Libraries

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on libraries. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

DateDescription
18.02.2011Public library closures
This Note summarises the background to library closure proposals, including the statutory duties of local authorities and the Secretary of State in respect of public library services. It also looks at relevant recent initiatives in the public libraries sector.

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
11.01.2012DRUM BRAE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY HUB
That this House welcomes the construction of the Drum Brae Library and Community Hub which will open to the public at the end of January 2012; notes that the centre will include a day ...
14.11.2011MIDLANDS AMATEUR ORCHESTRAS AND CLOSURE OF YORKSHIRE LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION MUSIC AND DRAMA SERVICE
That this House notes with concern the recent announcement of the intended closure of the Yorkshire Libraries and Information (YLI) Music and Drama Service currently operating from ...
03.03.2011PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS ACT 1964 (AMENDMENT) BILL
That this House notes the provisions of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 (Amendment) Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Wirral South on 1 December 2010; recognises the ...
01.03.2011PUBLIC LIBRARY PROVISION IN WALSALL SOUTH
That this House values the importance and vitality of local libraries, including the five libraries of Walsall South constituency; notes that English public libraries are visited by ...
08.02.2011BARLOW MOOR LIBRARY, MERSEYBANK
That this House condemns the plans ofLabour-run Manchester City Council to close Barlow Moor library on Merseybank estate; recognises that the Merseybank area of Chorlton is within ...

Glossary

  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses