Catalogue description Foreign Office, Central Department and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Southern European Department: Registered Files (C and WS Series)

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Reference: FCO 9
Title: Foreign Office, Central Department and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Southern European Department: Registered Files (C and WS Series)
Description:

This series contains records of the Central Department of the Foreign Office, (dealing with UK relations with Greece, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden between January 1967 and October 1968), and records of the Southern European Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (dealing with UK relations with Greece, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus, Andorra, and external relations of Gibraltar from October 1968-1974).

Date: 1967-1992
Arrangement:

Arrangement is by former file reference within annual file cycles.

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

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Southern European Department, 1968-2004

Foreign Office, Central Department, 1962-1968

Physical description: 8019 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1998 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Accruals: Series is accruing annually
Administrative / biographical background:

The Central Department of the Foreign Office (which was responsible for relations between Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Liechtenstein, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey) was disbanded upon the creation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968. Relations with Greece, Portugal, Spain,Turkey, Malta, Cyprus, and the external relations of Gibraltar (previously the responsibility of the Commonwealth Office, Gibraltar and South Atlantic Department and Middle East, Western and United Nations General Department) were transferred to the new Southern European Department until 2004. Responsibility for Andorra passed from the Western European Department to the Southern European Department in 1977.

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