HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 c1477
41. Mr. Hyde

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs down to what date his Departmental records generally have been transferred to the Public Record Office; how far they are subject to any restrictions; and which particular categories of records, prior to the date in question, have been retained in his Department.

Mr. Turton

The answer to the first part of the Question is 1924. In agreement with the other Departments concerned archives to the end of 1902 are available without restriction. The political records of the years 1920–1924 are kept in the Foreign Office for the convenience of the Editors of "Documents on British Foreign Policy."