The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) has published on its web site a consultation paper concerning the future of the public library subsidy on official publications. Please see http://www.opsi.gov.uk/official-publications/public-library-access-scheme
The Standing Committee on official publications (SCOOP) will be considering a response and I can forward any thoughts to that discussion although you can also respond online at the site above.
Acquisitions & Cataloguing Manager
Adults, Health and Community Wellbeing
Essex County Council
tel. 01245 244957
01245 284981 ext 255
minicom 01245 244966