Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Economic Organisations Department and successors: Registered Files (ME and MW Series)

Document from [1967] to [1973]
Finding Aids:

Available are: Online catalogue (The National Archives website), detailed lists, some original registers of correspondence.

Access Conditions:

Under the terms of the Public Records Acts 1958 and 1967 documents are transferred after 30 years to The National Archives and opened to the public.

Extent and Medium:

2025 files


This series contains records of the European Economic Organisations Department of the Foreign Office, and its successors. The records cover the period from the start of the ultimately successful application by the UK to join the European economic communities, and the UK's consequent withdrawal from the European Free Trade Association. The series also deals with UK relations with other economic organisations operating in Europe, work of the Anglo-Danish Liaison Committee and the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Area Agreement.

Fonds Creator:

Foreign Office, European Economic Organisations Department, 1960-1968 Foreign and Commonwealth Office, European Economic Integration Department, 1968-1969 Foreign and Commonwealth Office, European Integration Department, 1969-1973

Reproduction Conditions:

Photocopies of documents, 35mm microfilm, electrostatic prints, prints from film, bromide print, scanned images, black and white photographs and colour photographs can be supplied. Official certified copies may also be ordered.

Legal Status Notes:

Records are subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Where copyright items are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Publication Notes:

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