§ 71. Mr. Sedgemore
To ask the Minister for the Arts what evidence he has on the cost-effectiveness of public libraries.
§ Mr. Luce
There are at present limited means for assessing the cost effectiveness of public libraries. However, my office has recently published a costing model, "A Costing System for Public Libraries". I am also currently funding, through the British Library, production of a manual of performance indicators for public libraries.
§ 72. Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Minister for the Arts whether the premium book subscription scheme, proposed in the Green Paper "Financing our Public Library Service", will apply to new children's books.