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Chair of the Inquiry issues guidance on destruction of documents

23 June 2015

Letters have been sent to the Cabinet Secretary and other organisations to inform their non-destruction policies

On announcing the statutory Inquiry, the Home Secretary requested a moratorium on the destruction of material. On the 23 June 2015 the Inquiry sent out further guidance on the detail of what may or may not be destroyed across Government and by other agencies. These letters were sent to both the Cabinet Secretary and other relevant organisations setting out categories of documentation that must be kept pending further requests from the Inquiry. The letters are below:

Letter to Sir Jeremy Heywood

Letter to Religious Leaders

Letter to Police CCs

Letter to NHS CEOs

Letter to Local Authority CEOs

Guidance Note: Retention Instructions and Data Protection requirements

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