Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will reconsider her decision to transfer railway records from York to London, in view of the fact that these records in the main relate to the North East and should be available there for students of the economic and social developments of the area in which railway developments have played a large part.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
No. The historical records at York are part of the national collection of railway records which, as announced in May, 1971, are to be kept in London in the care of the Public Record Office. Consideration will be given to the incorporation of the printed material at present also in the York Railway Record Office into the library of the new National Railway Museum to be built there.