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National Archives Act, 1986

Disposal of archives by Director.

9.(1) The Director may dispose of archives in his custody if—

(a) in his opinion, they do not warrant preservation by the National Archives or the preservation by the National Archives of copies of them will suffice, and

(b) the Council concurs, and

(c) the appropriate member of the Government or any other body or person responsible for the transfer to or the deposit with the National Archives of such archives consents to such disposal.

(2) Archives the disposal of which is authorised under subsection (1) shall either—

(a) be destroyed in such a manner as to ensure that their confidentiality is not affected and that their contents are not ascertainable, or

(b) be transferred, with the consent of the Council and the appropriate member of the Government or other body or person responsible for their transfer to or deposit with the National Archives, to another archival institution or other appropriate body, to be preserved there in accordance with such conditions as may be specified in writing by the Director.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), records of the Supreme Court shall not be disposed of without the consent of the Chief Justice, and records of the High Court shall not be disposed of without the consent of the President of the High Court.