HC Deb 10 February 1987 vol 110 cc168-9W
Mr. Haynes

asked the Minister for the Arts what steps he intends to take to improve funding of the public library service.

Mr. Luce

Planned central Government provision through the rate support grant for libraries in 1987–88 is over 15 per cent. higher than that for 1986–87. The actual level of spending on public libraries is a matter for individual local authorities.