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Freedom of Information Act

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what triggers lead to a Freedom of Information Act request to a Government Department being sent to the Department’s clearing house. (89482)

My Department has published a clearing house toolkit, an annexe to which contains a list of triggers for referring cases to the clearing house. This document is located on the DCA website at http://www.foi.gov.uk/guidance/pdf/annex-b.pdf.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the National Archives has to revise records information leaflet No 14 on family history in England and Wales to include guidance about the procedure for applying for copies of extracts from the 1911 or 1921 censuses under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (92372)

Guidance for making Freedom of Information requests for information from any records in the custody of the National Archives including 1911, can be found in their publication scheme:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/access_rights.pdf

The 1921 census is in the custody of the Office for National Statistics and not of the National Archives.