Catalogue description Committee of Imperial Defence, Principal Supply Officers Committee: Minutes and Memoranda (PSO Series)

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Reference: CAB 60
Title: Committee of Imperial Defence, Principal Supply Officers Committee: Minutes and Memoranda (PSO Series)
Description:

This series consists of minutes, memoranda and reports of the Principal Supply Officers Committee (PSO), the minutes and memoranda of the Supply Board, and the minutes and papers of sub-committees appointed by both the PSO and by the Supply Board.

Subjects covered include all issues concerned with the supply of armaments, engineering tools, scientific materials, raw materials, foodstuffs and medical supplies, and the location of war-like stores.

Date: 1924-1939
Arrangement:

Chronological

Related material:

See also Division within WO

Records of the Principal Supply Officers Committee of the Committee of Imperial Defence and the Board of Trade are in SUPP 3

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PSO and PSO(SB) file
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Committee of Imperial Defence, Principal Supply Officers Committee, 1924-1927

Committee of Imperial Defence, Supply Board, 1927-1939

Physical description: 73 volume(s)
Accumulation dates: 1924-1939
Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The Principal Supply Officers Committee (PSO) was set up in 1924 under the Master of the Ordnance's aegis. It was reconstituted in 1927 under the Board of Trade. From 1936, the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence became Chairman. The PSO functioned largely through sub-committees whose work was co-ordinated by the Supply Board.

After 1927, the PSO was designated wider functions of locating capacity and considering the expansion of industry.

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