Catalogue description Ordnance Survey Review Committee (Serpell Committee): Records

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Details of BS 13
Reference: BS 13
Title: Ordnance Survey Review Committee (Serpell Committee): Records

The series consists of evidence submitted, reports on evidence, agenda and minutes of the Ordnance Survey Review Committee meetings and a section of working papers.

The records include copies of evidence and factual papers and comments on evidence by the Ordnance Survey.

Date: 1971-1979
Related material:

See Records of Ordnance Survey OS

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Ordnance Survey Review Committee, 1978-1979

Physical description: 81 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Selection and destruction information: Gaps in the Ordnance Survey Review Committee series of submissions represent papers withheld on grounds of confidentiality or internal working papers wrongly allocated to the series; a few numbers were not taken up or submissions were withdrawn.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Ordnance Survey Review Committee was set up in 1978 by the Secretary of State for the Environment, as an inter-departmental committee under the chairmanship of Sir David Serpell with membership drawn from H.M. Treasury, the Civil Service Department, Ordnance Survey and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government with the following terms of reference:

'To examine generally the organisation, policies and operation of the Ordnance Survey in the light of recommendation 100 of the Fulton Report as dealt with in the Vinter Report, and in particular to consider the extent to which the survey might be expected to operate on the basis of financial targets in the context of accountable management'.

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