Request & response
Please supply me with a complete list of the statutory offices held by the Chief Executive of the National Archives. For example: Keeper, Controller of HM Stationery Office, Historic Manuscripts Commissioner, etc. Please also indicate what legislation, royal warrant, etc. established these titles.
Having reviewed your request we have found that the information you have requested is available online. As such section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applies. Section 21 of the FOIA exempts information where Information is reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means.
We are however happy to provide the information to you and advise on where this information may be found online.
Statutory Offices held by the Chief Executive of The National Archives
Keeper of the Public Records. Office held under the Public Records Act. This information can be found on legislation.gov.uk website:
Queens’ Printer for Scotland. Office held under Section 92 of the Scotland Act. This information can be found on legislation.gov.uk website:
Non-statutory appointments of the Chief Executive of The National Archives
Historical Manuscripts Commissioner. Appointed by Royal Warrant. This information can be found on The National Archives website:
Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO). Appointment by the Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, media and sport.
Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament. Appointment by Letters Patent. This information can be found on The National Archives website:
Government Printer for Northern Ireland. Appointment by an executive order of the Northern Ireland Government by way of a letter made by the Executive Office. A notice of the appointment was published in the Belfast Gazette on 27 October 2017. The information can be found via the online Gazette: