Search Legislation

Public Records Act 1958

Changes to legislation:

There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to Public Records Act 1958. Those changes will be listed when you open the content using the Table of Contents below. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the affected provisions when you open the content using the Table of Contents below.

  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. General responsibility of the Lord Chancellor for public records.

  3. 2. The Public Record Office.

  4. 3. Selection and preservation of public records.

  5. 4. Place of deposit of public records.

  6. 5. Access to public records.

  7. 6. Destruction of public records in Public Record Office or other place of deposit.

  8. 7. Records for which Master of the Rolls remains responsible.

  9. 8. Court records.

  10. 9. Legal validity of public records and authenticated copies.

  11. 10. Interpretation.

  12. 11. Public Record Office Acts to cease to have effect.

  13. 12. Northern Ireland.

  14. 13. Short title, repeals and commencement.

  15. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Definition of Public Records

      1. 1.The provisions of this Schedule shall have effect for determining...

      2. Departmental records

        1. 2.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, administrative and...

        2. 3.(1) Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (1) of...

      3. Table Part I Bodies and Establishments under Government Departments

      4. Part II Other Establishments and Organisations

        1. Adult Learning Inspectorate Anglo-Egyptian Resettlement Board. Armouries Arts and Humanities...

      5. 3A.(1) Her Majesty may by Order in Council amend the...

      6. Records of courts and tribunals

        1. 4.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, records of...

      7. Records of the Chancery of England

        1. 5.The records of the Chancery of England , other than...

      8. Records in Public Record Office

        1. 6.Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this Schedule, public...

      9. Power to add further categories of records and to determine cases of doubt

        1. 7.(1) Without prejudice to the Lord Chancellor’s power of making...

      10. Interpretation

        1. 8.It is hereby declared that any description of government department,...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources