P-05-1137 Call for fair funding for the National Library of Wales by the Welsh Government



P-05-1137 Call for fair funding for the National Library of Wales by the Welsh Government


This petition was submitted by Sue Jones-Davies, having collected a total of 14,338 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

We call for fair funding by the Welsh Government to the National Library of Wales, one of the world’s great libraries, a repository of the historic, artistic and intellectual treasures of Wales. With no increased support from Welsh Government, 30 jobs are to be cut and services seriously curtailed. Freedom, prosperity and the development of society and individuals are fundamental human values, attained by well-informed citizens with unlimited access to thought, culture and information.


Additional Information:

To ensure that the National Library of Wales continues with delivering comprehensive services to all, we ask the Welsh Government to increase its financial support, ensuring that it remains a gateway to knowledge, providing lifelong learning. Libraries cannot be expected to generate their own income in the same way as businesses.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 16/03/2021.


The petition was closed as part of a review of all petitions currently under consideration at the Petitions Committee's final meeting of the Fifth Senedd, in light of the upcoming election and the consideration given to this issue to date.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 09/02/2021.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Ceredigion
  • Mid and West Wales

Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 04/02/2021