Ministry of Aviation Supply, Electronic Research Council, 1970-1971
Ministry of Aviation, Electronic Research Council, 1957-1967
Ministry of Defence, Electronic Research Council, 1971-1980
Ministry of Technology, Electronic Research Council, 1964-1970
Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ministry of Defence , from 2000
Selection and destruction information:
Annual reports of the Council and minutes of its subcommittees were kept, as were any reports which were not likely to survive amongst the records of the establishments which submitted papers to the council.
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:
The Electronics Research Council was set up shortly after the formation of the Ministry of Aviation in 1959 with the intention of separating out issues on electronics and allied subjects from those other scientific concerns considered by the Scientific Advisory Council. The council was served by six committees: Air Traffic Control & Navigation; Radar; Communication; Propagation Aerials & Waveguides; Optics & Infra-Red; and Solid State Physics & Devices.
The council made annual reports to the minister, although it could submit recommendations to the minister at any time.
The council was wound up sometime after 1980.
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