Catalogue description Tube Alloys Consultative Council and Combined Policy Committee (Atomic Energy): Minutes and Papers

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Reference: CAB 126
Title: Tube Alloys Consultative Council and Combined Policy Committee (Atomic Energy): Minutes and Papers

This series consists of the general policy files of Tube Alloys Consultative Council and the Atomic Energy Committees' Secretariat and includes the correspondence, telegrams and reports of Sir John Anderson, chairman of the Council.

Date: 1940-1955

CAB 126/1-142 arranged by former file reference; CAB 126/324-332 arranged chronologically

Related material:

Files of the Directorate of Tube Alloys are in AB 1

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

Combined Policy Committee, 1943-1954

Tube Alloys Consultative Council, 1941-1945

Physical description: 345 file(s)
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1994 Cabinet Office

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

In November 1941 the Directorate of Tube Alloys (DTA) was set up to continue research into the problems of developing atomic weapons. The DTA was supervised by a Consultative Council, chaired by Sir John Anderson, the Lord President of the Council, which remained under his control when he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1943. The Council was advised by a technical committee of scientists.

In August 1943 the Quebec Agreement established a collaborative approach to atomic weapons development between Britain and the USA. British and Canadian research groups had already been working together in this area. A Combined Policy Committee was now set up in Washington to co-ordinate the efforts of British, Canadian and American groups.

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