HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 c16W
Mr. McGrady

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what representations he has received in connection with the proposed introduction of charges for library services;

(2) what steps he will take to review article 45 from the Library Services (Northern Ireland) Order in relation to the charges for library services.

Mr. Ancram

Following publication, for consultation purposes, of the draft Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993, nine responses were received about article 45, together with a letter from the hon. Gentleman. For the most part, these representations sought to ensure that the basic library lending service would remain free of charge and I am happy to give that assurance.

I have no plans to review article 45 at present.