§ Mr. Sandelson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in view of the recent cutbacks affecting the Hersham public library and its failure to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service, he will take steps to ensure that the statutory responsibilities of the Surrey county council to provide such a service are properly discharged.
§ Mr. Channon
I understand that Surrey county council has been making an experimental change in the public library service in Hersham, and that the experimental period will end on 12 April. I do not consider that this indicates a failure by the council to carry out its statutory duties under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964.