Decision letter on local inquiry into library provision in Newcastle

Letter from Culture Minister Ed Vaizey to Leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, explaining the Culture Secretary's decision on a local inquiry into Newcastle library provision



The Secretary of State has considered whether to intervene by directing an inquiry under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 into the changes in the library provision in Newcastle. The Secretary of State has decided not to direct a local inquiry for the reasons set out in this letter.