74. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the representations made on behalf of the civilian staff of the Edinburgh Records Office by various authoritative bodies, that Army Record work of this nature should not be transferred to York, he will take steps to reallocate a fair share of work of this type to Scotland.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
As has been explained in reply to previous Questions the General Service Corps Record Office in Edinburgh is necessarily being closed down owing to the disbandment of the General Service Corps. Only a remnant of the work is being transferred to York. As regards the location of Record Offices generally, military requirements and economy of administration must clearly be the paramount considerations.