Cabinet Office and predecessors: Registered Files (1916 to 1965)
This series contains a selection of registered files on various matters dealt with by the War Cabinet, the Cabinet and the Committee of Imperial Defence (post First World War). They include files relating to the machinery of the Cabinet, its committees, and the establishment and work of the Secretariat. There are files concerned with the Reconstruction Committee, the Ministry of Reconstruction, the Supreme War Council during the First World War, and various International Conferences. Some of the files relating to the Peace Conference (1919 to 1920) are those of the Paris Office of the War Cabinet. There are also files of Prime Minister's minutes dating from Atlee's tenure (1945-1951), and files concerning the formation of the Ministry of Health (CAB 21/72) and the Ministry of Materials: CAB 21/2271
PLEASE NOTE: A selection of records within this series are available to download free of charge as part of the Digital Microfilm project.
Files for the period 1916-1936 (CAB 21/1-450) are arranged chronologically according to the latest paper. The remainder of the files, which were allocated subject file codes (numerical) from 1937 to 1965, are predominantly arranged by the original numerical sequence of the creating body.
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