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Scotland Office written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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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 Scotland, 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 Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael The Secretary of State for Scotland

The Scotland Office’s records date from its establishment in 1999. Appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that its records are assessed for long term preservation in accordance with the prevailing practice in other departments.

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