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  • Sch. 1 para. 3 Pt. 2 entries inserted by 1990 c. 41 Sch. 18 para. 1(1) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. The insertion was repealed (31.3.2009) by Legal Services Act 2007 (c. 29), ss. 210, 211, Sch. 23 (with ss. 29 , 192 , 193); S.I. 2009/503 , art. 2)
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  • Sch. 1 para. 3 Pt. 2 words inserted by 2009 c. 13 Sch. 2 para. 11 (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Sch. 2 substituted (19.4.2010) by 2010 c. 25, Sch. 3; S.I. 2010/1277, art. 2)
  • Sch. 1 para. 3 Pt. 2 words repealed by 2000 c. 14 Sch. 6

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[F2(3)It shall be the duty of the Keeper of Public Records to arrange that reasonable facilities are available to the public for inspecting and obtaining copies of those public records in the Public Record Office which fall to be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.]

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(5)The [F4Secretary of State] shall, as respects all public records in places of deposit appointed by him under this Act outside the Public Record Office, require arrangements to be made for their inspection by the public comparable to those made for public records in the Public Record Office F5. . ..

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F2S. 5(3) substituted (1.1.2005) by 2000 c. 36, ss. 67, 87(3), Sch. 5 Pt. I para. 2(3) (with ss. 56, 78); S.I. 2004/3122, art. 2

F5Words in s. 5(5) repealed (1.1.2005) by 2000 c. 36, ss. 67, 86, 87(3), Sch. 5 Pt. I para. 2(4), Sch. 8 Pt. III (with ss. 56, 78); S.I. 2004/3122, art. 2

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