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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016

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36Access to historic environment records

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(1)The Welsh Ministers—

(a)must make each historic environment record available for public inspection in such manner as they consider appropriate;

(b)must, where a person requests a copy of part of a historic environment record or details accessed by means of such a record, and it appears to the Welsh Ministers that the request is reasonable, provide the person with a copy of that part of the record or those details;

(c)must make available to a person wishing to inspect a historic environment record advice on or assistance with retrieving and understanding information provided in the record or accessed by means of the record;

(d)must, where a person requests the retrieval of information provided in a historic environment record or accessed by means of such a record and it appears to the Welsh Ministers that the request is reasonable, compile for the person a document containing the information.

(2)In assessing for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) or (d) whether a request is reasonable, the matters which the Welsh Ministers may take into account include any previous such requests made by or on behalf of the person concerned.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may charge a fee for—

(a)providing a copy or details under subsection (1)(b);

(b)providing advice or assistance under subsection (1)(c);

(c)compiling a document under subsection (1)(d).

(4)A fee charged under subsection (3) must be calculated by reference to the cost of providing the service to which the fee relates.

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