Tagged: House of Lords

Profile pledges support for IBA as members debate deep discounting

The Independent Bookshop Alliance (IBA) has received its first official pledge for publisher support from Profile Books. Read more

Riddell calls for probe into school library provision

Children’s laureate Chris Riddell has used the re-launch of the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to call for a probe into school library provision... Read more

Lords question government on library closures and Amazon taxation

The government has defended its attitude towards the widespread closure of libraries in England during a debate in the House of Lords, with Lord Ashton... Read more

Lords to debate library 'crisis' and independent bookshops

Campaigners have called for the House of Lords to intervene in the "crisis" in the public library sector and to pledge its support for independent... Read more

Rebuck: 'libraries and literacy crucial for health of the nation'

Penguin Random House chair​ Gail Rebuck has spoken up for libraries in the House of Lords, citing research that found they save the NHS £27.5m a year in reduced... Read more

Rebuck's maiden speech champions women's literacy

Penguin Random House UK chair Gail Rebuck has used her maiden speech in the House of Lords to champion greater literacy for the “most... Read more

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