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Great Seal Of Northern Ireland

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland where the Great Seal of Northern Ireland is kept; to what extent it is in official use; and whether he will make it available for museums and exhibitions of Ulster interest.

The Great Seal of Northern Ireland is kept in Belfast by the Clerk of the Crown who holds it on behalf of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. The Great Seal is used regularly for sealing official documents such as Letters Patent, Commissions of Assize, election writs and the appointments of judges and lords lieutenant. It would not, therefore, be appropriate or practicable to make it available for public exhibition.