Armed Forces: Personal Records

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provisions his Department has put in place to allow research groups to access military records.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The public can gain access to Departmental information in three main ways: through access to information published under the Department's publication scheme; through scrutiny at The National Archives, following its release under the terms of the Public Records Act; or under the general access provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

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