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March 15, 2006

Question written on 15/03/2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many new mobile lending library services have been opened in each of the last 10 years;(2) how many mobile public lending libraries have closed in each of the last 10 years.

Answered by David Lammy

The number of mobile libraries in England in each of the last 10 years was as follows:Mobile libraries in EnglandNumber19959649619969749119979847619989946819992000470200001465200102473200203462200304461200405433Source:Public Library Statistics 200405 Actuals, published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and LISU Annual Library Statistics 2005 (derived from CIPFA Actuals figures 199596 to 200304).