§ Mr. Kynoch
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to ensure the sound use of available resources at the national library of Scotland.
§ Sir Hector Monro
The national library of Scotland is an important natational institution which provides valuable services to users in Scotland and beyond. My officials and I take a close and regular interest in the effectiveness of the corporate planning and financial management systems in the library. In keeping with the Government's policy towards non-departmental public bodies, the Scottish Office Education Department will now undertake a regular policy and financial management review of the library, focusing on key issues which will have a bearing on future policy developments at the library. The review will be conducted by Mr. Colin Imrie, a principal at the Scottish Office attached to the Scottish742W Office Education Department for the purpose of this review. I expect his report, including recommendations, to be completed this spring. Interested parties can contact Mr. Imrie at the following address:
The Scottish Office Education DT0
Room 613, 43 Jeffrey Street
Tel: 031 244 5360
Fax: 031 244 5526