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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Departmental Records

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government where the historic records of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its predecessor departments are stored and kept other than in the National Archives.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra and its predecessor departments send selected records to The National Archives for permanent preservation. Files identified by Defra as public records but not yet available at The National Archives (in the process of preparation and transfer) are located with Defra’s Records Appraisal Team at Lion House, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2PF.

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