HC Deb 17 July 1989 vol 157 c57W
44. Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Minister for the Arts what are the costs of(a) cataloguing and (b) storing a book at the British Library.

Mr. Luce

The British Library estimates the cost of cataloguing to be approximately £37 for a book acquired by legal deposit, and approximately £18 for a purchased book. The cost of storing a book in central London is approximately £1 per year.

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