HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 c46W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the level of funding and staffing in public libraries in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Adam Butler

[pursuant to the reply, 4 November 1983, c. 478]: Within the resources available to them the education and library boards decide the priority accorded to the library service; in 1982–83 total expenditure on the library service was £574,000 (capital), and £10,583,000 (revenue); there were 1,010 staff in post on 31 March.