Catalogue description Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Claims Department: Registered Files (KL and GC Series)

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Details of FCO 64
Reference: FCO 64
Title: Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Claims Department: Registered Files (KL and GC Series)

This series consists of registered files produced by the Claims Department of the Foreign Office (January 1967 to October 1968, the KL series) and its successor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (from October 1968, the GC series). The files concern claims made by the British Government or citizens against Foreign States.

Date: 1918; 1967-1983

Records are arranged by former file reference. The file series code used by the Department until December 1966 (H Series) was discontinued when a common Foreign Office/Commonwealth Office registry system was introduced at the start of 1967, and the replacement KL series code was changed again on the formation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Related material:

For earlier records of the Foreign Office Claims Department see FO 950

For records of the Foreign Compensation Commission see FO 1004

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

Foreign Office, Claims Department, 1960-1968

Physical description: 477 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1999 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Accumulation dates: 1967-1970
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Claims Department in both the Foreign Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office dealt with all matters relating to claims against foreign states for loss or damage suffered by the United Kingdom government or British citizens, and with similar claims against the United Kingdom government by foreign governments or nationals. It also exercised policy control of the Foreign Compensation Commission, which administered certain claim funds and allocated awards to claimants from them.

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