House of Commons Session 2010-12
Select Committees
Culture, Media and Sport Committee  - Written Evidence

CONTENTS: Library closures

The Committee has received a number of written submissions that seek to dispute the oral evidence give by Councillor Pugh on Tuesday 21 February 2012. These have not all been published, although an updated list of people making submissions along these lines can be found on the website. Please note that, unfortunately, the Committee is unable to pursue individual library closures.

List of submissions:
David J Quigley
Keith Fagan

On this page is the written evidence received and accepted by the Committee as evidence for the ongoing inquiry into Library closures. The written evidence is available as a consolidated PDF version.

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001 S R Sibley, Chief Executive Officer W F Howes Ltd

002 Mr D J Williams

003 Simon Barron

004 Lechlade & District Civic Society

005 Campaign for the Book

006 Desmond Clarke

007 Alice Lock

008 June Winifred Quigley

009 David James Quigley

010 Shirley Burnham

011 Mike Cavanagh

012 Colin F Gibb

013 Camden Public Libraries Users Group

014 The Black Country Shared Library Project

015 Save Bolton Libraries Campaign (SBLC)

016 Association of Friends of Dorset Libraries

017 Cornwall Council

018 The West Midlands Society of Chief Librarians

019 Christopher Pipe

020 Councillor Henry Higgins, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, London Borough of Hillingdon

021 The Hereford Library Users’ Group

022 We Heart Libraries

023 Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries (FoGL)

024 The Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL)

025 Nether Stowey Community Library Steering Committee

026 Staffordshire County Council

027 Bill Welland

028 Councillor Timothy Godfrey, Labour & Co-operative Party Councillor for Selhurst Ward, London Borough of Croydon

029 The Booksellers Association

030 The Reading Agency

031 The Save Preston Library Campaign

032 The Network

033 John Holland on behalf of former librarians of Gloucestershire Library

034 Professor Robert Usherwood

035 Graham Meadows

036 Sarah McClennan

037 Libraries and Information East Midlands

038 Gillian Johnson

039 Jules Channer

040 The Wyre Forest Agenda

041 Libraries for Life for Londoners

042 South Gloucestershire Council

043 Share the Vision

044 Derbyshire County Council

045 The School Library Association

046 Lechlade Town Council Library Working Group

047 RNIB

048 Watchet Library Friends Group

049 Users and Friends of Manor House Library

050 Mrs J E Orman

051 Professor John Irven, Treasurer of Watchet Library Friends and Friends of Somerset Libraries

052 The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

053 Mrs R G Lawler

054 Friends of Waterloo Library

055 The Combined Regions Ltd

056 Mr Tony Hoare and Mr Mike Bedford

057 The Councillor David Pugh, Leader of the Isle of Wight Council

058 Councillor Paul Lorber, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Brent Council


060 Friends of Carnegie Library

061 Friends of Goring Library

062 Voices for the Library

063 The Society of Chief Librarians

064 Pam Jakeman

065 The Upper Norwood Library Campaign

066 The Friends of York Gardens Library and Community Centre

067 Dorset County Council

068 The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI)

069 Sarah Tanburn

070 The Library Campaign

071 Lewisham People before Profit

072 Alan Goodearl

073 Kirsty Braithwaite

074 Anne Bennet

075 Newnham Library Support Group

076 John Laing Integrated Services

077 The Publishers Association

078 Lynne Coppendale

079 Simon Gurevitz on behalf of Friends of Preston Library and Preston Community Library

080 Alan Dove

081 Kent County Council

082 Friends of Lambeth Libraries

083 The Reynolds Family

084 The Friends of Wiveliscombe Library

085 The Save Friern Barnet Library Group

086 The We Care Foundation

087 Simon Randall CBE, Consultant, and Joanna Bussell, Partner of Solicitors, Winckworth Sherwood LLP

088 The Bookseller

089 Kirkburton Parish Council

090 Alison Hopkins

091 Elizabeth Chapman

092 Old Coulsdon Library Supporters Group

093 Birmingham Library and Archive Services

094 Laura Collignon

095 Save Croydon Libraries Campaign

096 Saleem Yousaf

097 Gareth Osler

098 Josephine Grahl

099 Sara Wingate Gray, Alice Corble, The Itinerant Poetry Librarian

100 The Department for Culture, Media and Sport

101 The National Union of Journalists

102 Gloucestershire County Council

103 The Friends of the Durning Library

104 John Dougherty

105 Tim White

106 The Save Cricklewood Library Campaign

107 Leicestershire County Council

108 Anne Howie

109 Councillor Henri Murison (Cabinet member for Quality of Life) and Tony Duncan (Director of Culture, Libraries and Learning) on behalf of Newcastle City Council

110 Roger Backhouse

111 Hugh Paton

112 Rosehill Readers on behalf of Save Suffolk Libraries

113 Save Oxfordshire Libraries

114 Peter Griffiths

115 The Friends of Kensal Rise Library

116 Library Systems and Services UK Ltd

117 The Executive Committee of the Association of London Chief Librarians

118 Brent SOS Libraries Campaign

119 Lauren Smith

120 The Society of Authors

121 Yinnon Ezra MBE

122 Christina Burnett

123 Arts Council England

124 Barry Gardiner MP

125 Richard Shirres

126 Doncaster Council

127 Public Interest Lawyers

128 The London Borough of Brent

129 The Trustees of the North Taunton Partnership

130 The Local Government Association

131 Sue Charteris

132 Martyn Everett

133 Suffolk’s Libraries IPS Ltd

134 Serena Brunke

135 Voices for the Library, Supplementary

136 Martin Hext

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Prepared 17 May 2012