Catalogue description War Cabinet, Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office: Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee, later Committee: Secretariat: Minutes (JIC(SEC))

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Details of CAB 176
Reference: CAB 176
Title: War Cabinet, Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office: Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee, later Committee: Secretariat: Minutes (JIC(SEC))
Description:

This series contains secretariat minutes of the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee.

Secretariat minutes were used to pass information to members of the Committee. Some covered fairly mundane topics such as the dates and times of meetings or changes of contact details. Others covered substantive documents such as intelligence assessments that were to be noted or that were to be discussed at future meetings. Until the late 1950s (when discrete symbols and registry arrangements were introduced), Secretariat minutes were used to disseminate the reports of JIC sub-committees and working parties.

Date: 1942-1957
Arrangement:

Chronological

The 'JIC(SEC)' symbol (eg JIC(67)(SEC)123) was introduced in January 1967. The previous referencing system employed the sequential number of the minute followed by the year as in JIC/123/63 or JIC 456/66.

Although the Joint Intelligence Committee became the Joint Intelligence Committee (A) effective 1 April 1968, the symbol 'JIC(SEC)' continued in use on the Secretariat minutes until the end of 1968.

Related material:

Joint Intelligence Committee Secretariat files are in CAB 163

Later JIC Secretariat minutes are in CAB 187

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: JIC (SEC)
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

War Cabinet, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee, 1939-1947

Physical description: 63 volume(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Cabinet Office , from 1999

Accumulation dates: 1942-
Selection and destruction information: For the period October 1942 to December 1963 selected Secretariat minutes have been preserved; the selection represents a small proportion of the total. Those 1958 Secretariat minutes selected for preservation are wanting (CAB 176/64-67). From January 1964 virtually all Secretariat minutes have been preserved.
Accruals: Series is accruing

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