HC Deb 14 December 1971 vol 828 cc84-5W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will give an assurance that it is not the intention of Her Majesty's Government to impose a charge for the borrowing of books from public libraries now under the control of local authorities.

Mrs. Thatcher

The Government have no intention of introducing charges for these libraries other than those which are already permissible under Section 8 of the Public Libraries and Museums Act, 1964.