(2) whether his Department accepts legal responsibility for the custody and control of documents relating to the administrative duties conducted on behalf of HM Courts Service by (a) the Lord Chief Justice, (b) the Master of the Rolls and (c) other judges.
Members of the judiciary do not carry out administrative duties on behalf of HM Court Service. There are accordingly no documents relating to such duties.
The Department does hold some information created by the judiciary in the course of discharging their judicial functions, and there may be occasions when the judiciary hold information on behalf of the Department. The Department's legal obligations in respect of such information under the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Public Records Act 1958 will depend on the facts of any given case.