§ Lord Sefton of Garston
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will make representations with a view to ensuring that the parcel of old deeds and documents relating to Liverpool currently stored in a cellar below the public library in Everton will be properly filed and stored in a more suitable place.
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)
The question concerns a matter which has been assigned to the Public Record Office under the terms of its framework document. I have therefore asked the Chief Executive to respond.
Letter to Lord Sefton of Garston from the Chief Executive of the Public Record Office, Ms Sarah Tyacke, dated 29 May 1997.
I have been asked by the Lord Chancellor to reply to your question about the parcel of old deeds and documents relating to Liverpool currently stored in a cellar below the public library in Everton. This office is an executive agency of the Lord Chancellor.
I understand that the records concerned are Corporation of Liverpool leases. As local authority records, they are not the responsibility of the Government and are not covered by the Public Records Acts. They are the responsibility of the local archive service, in this case the Liverpool Record Office.