§ Miss Quennell
asked the Minister of Education how many public libraries specialising in technical and scientific books, journals and periodicals now exist; and to what extent this number will increase.
§ Sir E. Boyle:
The number of public libraries which are recognised as local agents of the National Lending Library for Science and Technology, which have established a post of technical librarian or which have become the centre of local systems for the provision of scientific and technical literature and information is 50. I am confident that this number will increase, but the exact extent of the increase cannot be estimated.