Catalogue description Home Office: Civil Defence Joint Planning Staff: Papers

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Reference: HO 357
Title: Home Office: Civil Defence Joint Planning Staff: Papers

Minutes and papers of the Civil Defence Joint Planning Staff and its working parties on civil defence policy and planning.

Date: 1948-1955
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Civil Defence Joint Planning Staff, 1948-1955

Physical description: 22 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The Civil Defence Joint Planning Staff was established in 1948 as an inter-departmental body, administered by the Home Office and reporting to the Cabinet Civil Defence Committee.

Its terms of reference were:

  • "Subject to the general direction and guidance of the Civil Defence Committee,
  • (a) to examine and report on matters of civil defence policy,
  • (b) to co-ordinate the preparation of detailed civil defence plans."

In 1955, the CDJPS was reconstituted as the Civil Defence Planning Committee, which operated within the Cabinet Committee structure.

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