Public Libraries:Written question - 613

Q
Asked by Chris Bryant
(Rhondda)
Asked on: 01 June 2015
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Public Libraries
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries (a) closed and (b) switched to being run by volunteers between 2010 and 2015.
A
Answered by: Mr Edward Vaizey
Answered on: 04 June 2015

With reference to the answer I gave on 10 February 2015 to Question 222966 our desktop research has identified some further static library closures that have taken place between 7 May 2010 and 8 May 2015. Our estimate is that up to 100 static libraries have closed during this period. The DCMS does not collect information on the number of volunteer-run libraries.

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