Friday 24 May 2013

12:00-14:00, Conference Room A 

The meeting is open to all and there is no need to book. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

This one-off extraordinary user forum session is dedicated to discussing how records are selected for permanent preservation, and the policies and processes that support the decisions that are made. The agenda will be driven by questions submitted by users in advance but it is anticipated that the meeting could cover topics such as how The National Archives interacts with government departments, the role of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Council, operational selection policies, the impact of Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation, and the transition to the 20-year rule. Some of our senior managers responsible for these matters, including Carol Tullo, Director of Information Policy and Services, and Julia Stocken, Head of Information Management and Practice, will be attending to answer questions, discuss any concerns and clarify our position. The notes of the session will be published on our website.
In order to make best use of the time at the meeting, please can you submit your questions or concerns in advance, no later than 12:00 on Monday 20 May, by email to, through our online community (, or in writing to Extraordinary User Forum, Public Services Development Unit, The National Archives, Kew, TW9 4DU.

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