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In April 2003, the Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts Commission merged to form The National Archives, a new organisation to cover both public records (government and the law courts) and private archives. This is the second annual report for this body, and sets out its activities, along with performance against key targets and includes the resource accounts for the financial year 2004 to 2005. The National Archives has received over 1200 enquiries for information following the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act on the 1st January 2005. The report also focuses on the provision of information to government and family historians as well as the development of its’ online services. Also included is the second annual report for the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives.
This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a Return to an Address and was ordered to be printed by the House of Commons.