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The Library World Volume 72 Issue 3

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 September 1970



THE Conservative Government elected on June 18th last has lost no time in putting into practice its avowed principle of reducing direct taxation. Late in July it flew a kite through an inspired leak showing that it intended to save millions on education, one small part of which would be £10 million, purporting to be “saved” by making readers pay for books borrowed through public libraries. First indications of this were in a story included in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and other papers, and as this story was not denied by the Government, the Library Association thought it proper to issue a press statement immediately, with the message that the Association was totally opposed to the introduction of such charges.


(1970), "The Library World Volume 72 Issue 3", New Library World, Vol. 72 No. 3, pp. 65-114.




Copyright © 1970, MCB UP Limited

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