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COUNCILS COULD BE SHORTCHANGING LIBRARIES, SAYS SURVEY

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A survey of council spending on libraries suggests that some authorities could be failing in their statutory duties...
A survey of council spending on libraries suggests that some authorities could be failing in their statutory duties, reported the Mail on Sunday (p23).

The National Book Committee survey reveals huge disparities between councils in the amount spent per head on new books.

Wakefield spends just 68p per person, for example, while Llanelli spends £3.46.
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