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EDM (Early Day Motion) 886: tabled on 10 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport's report on libraries in the UK; further notes its criticism of the deterioration of the library estate; recognizes that, in Northern Ireland, there is currently a proposal that, if implemented, would result in numerous libraries in rural areas of East Londonderry and North Antrim being closed; and calls for the Government, in the light of the Select Committee report, to re-examine its approach to the funding of libraries with a view to developing the service as opposed to overseeing its demise.