Ed Vaizey: Public library services provided across England are monitored by this Department’s officials who engage directly with library authorities. They also monitor correspondence sent to the Department, monitor websites and press articles, and engage in meaningful discussion with organisations that have current information about public library service provision. These include Arts Council England, the Society of Chief Librarians and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
In light of the current state of affairs regarding ongoing library cuts and closures throughout England we would be very interested to know:
- What engagement are DCMS officials having with local authorities?
- What advice are Ed Vaizey and the DCMS being given by these named organisations?
- What are the DCMS and Ed Vaizey doing with that advice?