Libraries, Information and Knowledge APPG

First Registered: 25/08/2021 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To focus on the contribution of knowledge, information and libraries to the UK’s social, economic and industrial development.

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Recent Documents related to Libraries, Information and Knowledge

1. CILIP - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: submitted by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals) CILIP has just under 12,000 members

2. Libraries, Information and Knowledge
25/08/2021 - APPGs

Found: To focus on the contribution of knowledge, information and libraries to the UK’s social, economic and

3. Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021
28/09/2018 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: 1Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021LIBRARIESTASKFORCE READINGLEA

4. Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021
28/09/2018 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: 1Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021LIBRARIESTASKFORCE READINGLEA

5. Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021
28/09/2018 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016Œ2021In 2016Œ17, public libraries in

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Recent Speeches related to Libraries, Information and Knowledge

1. British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Bill
13/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: their opportunities. It is not just books but libraries that matter, because not everybody gets to grow - Speech Link
2: to increase its number of outposts with public libraries to 20 across the country, with 18 of those operating - Speech Link
3: have the biggest impact in local communities. Libraries, and indeed the British Library, are an example - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
21/12/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: hon. Friend speaks with great experience and knowledge on this matter, and the House does well to listen - Speech Link
2: Government have established the libraries taskforce and funds under Libraries Deliver to assist in that goal - Speech Link
3: parliamentary candidate in Plymouth how important libraries are to social mobility in the city. The Conservative - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
13/12/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: age, with increased powers and funding for the Information Commissioner. Additionally, we have invested - Speech Link
2: substantially increased the resources available to the Information Commissioner to investigate scams like those - Speech Link
3: the Data Protection Act was put into law, the Information Commissioner’s Office would have had substantially - Speech Link

4. European Union (Information, etc.) Bill [HL]
20/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: It was intended to cover a big gap in people’s knowledge. This is not a criticism of the public in general - Speech Link
2: matters that are causing discontent.On knowledge of the EU before the referendum, I shall quote - Speech Link

5. Libraries, Bookshops and Booksellers
13/10/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: cultural, civic and educational significance of libraries, bookshops and booksellers in the United Kingdom - Speech Link
2: poverty of our libraries and the poverty of our bookshops. If we do not sort out our libraries and bookshops - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Libraries, Information and Knowledge
1. Knowledge Economy: Employment
asked by: Royston Smith
30/01/2019
... what proportion of the work force in each (a) region and (b) local authority area is employed in the knowledge economy.

2. Knowledge Economy: Young People
asked by: Royston Smith
28/01/2019
... what steps he is taking to prepare young people to participate in the knowledge economy.

3. Knowledge Economy and Technology: Employment
asked by: Rachel Reeves
15/03/2021
... what assessment he has made of the the geographical spread of technology and knowledge economy jobs by region of the UK.

4. Public Libraries
asked by: Dawn Butler
22/02/2021
... what support the Government is providing to local authorities to help ensure libraries are accessible for (a) click and collect services and (b) information technology services for the most vulnerable and digitally excluded communities.

5. Public Libraries
asked by: John Hayes
17/02/2021
... how many new libraries have been opened in the last five years.

Latest Questions
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4 Current APPG Officers
Gill Furniss Portrait
Gill Furniss
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Joined: 25th August 2021
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Vice Chair
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 25th August 2021
Lord Tope Portrait
Lord Tope
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 25th August 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Gill Furniss MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 0364.

Email: gill.furniss.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Denise Hawkes, CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE. Tel: 020 7255 0500

Email: Denise.Hawkes@cilip.org.uk

Secretariat:

CILIP acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.cilip.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Jul 2021
Source
CILIP
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/07/2021 To : 13/07/2022
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Libraries, Information and Knowledge APPG