Lord Chancellor’s Code of Practice on the management of records issued under section 46 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Presented to Parliament by the Lord Chancellor pursuant to section 46(6) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.





Importance of records management
Role of the Information Commissioner
Authorities subject to the Public Records Acts
Role of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council on National Records and Archives 7 and the Sensitivity Review Group in Northern Ireland

1    Aims of the Code
2    Scope of the Code
3    Interpretation
4    Supplementary guidance

5    Summary of recommended good practice in records management
6    Organisational arrangements to support records management
7    Records management policy
8    Keeping records to meet corporate requirements
9    Records systems
10    Storage and maintenance of records
11    Security and access
12    Disposal of records
13    Records created in the course of collaborative working or through out-sourcing
14    Monitoring and reporting on records management

15    Purpose of Part 2
16    Selection of public records for permanent preservation
17    Retention or transfer of public records
18    Determining the access status of public records before transfer
19    Transmission of public records
20    Access after transfer of public records

Annex A   Glossary
Annex B   Standards and guidance supporting the Code

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