HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 c663W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Attorney-General what criteria were used by the Lord Chancellor in determining the reasons for the witholding of papers from release at the Public Record Office for 1958 concerning the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

The Attorney-General

The Public Records Act 1958 makes provision for records to be retained or closed from access for periods longer than 30 years. Records are retained or closed from access in accordance with established criteria, which were set out in paragraphs 24–31 of the White Paper "Modern Public Records", Cmnd. 8531, March 1982.