Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Public Records

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 17th October 2014.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Alan Beith Alan Beith Chair, Justice Committee, Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons), Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons), Chair, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee, Chair, Justice Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what targets have been set for the release of his Department's material to the National Archives; what progress has been made in meeting those targets; and how many staff in his Department are engaged in reviewing records for that purpose.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Core DECC records are released to The National Archives in accordance with the Public Records Act 1958, and the review and transfer process has been rescheduled to reflect the reduction of the 30 year release period to 20 years. Review is undertaken by BIS as a shared service using 0.75 FTE.

DECC also has responsibility for records created by the National Coal Board. Due to the size and complexity of this material, these records are now covered by a Lord Chancellor’s Instrument until 2023 and DECC has a rolling programme of review and transfer, agreed and monitored by The National Archives. Review is contacted out and undertaken by 1.5 FTEs, and is due for completion by 2023.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.