Departmental Records

(asked on 11th April 2016) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the 10 year rule that is given as the reason that Lord Owen's and Lord Jenkin of Roding's ministerial papers in regard to contaminated blood were destroyed.

This question was answered on 19th April 2016

We do not recognise that a ten year rule has been established for the destruction of records created by ministers. The Department works to the guidance published by The National Archives on the appraisal and selection of official records which are retained and transferred for permanent preservation.

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