§ Lord Teviot
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What arrangements they propose to make for the future of the Greater London Record Office in the event of the Local Government Bill becoming law.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment (The Earl of Avon)
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Environment has today written to the Lord Mayor of the Corporation of the City of London setting out arrangements for the City on behalf of Londoners as a whole to take over and run the Greater London Record Office, subject to parliamentary approval for the Local Government Bill. The Lord Mayor has agreed with the proposal. The arrangement follows discussions between the Department of the Environment and the corporation. It means that the GLRO collection can be maintained intact in the hands of local government and in the charge of the corporation which has considerable expertise and experience on archive matters. I am placing a copy of the exhange of letters between the Secretary of State and the Lord Mayor in the Library.