Windrush Generation landing cards

FOI request reference: F0052329
Publication date: May 2018

Request

Windrush Generation Landing Cards: This is a Freedom of Information request. I would like to know if the landing cards and their alleged destruction by the Home Office or its agencies was known to The National Archives at the time, whether TNA agreed on the destruction and also whether they are on a Disposal Schedule approved by TNA.

Outcome

No information held

Response

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. The FOI Act gives you the right to know whether we hold the information you want and to have it communicated to you, subject to any exemptions that may apply.

We have taken your request for information about the destruction of ‘Windrush Generation Landing Cards’ to mean landing cards from Caribbean migrants between 1948–71.

I can confirm that The National Archives does not hold information relevant to your request.

Advice and assistance

Under Section 3 of the Public Records Act 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.