(1) The Minister may allow or disallow the appeal, in whole or in part.
(2) Before the Minister makes a decision under subsection (1), the Minister must—
(a) consult with the responsible Minister of the controlling public office that has lodged the appeal; and
(b) have regard to the recommendations of the Archives Council.
(3) The Minister must—
(a) give written notice of the decision, with reasons, to—
(i) the administrative head of the controlling public office; and
(ii) the Chief Archivist; and
(iii) the Archives Council; and
(b) give public notice of the decision by notice in the Gazette.
(4) The decision of the Minister is final and binds the Chief Archivist and the controlling public office.