Jarvis Requests Library Answers from Vaizey

Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister, Dan Jarvis MP has again written to the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, requesting answers on the future of library services across Britain.


“I am not convinced that this out of touch Government fully grasps the enormity of the challenge facing our libraries.


“I want to know how the Government plans to facilitate and incentivise efficiency in library services in our communities. To do that, I believe that they must have a framework, which provides strategic coherence, support and adviceto local authorities.


“Today, I am calling on Ed Vaizey to be transparent with local authorities and library-users by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the problems facing local authorities and the Government’s strategy for saving our libraries.

“The Government must clearly prove that they are committed to retaining vital library services in our communities, before it is too late.”