HL Deb 19 April 2000 vol 612 c107WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 6 March (WA 128), whether all 10 local authorities that were identified in the Appraisal of Annual Library Plans 1990 as having "poor" plan assessments (Hackney, Haringey, Dudley, Sefton, Bracknell Forest, Poole, Thurrock, West Berkshire, Dorset and Warwickshire) have now redrafted their plans and reported back to the Secretary of State on their action; and, if so, whether the Secretary of State is satisfied by those reports. [HL1957]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

All 10 authorities were required to report back on their action by 28 April and we are satisfied with the responses that we have received so far. Where those authorities are already considering their 2000 annual library plans, we accept that it is unnecessary for them to produce a fully redrafted version of the existing plan, provided that they have taken appropriate remedial action, and kept the department informed about that action.

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