Martin Calls for Debate on the Value of Libraries

Following North East Lincolnshire Council’s deliberation on closing Cleethorpes library, Martin asked the Leader of the House, David Lidington, for a debate on the value of community libraries. 

Martin Vickers (Cleethorpes) (Con)

In considering its budgets for next year, Labour-led North East Lincolnshire Council is considering the closure of Cleethorpes library, a much-loved local facility. Will the Leader of the House arrange a debate on the value of libraries to local communities?

Mr Lidington

My hon. Friend might like to seek an Adjournment debate on the issue of Cleethorpes library. I am sure that he and his constituents will be urging the council to look seriously at its priorities and at how to ensure that library services can continue to be provided to the people of Cleethorpes. The provision of library services is clearly the objective that must be sustained.

You can read the full debate here.