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Libraries in the Wakefield district

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1541: tabled on 23 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes one of the key effects of a decade of austerity has been the loss of libraries as a community asset up and down the UK; notes that the first half of the austerity decade resulted in a 44% reduction in the number of libraries open in the Wakefield district; further notes that these community assets act as hubs of local information for residents young and old; believes the loss of these resources has exacerbated educational inequalities, an issue that has been exposed by the Covid-19 Pandemic; and calls on the Government to invest in community libraries with a properly funded post Covid-19 recovery plan.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.