Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Economists Department: Registered Files (MM Series)
This series comprises records of the Economists Department. They cover any area of international economic affairs, but especially UK relations with other states, where the economists were asked to provide detailed advice and guidance to other departments in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Economists Department, 1968-1974
Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:
From 2001 Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Series ran 1968-1974
Selection and destruction information:
Records selected by the FCO under PRO supervision under section 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 of the PRO acquisition policy, dealing with the conduct of the UK's external economic relations. No records were selected from the 1968-1969 file cycle.
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:
The various economic advisers in the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office were grouped into an Economists Department when the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was formed in October 1968. Their role was to provide specialist advice to all departments on economic matters.
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