HL Deb 03 December 1996 vol 576 c47WA
Lord Denning

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Answer of the Lord Chancellor on 18 November (WA 123-4), what are the classes of public records, such as census returns, which are not being transferred to Kew and what are the new addresses where they can still be found and examined.

The Lord Chancellor

The classes of public records, on microfilm, not being transferred to Kew are:

1841 and 1851 Census returns (record class HO 107)

1861 Census returns (RG 9)

1871 Census returns (RG 10)

1881 Census returns (RG 11)

1891 Census returns (RG 12)

Estate Duty Office, Death duty registers, 1796 to 1858 (IR 26)

Estate Duty Office, indexes to Death duty registers, 1796 to 1908 (IR 27)

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Act books, administrations, 1559 to 1858 (PROB 6)

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Registered copy wills, 1384 to 1858 (PROB 11)

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, indexes of wills and administrations, paper copies, 1383 to 1858 (PROB 12)

Non-parochial registers, 1567 to 1858 (RG 4)

Miscellaneous foreign returns of births, and marriages, and deaths: indexes, 1627 to 1960 (RG 43)

These classes can be found and examined on microfilm at the Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, until 7th March, and then at the Family Records Centre, Myddelton Street, London EC 1, from 10th March 1997.

These records are normally made available on microfilm on grounds of preservation, security and ease of access. The originals are, and will continue to be, stored at Kew or at the Office's repository at Hayes, Middlesex.