Treasury: Public Records

Treasury written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many records his Department holds that have reached the time limit for their transfer to the National Archives but have not been transferred.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

HM Treasury currently holds the following legacy records (pre-1994):

23,310

- Records still to be reviewed, retained by means of Retention Instrument

9,645

- Records selected for transfer to The National Archives, retained by means of Retention Instrument

55,600

- Records awaiting destruction

11,774

- Records planned for transfer in calendar year 2019

13

- Records retained for an inquiry or investigation

526

- Records and extracts retained from transferred records

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