§ Mr. Milne
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations have been made to him by the Smaller Public Libraries Group in regard to the rôle of libraries within the county council areas arising from the Government's White Paper containing proposals for the reform of local government.
§ Mr. Graham Page
The Group have proposed that the forthcoming legislation on local government reorganisation should permit the new district councils to exercise library functions with the consent of my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and Science.