War Cabinet: Joint Intelligence Committee, Inter-Services Security Board: Minutes
|Title:||War Cabinet: Joint Intelligence Committee, Inter-Services Security Board: Minutes|
The series consists of agenda and minutes dating from February 1940 to June 1945.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
War Cabinet, Joint Intelligence Committee, Inter-Services Security Board, 1940-1945
|Physical description:||14 volume(s)|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Inter-Services Security Board was initially set up in February 1940 in connection with projected operations in Finland and was established in March 1940 as a permanent body for the duration of the War. It was responsible under the direction of the Joint Intelligence Committee for the co-ordination of all security measures in connection with the British war effort. Later it also became responsible for the co-ordination and control of code names. The organisation of deception schemes was part of the board's brief until 1941 when the task was largely transferred to a special section within the War Cabinet.