Thu, 22/10/2009 - 14:50
The delayed Library Service Modernisation Review now has a "target" publication of the end of November, over a year after it was originally commissioned. A spokesperson for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said: "[Culture minister] Margaret Hodge has cracked the whip and intends to publish before Christmas, and as...
Wed, 23/09/2009 - 07:06
Culture minister Barbara Follett has been moved to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), it was announced yesterday (22nd September).
The move comes as former culture minister Margaret Hodge, who had been on compassionate leave since October 2008, returns to resume the post.
Follett's departure comes...
Thu, 11/06/2009 - 12:09
The report for the local inquiry into Wirral council's public library service held earlier this week is to be published alongside the main Library Service Modernisation Review, a spokesperson for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has said.
The inquiry, by public policy consultant Sue Charteris, will examine whether Wirral...
Thu, 21/05/2009 - 10:32
The MPs expenses scandal has cast a shadow over ongoing reviews of the cash-strapped library service, say campaigners and librarians.
Culture secretary Andy Burnham and culture minister Barbara Follett have both been under the Telegraph's spotlight this month for their use of the discredited expenses system. Follett leads the...
Thu, 09/10/2008 - 12:48
Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has announced the widely anticipated government review of libraries, promising a modernisation review to make libraries attractive places for the whole community. New culture minister Barbara Follett will lead the review over the next six months and then publish a report for consultation.
Speaking at the...
Mon, 06/10/2008 - 13:51
Barbara Follett has been appointed the minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism, taking over from Margaret Hodge. Follett, who is MP for Stevenage, is married to bestselling novelist Ken Follett.
Andy Burnham's role as secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport has been unaffected by Gordon Brown's Cabinet...