Catalogue description The Security Service: Policy (Pol F Series) Files

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Details of KV 4
Reference: KV 4
Title: The Security Service: Policy (Pol F Series) Files

This series contains policy files setting out the Security Service's policies and ways of working on various subjects, chiefly from the inter-war and Second World War periods. The series includes some historical reports of the Security Service including the Curry report.

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Date: 1909-1963

The pieces are arranged in former reference order, under sub-series and sub-sub-series within each transfer.

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

Security Service, 1931-

Physical description: 476 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1999 Security Service

Selection and destruction information: In 1998 the Home Secretary invited the Advisory Council on Public Records to consider the criteria for selection of Security Service records for permanent preservation. The council recommended the permanent preservation of all policy files (other than those of an ephemeral nature) and of all registers and other means of reference to them.
Accruals: Series is accruing.

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