Catalogue description Treasury: Home and Overseas Planning Staff Division and successors: Registered Files (HOP Series)

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Reference: T 234
Title: Treasury: Home and Overseas Planning Staff Division and successors: Registered Files (HOP Series)

Files of the Home and Overseas Planning Staff (HOPS) Division. They cover a wide range of topics relating to economic policy including:

  • investment
  • nationalised industries
  • wages and prices
  • national resources
  • location of industries
  • scientific and technological manpower
  • monopolies and restrictive practices
  • Economic Survey
  • Economic Planning Board,
  • National Production Advisory Council on Industry and relations with such bodies as European Free Trade Association, European Economic Community, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Organisation for European Economic Co-operation, Euratom, European Coal and Steel Community.
Date: 1939-1961

Chronological within original subject classification (see Treasury Registration Systems)

Related material:

Related material for predecessor divisions can be found in:

T 232

T 235

T 238

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

Treasury, Home and Overseas Planning Staff Division, 1956-1958

Treasury, National Resources Divisions I and II, 1958-1962

Treasury, Overseas Co-ordination Division, 1962-

Physical description: 768 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1981 Treasury

Accumulation dates: 1956 to 1960
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Home and Overseas Planning Staff (HOPS) Division was established in 1956, taking over the work of the Central Economic Planning Section, the Mutual Aid Division, European Economic Cooperation Committee, Overseas Negotiation Committee Division, and, in 1958, some of the work of the Trade and Industry Division. The series includes some re-registered files from these divisions.

HOPS was dissolved in 1958 and its work transferred to the Overseas Co-ordination Division and the National Resources Divisions, I and II. The files of these divisions continued to be registered in the HOP series until they were closed in April 1960.

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