On Thursday 13 October, Lord Bird led the House of Lords debate: Cultural, civic and educational significance of local libraries and independent bookshops in the UK.
View the transcript of the debate via They Work For You.
- CILIP urged the Lords to intervene
- We supplied a briefing document for key Lords ahead of the debate.
Lords to debate library ‘crisis’ and independent bookshops – the Bookseller, 3 October
House of Lords attacks the government over library closures – the Guardian, 14 October