HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 cc741-2W
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 Scottish 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

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