§ Lord Trefgarne
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What recent progress has been made in preserving and cataloguing the pictorial records held by the Ministry of Defence, particularly nitrate based motion film.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Henley):
Clear instructions are now in place for the early selection, preservation and transfer of my Department's pictorial records to the appropriate places of deposit, principally the Imperial War Museum (IWM), who are responsible for cataloguing the material; all nitrate based motion film has been transferred to the IWM. Closer working arrangements have been developed with the IWM, and their officials now make regular visits to my department in connection with this work.