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Public Records Act (Northern Ireland) 1923

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7Printing, publication, sale and distribution of records, calendars, etc.N.I.

(1)It shall be lawful for the[F1 Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure] to cause to be printed from time to time such calendars, catalogues and indexes of Northern Ireland records, and also such Northern Ireland records in the custody of the Minister of Finance, as that Minister may recommend as fit to be printed.

(2)All Northern Ireland records, calendars, catalogues and indexes of records which are printed in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be published and sold for such reasonable sums as may be approved by the Minister of Finance, and the proceeds of all such sales shall be placed to the credit of the Exchequer of Northern Ireland, and carried to the account of the Consolidated Fund thereof:

Provided that, so many printed copies of any such records, calendars, catalogues and indexes as the Minister of Finance may direct may be presented gratuitously to departments of the Government, institutions and libraries in Northern Ireland.

(3)The Minister of Finance shall have power to purchase, for the use of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, such private calendars, catalogues and indexes to the Northern Ireland records as the Minister of Finance may think fit, and every calendar, catalogue and index to any Northern Ireland records in the custody of the Minister of Finance which may be compiled, continued or copied after the passing of this Act by any officer of, or person employed in, the said Public Record Office, except such printed copies as may be sold or presented gratuitously under this section, shall belong to the[F1 Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure] for the use of the said Public Record Office.

F1SI 1999/663

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