HC Deb 17 June 1998 vol 314 c236W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public money was used to support the lending of(a) recorded music and (b) videos by public libraries in the last year for which figures are available. [45832]

Mr. Fisher

In 1996–97, public library authorities in England spent £6.3 million on sound recordings, and £3.8 million on video recordings. Information is not held centrally about the operating costs of music or video lending services, or about the specific level expenditure on music material other than recordings.

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