We believe that at last we stand at the beginning of a new era. On 28th November, in his capacity as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, Mr. Herbert Lewis introduced into the House of Commons a “Bill to Amend the Public Libraries' Acts, 1892 to 1901, and to repeal so much of the Museums and Gymnasiums Act 1891, as authorises the provision of museums in England and Wales.” This, then, is the Government Bill that wo have looked for for many years; some of us for nearly half‐a—century. It means so much for libraries that it is difficult to realise that such a Bill is in being and has the weight of the Government behind it, and that it will quite probably pass quickly —a private Bill would have had no chance whatever.
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