Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (208)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

324 Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Finance the number of files for 1973 in his Department released to the National Archives under the 30 year rule; the number withheld; and the subject matter of the files withheld. [1585/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

During 2003, my Department transferred, under the 30 year rule, some 1,500 files or part files to the National Archives for release to public inspection. Some 26 files deemed eligible for release were withheld from public inspection. The files withheld relate mainly to information of a personal nature which, if released, might cause distress to living persons, or to legal or security matters.