Foreign Office, Western Department and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Western European Department: Registered Files (R and WR Series)

Document from [1967] to [1974]
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:

2291 files


This series contains records of the Western Department of the Foreign Office, (dealing with UK relations with Belgium, France (with Andorra and Monaco), Italy (with San Marino), Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Vatican and West and East Germany, between January 1967 and October 1968), and the Western European Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (dealing with UK relations with the above plus the Scandinavian states, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Liechtenstein from October 1968).

Fonds Creator:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Western European Department, 1968 Foreign Office, Western Department, 1945-1968

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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