Catalogue description Home Office: Research Unit (RES Symbol) Series: Files

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Details of HO 522
Reference: HO 522
Title: Home Office: Research Unit (RES Symbol) Series: Files

This series consists of operational policy, scientific/statistical research and administrative records and includes a wide range of topics such as input to legislation, policy reviews, committees, surveys, finance and seminars.

Date: 1964-1988
Related material:

See also:

HO 329

HO 332

HO 496

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

Home Office, Radio Regulatory Department, 1974-1983

Home Office, Research and Statistics Department, 1971-1972

Home Office, Research Department, 1972-1974

Home Office, Scientific Advisers Branch, 1948-1970

Physical description: 22 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 2014 Home Office

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Research Unit was established in 1960, initially as part of the Statistics and Research Department, later becoming part of the Research Department in 1972, then moving to the Radio Regulatory and Statistical Departments, Scientific Adviser's Branch and Research Unit in 1974. Its role was to conduct social sciences researches in support of the policy aims of the Home Office, particularly around policing, criminal justice, immigration, race relations and drug and alcohol issues.

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