Catalogue description Treasury: Defence Policy and Materiel Division: Registered Files (DM and 2DM Series)

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Details of T 225
Reference: T 225
Title: Treasury: Defence Policy and Materiel Division: Registered Files (DM and 2DM Series)

Files of the Defence Policy and Materiel (DM) Division of the Treasury. They relate to the Treasury's involvement with the armed forces and their budgets. Subjects covered in the files include: naval aviation, atomic energy and weapons research, defence contracts, research, works and supplies, patents, arms exports, disarmament, air research and development, Royal Ordnance Factories, overseas military assistance, international defence questions, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, British bases overseas, (including Cyprus, and Korea), British Army of the Rhine, Western European Union, and miscellaneous Inter-Service questions.

Also includes files of the S series (T 161) which were re-registered in the DM series in 1948.

Date: 1911-1976

Chronological within original subject classification (see Treasury Registration Systems)

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

Treasury, Defence Policy and Materiel Division, 1938-1975

Treasury, Supply Department, 1919-1962

Physical description: 4440 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1977 Treasury

Accumulation dates: 1948 to 1975
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Defence Policy and Materiel (DM) Division was set up in 1938. In 1957 the Trade and Industry Division (TI) took over responsibility for most questions relating to civil aviation, except those relating to the development or production, at government expense, of aircraft or aero engines, which remained with the DM Division.

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