A consultation paper about proposed public records legislation: From the Keeper of the Records of Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers

DescriptionConsultation on proposals for a new Public Records (Scotland) Bill. The consultation seeks views on new legislation to improve record keeping across the public sector in Scotland.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 22, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9428 1 (Web only publication)

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Contents

1 FOREWORD

2 CONTEXT FOR LEGISLATION

3 MAIN ELEMENTS OF PROPOSED NEW PUBLIC RECORDS LEGISLATION
3.1 The role and responsibilities of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland
3.2 A definition of 'public records' and their extent
3.3 Record keeping requirements of public authorities
3.4 Local Authorities and Proper Arrangements
3.5 Enforcement
3.6 Records of Scottish Courts

4 CONCLUSION

Annex A: Responding to this Consultation Paper
Annex B: Respondent Information Form
Annex C: The Scottish Government Consultation Process
Annex D: Proposed Public Authorities
Annex E: List of Consultation Questions

Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

Responses to this paper are requested by Wednesday 4 th August 2010.

Please send them by e-mail to
Business.Management@nas.gov.uk

or by post to

The Keeper of the Records of Scotland
HM General Register House
2 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH1 3YY

or by fax to
0131 535 1360

This consultation paper is available on the NAS website at www.nas.gov.ukor by contacting the Keeper of the Records of Scotland at the address above.