§ Mr. Cordle
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate he has made of the total number 349W of borrowers from public libraries in England and Wales in 1968; and whether he will give the comparable figures for 1963 and 1968.
§ Miss Jennie Lee
The Library Association estimated that in 1958–59 nearly 28 per cent. of the population served by public libraries in the United Kingdom were registered readers. Figures for borrowers are no longer collected and estimates for later years are not available.