Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Department: Registered Files (ME Series)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Department: Registered Files (ME Series)

This series contains records of the Energy Department dealing with diplomatic policy relating to all aspects of energy (oil, coal, gas, nuclear and environmental) at the time of the oil crisis of the mid-1970s.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   ME
Legal status:
Public Record
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Energy Department, 1974-1977
Physical description:
1143 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2005
Accumulation Dates:
Files series ran from 1974 to 1977
Selection and destruction information:
Selected under Acquisition Policy criteria and, documenting the work of the FCO in maintaining diplomatic relations relating to energy during the oil crisis of the mid-1970s.
This series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Energy Department was formed in 1974 as part of the FCO's response to the deepening energy crisis of that year. It took over responsibility for all energy matters from the Industry, Science and Energy Department. The Energy Department was absorbed in 1977 into a new Energy, Science and Space Department.

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