HC Deb 27 November 1973 vol 865 cc91-2W
55. Mr. Austick

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what response she has had to Circular No. 5/73 concerning joint service facilities in local government reorganisation, and the public library services.

Mrs. Thatcher

Public library authorities are not required to inform me of arrangements they may make for the discharge of their functions by joining together with other authorities for this purpose. My advisers are aware of the proceedings of the Yorkshire Libraries Joint Development Working Party but, as the hon. Member for Huddersfield, West (Mr. Lomas) was informed on 24th May—[Vol. 857, c. 137]—in answer to a previous Question, the matter is one for local decision.