Catalogue description Advisory Council on Public Records

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Details of PRO 42
Reference: PRO 42
Title: Advisory Council on Public Records

This series consists of the selected files of the Secretary of the Advisory Council on Public Records relating to its responsibility for advising the lord chancellor on matters relating to public records.

Date: 1959-1986

Former file reference

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Advisory Council on Public Records, 1959-2003

Physical description: 82 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1995 Public Record Office

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Advisory Council on Public Records was first appointed by the Lord Chancellor on 22nd January 1959 pursuant to the Public Records Act, 1958 (6 and 7 Eliz 2 Ch 51), s 1(2). Under the chairmanship of the Master of the Rolls its responsibility was to advise the Lord Chancellor on matters concerning public records in general and in particular, on those aspects of the work of the Public Record Office which affect members of the public who make use of the facilities provided by the Public Record Office. The council was a Public Record Office responsibility until 1 April 1992 when the Public Record Office became an executive agency. The post was thereafter filled by the Lord Chancellor's Department.

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