HC Deb 29 June 1988 vol 136 c253W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Minister for the Arts, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Fulham (Mr. Carrington) of 9 May,Official Report, column 33, whether the free basic public library service includes the provision of large print books for those with impaired sight and talking books for the blind.

Mr. Luce

Library authorities have discretion to provide talking books free and can make no charge for lending large print books. I have at present no plans to change either arrangement, but I shall, of course, take account of the responses to my library consultative document.