HC Deb 16 December 1977 vol 941 cc604-5W
Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will publish the statistics on library and textbook spending by local authorities for 1976–77.

Miss Margaret Jackson

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy publishes statistics of library authorities' expenditure on the acquisition of books for public libraries. The figures of actual expenditure in 1976–77 are expected to be published early in 1978.

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