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Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Planning Staff and Commonwealth Policy and Planning Department: Registered Files (PP, ZP and RS Series)

Reference:
FCO 49
Title:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Planning Staff and Commonwealth Policy and Planning Department: Registered Files (PP, ZP and RS Series)
Description:

This series consists of registered files of the Foreign Office Planning Staff (January 1967 to October 1968), the Commonwealth Office Policy and Planning Department (January 1967 to October 1968) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Planning Staff (October 1968 onwards) relating to policy planning matters.

Date:
1965-1980
Arrangement:

Arrangement is by former file reference. The ZP series files in this series are a continuation of earlier files created by the Foreign Office Planners, but from January 1967 the registration system used was altered from the earlier 'jacket' system to a registered file system in preparation for the formation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968. Records of the ZP series, and in the Commonwealth Office PP series created by the Commonwealth Policy and Planning Department were inherited by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Planning Staff on the creation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968. A new RS series was used by the FCO Planning Staff from October 1968.

Related Material:
For earlier Commonwealth Relations and Commonwealth Office Policy and Planning Department files see DO 193
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   PP, RS and ZP file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Commonwealth Office, Policy and Planning Department, 1967-1968
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Planning Staff, 1968-1987
Foreign Office, Planning Staff, 1965-1968
Physical description:
908 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1999
Accruals:
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Planning staff in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its immediate predecessors handled strategic and policy planning matters and, in the case of the Commonwealth Office, arrangements for the various Commonwealth Conferences.

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