposals on which there would be a substantial measure of agreement.