Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth Co-ordination Department: Registered Files (HC Series)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth Co-ordination Department: Registered Files (HC Series)

This series contains records of the Commonwealth Co-ordination Department dealing with constitutional policy, procedure and practice and the role of the monarchy in the Commonwealth, the co-ordination of constitutional development in the dependent territories and associated states, planning and arrangements for meetings of Commonwealth Prime Ministers, relations with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other intra-Commonwealth organisations not allocated to other FCO departments (principally the Commonwealth Institute, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and national Commonwealth societies), and the Commonwealth Gift Scheme.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   HC file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Commonwealth Co-ordination Department, 1968-
Physical description:
871 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1999
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Commonwealth Co-ordination Department was formed in 1968 in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to succeed the various Commonwealth Office departments which had handled general planning and co-ordination matters for the Commonwealth, principally the Commonwealth Policy and Planning Department and the General and Migration Department.

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