Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Department: Registered Files (ME Series)
|Title:||Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Department: Registered Files (ME Series)|
This series contains records of the Energy Department dealing with diplomatic policy relating to all aspects of energy (oil, coal, gas, nuclear and environmental) at the time of the oil crisis of the mid-1970s.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||ME|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Energy Department, 1974-1977
|Physical description:||1716 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2005
|Accumulation dates:||Files series ran from 1974 to 1977|
|Selection and destruction information:||Selected under Acquisition Policy criteria 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124, documenting the work of the FCO in maintaining diplomatic relations relating to energy during the oil crisis of the mid-1970s.|
|Accruals:||This series is accruing.|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Energy Department was formed in 1974 as part of the FCO's response to the deepening energy crisis of that year. It took over responsibility for all energy matters from the Industry, Science and Energy Department. The Energy Department was absorbed in 1977 into a new Energy, Science and Space Department.