HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c566W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Attorney-General what representations he has received concerning the proposed removal of public records from Chancery Lane to Kew particularly concerning the preservation of old, fragile and unique historical documents.

The Solicitor-General

Approximately 100 letters have been received about the proposal to close the Public Record Office reading rooms at Chancery Lane and to make the records available for public inspection at Kew. The majority of these letters refer to the risk of damage to these records.