Catalogue description Commonwealth Office: Asia Economic Department: Registered Files (AE Series)

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Details of FCO 11
Reference: FCO 11
Title: Commonwealth Office: Asia Economic Department: Registered Files (AE Series)

This series contains the records of the Asia Economic Department of the Commonwealth Office dealing with the economic affairs of Commonwealth Asia, development issues (including the operation of the Colombo Plan and the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East and the Freedom from Hunger campaign) and use and development of natural resources.

Date: 1967-1968

By former file reference

Related material:

For later Ministry of Overseas Development South Asia Department files see OD 27

For later Foreign and Commonwealth Office South Asian Department files see FCO 37

For earlier records see DO 189

For later Foreign and Commonwealth Office South East Asian Department files see FCO 15

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

Commonwealth Office, Asia Economic Department, 1966-1968

Physical description: 100 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

In 1999 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Administrative / biographical background:

Originally established in the Commonwealth Relations Office in 1964, the Asia Economic Department continued in existence in the Commonwealth Office until the formation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office(FCO) in October 1968. Its economic relations functions were then distributed between the geographical departments which covered Asia in the FCO (South Asian Department for Ceylon, India and Pakistan, and South East Asian Department for Malaysia and Singapore), while remaining development and aid matters relating to the Colombo Plan became the responsibility of the South Asia Department of the Ministry of Overseas Development.

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