House of Lords
Lord Avebury (Liberal Democrat)
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of the files referring to Sarawak released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office during the Easter Recess; and whether there are any documents mentioning Sarawak that are still classified.
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
Files from the colonial administration of Sarawak were released at The National Archives (TNA) on
There are known to be documents covering Sarawak affairs that did not originate from the Sarawak colonial administration itself. For instance, there are a number of such documents in the North Borneo file series, which has already transferred to TNA. It would be a considerable undertaking to inspect all the colonial administration files for any mention of Sarawak, since this could be carried out only through a detailed inspection of the files themselves-thus incurring disproportionate cost.