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Content published before December 2016

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on libraries. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
15.04.2016Public libraries
The purpose of this Commons Library paper is to give a brief overview of the statutory duties of library authorities in England and Wales, the role of the Secretary of State, the work of the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce, and concerns about library services and closures.

Lords Library Notes

DateDescription
29.09.2016Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on local libraries and independent bookshops in the UK.

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
11.01.2012DRUM BRAE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY HUB
That this House welcomes the construction of the Drum Brae Library and Community Hub which will open to the public at the end of January 2012; notes that the centre will include a day ...
14.11.2011MIDLANDS AMATEUR ORCHESTRAS AND CLOSURE OF YORKSHIRE LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION MUSIC AND DRAMA SERVICE
That this House notes with concern the recent announcement of the intended closure of the Yorkshire Libraries and Information (YLI) Music and Drama Service currently operating from ...
03.03.2011PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS ACT 1964 (AMENDMENT) BILL
That this House notes the provisions of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 (Amendment) Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Wirral South on 1 December 2010; recognises the ...
01.03.2011PUBLIC LIBRARY PROVISION IN WALSALL SOUTH
That this House values the importance and vitality of local libraries, including the five libraries of Walsall South constituency; notes that English public libraries are visited by ...
08.02.2011BARLOW MOOR LIBRARY, MERSEYBANK
That this House condemns the plans ofLabour-run Manchester City Council to close Barlow Moor library on Merseybank estate; recognises that the Merseybank area of Chorlton is within ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses