HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 c301W
Lieut.-Commander Maydon

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is satisfied that the future of the Polish Library has been safeguarded, in order to cater for the needs of scholars undertaking research and of those who wish to borrow Polish books of a popular character, in a manner satisfactory to the Polish community without imposing an undue financial burden on British public funds; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Jennie Lee

The Polish Social and Cultural Association have offered to take responsibility for the library. Her Majesty's Government have stated their readiness to agree that the ownership of the contents of the library shall be vested in the Association, provided satisfactory arrangements can be made to give the library an assured future, so that it can continue its present services to scholarship and research. Discussions are proceeding, and a further statement will be made as soon as possible.