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Will Storage Consultation Paper and potential destruction of originals

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Apologies if this has already been raised, but I couldn't see it in the searches I did.

There is currently a consultation being carried out by MoJ around the digitisation of post 1858 wills and the subsequent destruction of the originals in a bid to save money. The full paper can be seen here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... -documents. It seems that the MoJ only consider the Legal profession as worthy of inclusion in the consultation based on the distribution list in the paper.

There has been a petition raised which has 12k signatures so far https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/654081 but the deadline for responses to the paper is 23rd Feb 2024.

SoG has responded https://www.sog.org.uk/news/moj-will-co ... -response/ and urges people to respond if they can with responses to the 12 Questions outlined in the paper.
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Re: Will Storage Consultation Paper and potential destruction of originals

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While I'm not allowed to sign the petition (I live in Canada and am Canadian), I have sent feedback via email. It's an atrocious proposal.
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