Commonwealth Office: Dependent Territories Constitutions Department: Registered Files (TC Series)

Details of FCO 56
Reference:FCO 56
Title:
Commonwealth Office: Dependent Territories Constitutions Department: Registered Files (TC Series)
Description:

This series contains records of the Dependent Territories Constitutions Department of the Commonwealth Office created between January 1967 and October 1968, dealing with general policy for the future status and constitutional development of the remaining dependent territories.

Date: 1967-1968
Arrangement:

By former file reference

Related Material: For earlier records see CO 1058
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department TC file series
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Commonwealth Office, Dependent Territories Constitutions Department, 1966-1968
Physical description: 30 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition: Foreign and Commonwealth Office , in 1999
Accumulation Dates: 1967-1968
Accruals: No further accruals are expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The former Colonial Office Constitutional Planning Department became the Dependent Territories Constitutions Department upon the formation of the Commonwealth Office in August 1966. It handled future constitutional policy questions, the co-ordination of constitutional development, new constitutional patterns and the progress of constitutional business through the UK legislative programme.

The department was merged into the Commonwealth Policy and Planning Department in March 1968. Upon the formation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968 responsibility for constitutional development passed to the Commonwealth Co-ordination Department.

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