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Railway Records, Relics And Premises

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will list the documents and objects which he has specified as of sufficient interest to warrant preservation under section 144(7) of the Transport Act 1968; (a) generally and (b) relating to the former Great Western railway;(2) what transfers of records, relics or premises have been made under section 144(1)(a) of the Transport Act 1968;(3) what is his policy on the acquisition and preservation of railway records, relics and premises under section 144 of the Transport Act 1968; and what steps have been taken to identify, locate and assess such records, relics and premises.

I am arranging for inquiries to be made and I will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.