University of Southampton’s purchase of archives

FOI request reference: F0063281
Publication date: October 2020

Request
May I have all information relating to the Museum Library Archives ‘s involvement in the purchase by the University of Southampton of the archives of the 1st Earl and Countess Mountbatten, including the Ministerial Direction relating thereto dated 5 August 2011.
Outcome
No information held.
Response
I can confirm that The National Archives does not hold this information.

On the abolition of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) in 2011 its statutory cultural property responsibilities and the relevant records passed to Arts Council England (ACE) whilst The National Archives took on additional leadership responsibilities for archives in England. Consequently, The National Archives does not hold the relevant information concerning the MLA’s role in supporting the acquisition of the Mountbatten Archives by the University of Southampton in 2011.

ACE may hold the information you have requested. In order to request this information from ACE please write to:

Senior Officer, Information
Arts Council England
49 Lever Street
Manchester M1 1FN

Or submit a Freedom of Information request to ACE online at the following link: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/freedom-information#section-1