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Scope of Group
This group consists of the records of Royal Commissions and Boards of Inquiry.
Royal Commissions are issued in the form of Letters Patent which specify the personnel of the Commission, including the Chairman and the terms of reference.
Boards of Inquiry may be appointed by a Minister of the Crown, by Cabinet, or by the Governor-in-Council.
Responsibility for the management of Boards and Commissions of Inquiry rested with the Chief Secretary's Department (VA 475) until its abolition in 1979, when responsibility was assumed by the Attorney General's Department (previously the Law Department) VA 2825.
Location of Records
For records of Parliamentary Committees see VRG 20 Parliament. See also List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 14.0.0. Royal Commissions and Boards of Inquiry.