Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gibraltar and South Atlantic Department: Registered Files (Y and HG Series)

Details of FCO 42
Reference:FCO 42
Title:
Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gibraltar and South Atlantic Department: Registered Files (Y and HG Series)
Description:

This series contains records of the Gibraltar and South Atlantic Department of the Commonwealth Office dealing with UK and Commonwealth relations with Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and their dependencies, Ascension Island, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha, and matters relating to Antarctica.

Date: 1967-1971
Arrangement:

By former file reference within annual file cycles.

Related Material: For earlier Colonial Office and Commonwealth files on Gibraltar see:
CO 926
For earlier Colonial Office and Commonwealth files on the Falkland Islands and dependencies and the Atlantic Islands see CO 1024
DO 220
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department HG and Y file series
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Commonwealth Office, Gibraltar and South Atlantic Department, 1966-1968
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Gibraltar and South Atlantic Department,, 1968-1971
Physical description: 505 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition: from 1999 Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Accumulation Dates: 1967-1970
Accruals: Series is accruing annually
Administrative / biographical background:

The Gibraltar and South Atlantic Department was formed as part of the Dependent Territories Division (i.e. former Colonial Office) of the Commonwealth Office following its creation in August 1966, and handled all UK and Commonwealth interests in Antarctica, the South Atlantic islands and Gibraltar.

In October 1968, when the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was formed, the department continued largely unchanged, (although responsibility for the external relations of Gibraltar passed to the Western European Department). The department remained in being until 1971 when it was absorbed into a new Atlantic and Indian Ocean Department.

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