§ Mr. John Evans
To ask the Lord President of the Council whether he has any plans to change the use of the Textline facility in the branch Library by hon. Members and staff; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
The providers of Textline have recently given notice of substantial price increases and of a new charging structure, the consequence of which would be a very heavy increase in the costs of this service to the House within three years. The Library Sub-Committee of the Services Committee therefore decided that the Textline service should be withdrawn from the Branch Library with effect from early August 1990. Notices were posted in the Branch Library on 23 July informing users of the withdrawal of the service.