http://www.hounslowchronicle.co.uk/west-london-news/local-hounslow-news/2011/02/14/hundreds-of-hounslow-residents-sign-libraries-petition-109642-28168735/ - also relating to this see http://alangibbons.net/?p=7931#comments and http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/fees_contractually_due_to_john_l
It also seems that the Reading Agency have recently received a donation from John Laing! What next CILIP excepting money from private library companies! see http://www.readingagency.org.uk/media/Reading%20Agency%20-%20February%202011.html
John Laing donation
THANK YOU: We are very grateful to Michelle Morley who has given us a donation of £1000. Every year John Laing has an internal awards initiative and this year Michelle won the Operations Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for her work with the Summer Reading Challenge volunteering programme in Hounslow libraries.