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Public Records

Volume 982: debated on Thursday 17 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Public Records Act 1977 will be extended to Scotland.

It would not be appropriate to extend to Scotland the provisions of the Public Records Acts 1958 and 1967 which deal with the Public Record Office in London and arrangements for the transmission to that Office of certain Government records. Identical arrangements to those under the Public Records Acts already apply to the transmission to the Scottish Record Office of the records of Government Departments wholly or mainly concerned with Scottish affairs and to public access to those records.