Libraries report out on 6th November

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport's select committee will publish its reports on library closures next week after a series of delays. The report will be published on the committee's website on Tuesday (6th November).

The committee, chaired by Conservative MP John Whittingdale had hoped to release the report in October, but publication was repeatedly pushed back.

The cross-party inquiry heard evidence this spring. It investigated how planned library closures in local authorities across the country were compatible with the Public Libraries & Museums Act 1964, and to what extent the DCMS should intervene with the decision-making process. Culture minister Ed Vaizey was among those giving evidence.