Northern Ireland sets targets for library book spend

<p>Northern Ireland's culture office has called for the region's public library service to double the amount of money it spends on books, sparking fresh criticism of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in England, which refuses to follow suit.</p><p>The Northern Irish Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) has set targets to increase the per capita bookspend from &#163;1.50 in the current year to &#163;2.50 by 2008/09 and eventually to &#163;3--representing an extra &#163;2.5m in book sales every year. The recommendations are part of a wider DCAL report, Delivering Tomorrow'...

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