§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average amount per head of population spent annually in Wales on public library services; and what is the comparative figure for England.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The available figures relate to the net rate borne expenditure on public libraries per head of population. In 1971–72, the latest year for which information is available, the figure was £1.07 for Wales and £1.31 for England.