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10 Downing Street: Archives

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what the Civil Service grade is of the person responsible for decisions on what to archive from the No 10 Press Office; (181082)

(2) what his Department’s policy is on (a) destroying, (b) retaining and (c) archiving files in the Press Office at No 10 Downing Street.

It is Cabinet Office policy, in line with other Departments across Whitehall, to select files for permanent preservation in accordance with records management guidance issued by the National Archives (TNA). Further details of this guidance can be found on the TNA’s website at: