Catalogue description Treasury: Government and Allied Services Division: Registered Files (GS and 2GS Series)

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Details of T 219
Reference: T 219
Title: Treasury: Government and Allied Services Division: Registered Files (GS and 2GS Series)

Files of the Government and Allied Services (GS) Division. They include files relating to:

  • Treasury responsibilities for broadcasting and the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Post Office and postal, telecommunications and telephone services, including Cable and Wireless Limited
  • Ministry of Works, including government accommodation
  • Royal palaces and residences, and the official car service
  • the Festival of Britain
  • historic buildings and ancient and historical monuments
  • the British Council
  • the Central Office of Information and government information services
  • the Stationery Office including stationery supplies and official publication
  • the Crown estates
  • the History of Parliament Trust
  • the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Also includes files of the E (T 162) and S (T 161) series which were reregistered in the GS series in 1948.

Date: 1901-1964

Chronological within original subject classification (see Treasury Registration Systems)

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: GS and 2GS file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Treasury, Government and Allied Services Division, 1938-1962

Physical description: 1067 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1976 Treasury

Accumulation dates: 1948 to 1960
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Government and Allied Services (GS) Division was created in 1938. In 1951 the Land and Buildings (LB) Division was integrated into this division, and as a result some functions of the former were transferred to Social Services (SS) Division and Establishments General, (Departmental Establishments) (EG) Division.

In 1958, responsibilities for ancient monuments and historic buildings were transferred from this division to Arts, Science and Lands (AS) Division followed in 1959 by its "Lands" work. In 1962 Government and Allied Services (GS) Division was abolished, and its work divided between other supply and establishment divisions.

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