Research and analysis

NIO and public records in The National Archives

The Northern Ireland Office participated in The National Archives' pilot monitoring scheme on the annual release of public records.



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Under the Public Records Act (1958) government departments are required to identify records worthy of permanent preservation and transfer them to The National Archives (TNA). The passing of the Constitutional Reform and Governance (CRAG) Act 2010 means that government departments must now transfer their records to TNA at the end of 20 years rather than 30 years as previously.

Published 16 January 2013