Dec 16 2011 By Jessica Thompson
THE RESULT of a High Court appeal to save 50 per cent of Brent's libraries is expected on Monday.
Lord Justices Pill, Richards and Davis are to give their judgment into the closure by Brent Council of six of its 12 libraries at the Royal Courts of Justice.
It is expected that the judgment will be handed down at 2pm.
The landmark hearing follows campaign group Brent SOS's appeal against a High Court judges decision that Brent Council's library closures were lawful at a two-day hearing on November 10 and 11.
A Brent SOS spokesman said: "Dinah Rose QC argued on behalf of library users and Brent SOS Libraries Campaign that in deciding to close six libraries, the council had failed to prevent discrimination against groups such as Asians, young children and local school children, by neglecting to assess the impact on such groups."
The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has since launched an inquiry into library closures to which the Save Preston Library Campaign, Brent SOS Libraries and library users from Brent will submit evidence.