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The National Archives of Singapore preserves records of national and historical significance including records that were created or received by Government departments and institutions including statutory boards and organs of state such as our Parliament. These records provide an insight into past policies and programmes and this promotes a deeper understanding and appreciation of Singapore's history and how it has developed over the years.

Government Records database
The Government Records database contains information on records of current as well as former Government departments and institutions. Former departments include the Colonial Secretary's Office, Singapore Improvement Trust and the Ministry of Culture.

These are government records that may be made available at the Archives Reading Room. Please see the access conditions for each of the government records listed. Written permission is required for publication, exhibition, or online use. Please allow 10-12 weeks for processing of all requests.

Papers presented to Parliament
An important set of records will be available for search and download. These are the Papers presented to Parliament. These records set out the proposals and information that allow Parliament to undertake its functions such as law-making, financial control over Government expenditure and the inquisitorial role of Members of Parliament.