Catalogue description Ministry of Supply: Research Division, and Ministry of Aviation: Registered Files (PD Series)

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Reference: AVIA 64
Title: Ministry of Supply: Research Division, and Ministry of Aviation: Registered Files (PD Series)
Description:

Files of the Ministry of Supply, continued by the Ministry of Aviation, concerned with the co-ordination and promotion of research and development.

Date: 1946-1966
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PD file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Ministry of Aviation, 1959-1967

Ministry of Supply, Research Division, 1952-1959

Physical description: 14 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Industry , from 1982

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Research Division of the Ministry of Supply was created in 1952 from the Research and Radio Division. It was responsible for placing extramural research work with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, universities and other research establishments, and also dealt with matters arising from the work of the Chief Scientist and standing missions overseas. The Division provided a secretariat for the Research and Development Board and the Standing Committee on Capital Facilities, co-ordinated the work of the Departmental Defence Research Policy Committee and was responsible for general policy decisions.

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