HL Deb 03 December 1996 vol 576 c47WA
Lord Denning

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the will of Lord Nelson made in October 1805 before the battle of Trafalgar is kept among the public records and, if so, whether it can be examined and copies made.

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)

The will of Lord Nelson, made before the battle of Trafalgar, is kept among the public records. It can be examined, and copies can be supplied, at the Public Record Office, Kew. The will is normally made available on microfilm on grounds of preservation, security and ease of access. The original is made available only with the permission of authorised staff of the Public Record Office.