HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 c121W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Minister for the Arts what recommendations he has made to historic libraries on protecting their collections of books against the Australian spider beetle and the biscuit beetle; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Luce

[holding answer 9 February 1990]: The national preservation office, funded by the British Library, maintains a free inquiry and advice service to libraries in the United Kingdom on all aspects of preservation and security, including the protection of books against beetle.

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