Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

LIBRARIANS WARNED NOT TO EXPECT GOVERNMENT PROTECTION FROM CUTS

  • Comment
Public librarians were warned today not to expect government protection from the cuts that are themselves the direc...
Public librarians were warned today not to expect government protection from the cuts that are themselves the direct consequence of government policies. The warning came from Chris Heinitz, chair of the leisure and tourism committee of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities.

Addressing the public libraries authorities' conference in Torquay, Mr Heinitz said: 'I know well that there are librarians who are now looking to the government to protect their service against the cuts that councillors are making. That reaches the extremity of political naievete.

'Everything this government has done in the last few years with regard to local government has been aimed at cutting the expenditure and restricting choice.'
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.