Record slips and landing cards of Caribbean British subjects

FOI request reference: F0061002
Publication date: March 2020

Request

Were the RECORD SLIPS/LANDING CARDS held by The UK Border Agency in 2009 of Caribbean British subjects ever offered to the National Archives prior to being destroyed?

Why didn’t TNA bid to hold the collection in the natural interest of the Nation?
Will the TNA ensure that future data will be collected automatically instead of systematically destroyed in reference to the Data Protection Act? (If the Data Protection Act time limitations were already in place there would be no National Archives.)

 

Outcome

No information held

 

Response

Advice and assistance

Under Section 3 of the Public Records Act 1958 it is the responsibility of government departments to appraise their records and select those worthy of permanent preservation to be transferred to The National Archives or an approved place of deposit.