Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (356)

Seán Crowe

Question:

464 Mr. Crowe asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of files in his Department for 1973 released to the National Archives under the 30 year rule; the number withheld; and the subject matter of the files withheld. [1591/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

During 2003 my Department met representatives of the National Archives and transferred the following files: 19th century building files; school administration files 1880-1921; and training college files 1883-1921. Inactive files are held in off-site storage and officials in my Department are in ongoing discussions with the National Archives office to determine what files are of national interest and should be transferred to the archives office.