This series contains records of the Commonwealth Co-ordination Department dealing with constitutional policy, procedure and practice and the role of the monarchy in the Commonwealth, the co-ordination of constitutional development in the dependent territories and associated states, planning and arrangements for meetings of Commonwealth Prime Ministers, relations with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other intra-Commonwealth organisations not allocated to other FCO departments (principally the Commonwealth Institute, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and national Commonwealth societies), and the Commonwealth Gift Scheme.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Commonwealth Co-ordination Department, 1968-
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
From 1999 Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:
The Commonwealth Co-ordination Department was formed in 1968 in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to succeed the various Commonwealth Office departments which had handled general planning and co-ordination matters for the Commonwealth, principally the Commonwealth Policy and Planning Department and the General and Migration Department.
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