Demand for inquiry on Cosham library survey

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CONSERVATIVE officials are demanding a full inquiry be made into the reason why a library survey lacked detail.

As previously reported in The News, questions contained in a council survey about the future of Cosham library, which covered all age groups, asked whether people’s sex had changed since birth and what their sexuality is. Though council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson has said surveys will not ask youngsters about their sexuality in the future, Conservative deputy leader councillor Donna Jones said: ‘This was a complete waste of taxpayers money.

‘Apart from asking people their sexuality, age and whether the library should move, it didn’t ask people if they were library card users and how much they used them.

‘This was simply a tick box exercise.’