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Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at on 15 November 1932.

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Photo of Mr James Reid Mr James Reid , Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken, or proposes to take, for preserving Scottish records and making them available for research purposes?

Photo of Mr Godfrey Collins Mr Godfrey Collins , Greenock

The matter is receiving consideration. Perhaps my hon. Friend will repeat his question in a few weeks' time, when I hope to be able to give him further information.

Photo of Mr James Reid Mr James Reid , Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs

Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that the national records are at least being preserved from decay?

Photo of Mr Godfrey Collins Mr Godfrey Collins , Greenock

I understand that sufficient care is being taken of these records at the moment.