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File Title Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office: Central Intelligence Machinery: Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Later Committee: Minutes (JIC Series). Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee. Meetings 1 (0)-60 (0)
Reference CAB 159/1
Date 1 January 1947 - 30 September 1947
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1994

Description

A volume of meeting minutes of the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee (JIC). The JIC was formed of representatives from the intelligence services, the armed services, and the Foreign Office. Its purpose was to assess military, security, and foreign policy requirements and coordinate Britain's intelligence organisations accordingly. The JIC members discussed a vast range of international and domestic issues in their meetings. In this file, subjects documented include the military capabilities and worldwide intentions of the Soviet Union and its allies; the need for more Slavonic linguists in the intelligence services; changes and efficiency savings in British intelligence; Soviet penetration of and anti-British subversion in the Middle East; information sharing and collaboration between British and American intelligence services; access to captured German documents; the recruitment of German military personnel and scientists by the Soviet Union; the leakage of technical information to the Soviets; and illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (1.23 MB)
iii Table of Contents Download PDF (6.60 MB)
1st 1. Programme for Joint Intelligence Bureau Handbooks; 2. Acquisition of Technical Information by a Certain Power; 3. Granting of Visas to Certain Nationals; 4. Leakage of Information to the Press; 5. Future Developments in Burma; 6. Directive to the Senior Intelligence Officer, Iraq; 7. Grading of Intelligence Reports; 8. Possible Developments in Situation in Spain 1 January 1947 Download PDF (3.76 MB)
2nd 1. Granting of Visas to Certain Nationals; 2. Evacuation of Italy - Re-Organisation of Joint Intelligence Channels and Responsibilities; 3. Courses for Indian Officers; 4. Situation in the Sudan; 5. Revised Directive to the Political Intelligence Centre, (Middle East); 6. Summary of Left-Wing and Minority Activities and Russian Penetration in the Middle East; 7. The Chinese Factor in South East Asia 8 January 1947 Download PDF (3.50 MB)
3rd 1. Downgrading of Combined Records; 2. Release of Information from Captured Documents; 3. Security of Secret Munitions, Technical Libraries and Records; 4. Facilities for Expert Detailed Interrogation Palestine; 5. Russian Activities in the Middle East 10 January 1947 Download PDF (2.17 MB)
4th 1. Meeting with Mr. C. Peake; 2. Visit to the United Kingdom by Soviet Delegation; 3.; 4. Burma - Defence Responsibilities; 5. Request for Information Arising from Air Cover of India; 6. Lecture on Intelligence - Joint Services Staff College 15 January 1947 Download PDF (1.95 MB)
5th 1. Meeting with Mr. F.K.Roberts; 2. Security of Research and Development Projects in Australia; 3. Acquisition of Technical Information by a Certain Power; 4. Passing of Scientific & Technical Intelligence to the American Naval Military & Air Attaches in London; 5. Commonwealth Conference on Defence Science; 6. Courses for Indian Officers; 7. Situation in Burma; 6. Future Relationship of the Joint Intelligence Bureau with the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 22 January 1947 Download PDF (2.86 MB)
6th 1. Downgrading of Combined Chiefs of Staff Records; 2. Role of the Colonies in War; 3. Production of Reports - Revised Drafts; 4. Inter-Service Courses for Officers of Foreign Countries 29 January 1947 Download PDF (1.87 MB)
7th 1. Director of Scientific and Technical Intelligence in the Air Minister Intelligence Department; 2. Passing of Scientific Intelligence to the American Naval Military and Air Attaches in London; 3. Acquisition of Technical Information by a Certain Power; 4. Visit to Singapore, Australia and New Zealand by the Director, J.I.B.; 5. Photographic Survey of Turkey; 6. Transfer of Refugees and D.P.s to Libra; 7. Departure of A.V.M. Sir Thomas Elmhirst 5 February 1947 Download PDF (2.71 MB)
8th 1. Uniform Grading of Intelligence Reports; 2. Accommodation at Ahwaz; 3. B.B.C. Monitoring Service; 4. Evidence of Contravention of the Potsdam Agreement; 5. Duties and Responsibilities of the Joint Air Photographic Intelligence Board; 6. Transfer of Counter Intelligence Corps Records 7 February 1947 Download PDF (2.47 MB)
9th 1. Courier Service - Balkans and Middle East; 2. Visit to the United Kingdom by a Soviet Delegation; 3. Organisation of Intelligence in South East Asia - Introduction of J.I.S. System; 4. S.E.A.C. - British Service Representation in Foreign Countries; 5. U. S. Policy for Release of Information to Other Countries; 6. Personnel for the Translation of Captured Enemy Documents; 7. Export of Armaments 12 February 1947 Download PDF (3.18 MB)
10th 1. Collection of Scientific Intelligence - Proposed Order of Battle Organisation; 2. Acquisition of Technical Information by a Certain Power; 3.Certain Strategic Interests and Intentions in Europe; 4. U.S. Policy for Release of Information to Other Countries; 5. Maintenance of British Consular Posts 19 February 1947 Download PDF (2.25 MB)
11th 1. Appointment of Foreign Liaison Officers to Singapore; 2. Strategic Deception in the War Against Japan 21 February 1947 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
12th 1. Preparedness for War of a Certain Power; 2. The Collection of Scientific Intelligence-Proposed Organisation for An Order of Battle; 3. Panel of Scientific Advisers; 4. Lectures on Intelligence - Joint Services Staff College and Imperial Defence College; 5. United States Policy for the Release of Information to Other Nations 26 February 1947 Download PDF (2.98 MB)
13th 1. Meeting with Mr. O. C. Morland; 2. Security of Research and Development Projects in Australia; 3. Lectures on Intelligence - Joint Services Staff College; 4. Photographic Survey of Portugal; 5. Service Attaches at Tangier; 6. United States Policy for the Release of Information to Other Nations; 7. Letter of Condolence of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Singapore 5 March 1947 Download PDF (2.93 MB)
14th 1. Periodical Review of Certain Inter-Service Intelligence Establishments; 2. Inter-Service Staff Course for Officers of Foreign Countries; 3. Accommodation for Diverted Illegal Immigrants; 4. Standard Nomenclatures for Radio and Radar 7 March 1947 Download PDF (1.94 MB)
15th 1. Lectures on Intelligence - Joint Services Staff College; 2. Release of Aerial Photographs of the United Kingdom for Public Use; 3. Evidence of Contravention of the Potsdam Agreement; 4. Policy Regarding Fraternisation in Missions and Posts in Foreign Countries; 5. Appreciations by the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee 14 March 1947 Download PDF (2.53 MB)
16th 1. Meeting with Captain H.M. Denham; 2. Problems of Security Affecting the War Office in Other Ministries; 3. Lectures on Intelligence - Joint Services Staff College; 4. Spread of Communism Throughout the World and the Extent of its Direction from Moscow 19 March 1947 Download PDF (1.92 MB)
17th 1. "D" Notices - Movements of Certain Ores; 2. Dominions Officers Employed in the U.K. - Provisions of the Official Secrets Act; 3.; 4. Provision of Russian Linguists; 5. Channels of Communication for Intelligence Matters Between London and Germany 21 March 1947 Download PDF (3.07 MB)
18th 1. J.I.C. Appreciations Relating to Enemy Plans; 2. Defence of the Middle East; 3. "D" Notice - Movements of Certain Ores; 4. Appreciation of Military, Political and Economic Factors in Western Europe; 5. Infiltration of Biolocical Warfare Weapons. Before the Outbreak of War; 6. Future Meetings of the Sub-Committee - Easter 26 March 1947 Download PDF (2.46 MB)
19th 1. Duties and Responsibilities of the Joint Air Photographic Intelligence Board (U.K.); 2. Chairmanship of the Joint Scientific and Joint Technical Intelligence Committees; 3. Visit of a Canadian Naval Officer; 4. Beach Intelligence in the United Kingdom 28 March 1947 Download PDF (1.94 MB)
20th 1. J.I.C. Appreciations Relating to Enemy Plans; 2. Meetings with the Directors of Plans; 3. Downgrading of Liaison Officers to Singapore; 4. Appointment of Liaison Officers to Singapore; 5. Service Attaches - Cairo; 6. Situation in Syria; 7. British Military Mission for Austria; 8. Photographic Survey of Portugal 2 April 1947 Download PDF (3.55 MB)
21st 1. J.I.C. Appreciations Relating to Enemy Plans; 2. Inter-Service Staff Course for Officers of Foreign Counyties; 3. Courier Service - Middle East and Balkans; 4. Jewish Illegal Immigration; 5. Policy Regarding Scandinavia 9 April 1947 Download PDF (2.99 MB)
22nd 1. Standard Nomenclature for Radio and Radar; 2. Dominions Officers Employed in the U.K. - Provisions of the Official Secrets Act; 3. Information on Japan and Korea for the Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East 11 April 1947 Download PDF (2.66 MB)
23rd 1. Meeting with Mr. Iliff; 2. Courier Service - Middle East and Balkans; 3. Issue of Defence Notices to the Press - Dominion Governments; 4. Employment of German Military Personnel by Another Foreign Power; 5. Supply of Military Stores to Foreign Government; 6. Possible Future Developments 16 April 1947 Download PDF (2.99 MB)
24th Security of Military Secrets within the Ministry of Supply 18 April 1947 Download PDF (2.06 MB)
25th 1. Certain Strategic Interests and Intentions in Europe; 2. Disclosure of Information Regarding British Troops in India; 3. Monitoring of Foreign Broadcasts; 4. Change of Accommodation for the Joint Intelligence Staff and Secretariat 23 April 1947 Download PDF (1.95 MB)
26th 1. Scandinavian Defence - Strategic Considerations; 2. Exercise 'Spearhead' - Cover Plan; 3. Security of Research and Development Projects in Australia. 4. 30 April 1947 Download PDF (2.41 MB)
27th 1. Downgrading of Combined Records; 2. Personnel for Translation of Captured Enemy Documents; 3. Service Liaison Officers - Batavia and Saigon; 4. Security of Secret Munitions, Technical Libraries and Records. 5. Strategical Deception in the War Against Germany and Italy; 6. Additional Circulation for Certain J.I.C. Reports 2 May 1947 Download PDF (1.87 MB)
28th 1. Emoluments for Service Attaches in Paris; 2. Anti-British Subversive Activities - Middle East; 3. Circulation of Certain Intelligence Reports to Canada; 4. Security in Palestine; 5. Aerial Photography of Foreign Terrotory 7 May 1947 Download PDF (3.04 MB)
29th 1. Future Organisation of Security Intelligence in the Middle East; 2. Entry of Certain Foreign Personnel into the United Kingdom; 3. Publication of Service Statistics; 4. Illegal Immigration to Palestine; 5. Future of Andaman and Nicobar islands; 6. Departure of Mr. Creswell 14 May 1947 Download PDF (6.18 MB)
30th 1. Production of Inter-Services Intelligence Manual; 2. Future of Political Intelligence Centre - Middle East; 3. Appointment of Service Liaison Officers - Batavia and Saigon; 4. Policy Regarding Fraternisation in Missions and Posts in Foreign Countries; 5. Forthcoming Visit of the Norwegian Minister of Defence 16 May 1947 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
31st 1. Circulation of Intelligence Reports; 2. Study of Slavonic Languages; 3. Scandinavian Defence - Strategic Considerations; 4. Arrangements for the Whitsun Week-End 21 May 1947 Download PDF (1.90 MB)
32nd 1. Statement by Colonel R.H. Quill (D.D.N.I.); 2. Proposed Formation of J.I.C. Jamaica; 3. Access to Captured German Documents; 4. Situation in Egypt; 5. Dominions Liaison Staffs in the United Kingdom; 6. Broadcasting Station in Berlin; 7. Statement by Captain Liddell 30 May 1947 Download PDF (5.93 MB)
33rd 1. Intelligence Organisation in Palestine; 2. Visit of Captain Liddell (Security Service) to the Far East and Middle East; 3. Intelligence Requirement-India and Burma; 4. Disclosure of Classified Information to India; 5. Meeting with the Dominions Liaison Officers; 6. Co-Ordination of Certain Security Measures 4 June 1947 Download PDF (7.67 MB)
34th 1.; 2. Service Representation in B.C.O.F.; 3. Publication of Service Statistics; 4. United States Policy for the Release of Information to Other Nations; 5. Access to Captured German Documents by Former German Officers 6 June 1947 Download PDF (2.73 MB)
35th 1.; 2. Organisation of Illegal Immigration; 3. Review of Intelligence Organisations 11 June 1947 Download PDF (2.40 MB)
36th 1. Exploitation of German Machine Tool Specialists by a Foreign Power; 2. B.I.O.S. Overall Surveys-Inclusion of Extracts from a J.I.C. Report; 3. Vacancies for Foreign Nationals on Courses at the National Gas Turbine Establishment; 4. Meetings of the Sub-Committee During the Forth-Coming Week 13 June 1947 Download PDF (2.05 MB)
37th 1. Co-Ordination of Certain Security Measures; 2. Information Given in the Estimates for the Service Ministries and Ministry of Supply; 3. Situation in Egypt; 4. Granting of Visas to Certain Foreign Nationals; 5. Intelligence Requirements in Austria; 6. Lectures to the Imperial Defence College; 7. B.I.O.S. Overall Surveys-Inclusion of Extract from a J.I.C. Report 18 June 1947 Download PDF (3.16 MB)
38th 1. Review of Intelligence Organisation; 2. Future Organisation of Security Intelligence in the Middle East; 3. Review of the Intelligence Organisation in the Middle East; 4. Constitution and Functions of the Joint Intelligence Committee (Far East); 5. 20 June 1947 Download PDF (3.41 MB)
39th 1.; 2. Anti-British Subversive Activities - Middle East; 3. Capabilities of Certain Forces; 4. Service Attaches at Tangier; 5. Policy and Aims of a Certain Power; 6. Matters for Discussion with the Directors of Plans; 7. Appointment of Chairman to the Joint Intelligence Committee (Far East); 8. Protection of Certain Foreign Nationals 25 June 1947 Download PDF (3.11 MB)
40th 1. Information Given in the Estimates for the Service Departments and the Ministry of Supply; 2. Mobilisation Plans for Certain Inter-Services Intelligence Establishments; 3. Chairmanship of the Joint Scientific and Joint Technical Intelligence Committees; 4. Germany - Visit of D. D. M. I. (I); 5. Passing of Information to India 27 June 1947 Download PDF (3.41 MB)
41st 1. Protection of Certain Foreign Nationals; 2. Policy for a Certain Organisation; 3. Meeting with the Dominions Liaison Officers; 4. 2 July 1947 Download PDF (4.10 MB)
42nd 1. Intelligence Summaries for the Joing Intelligence Committee - Far East; 2. Political Information from Ceylon for the Joing Intelligence Committee, Far East; 3. Review of Intelligence Organisation in the Middle East; 4. Nuclear Energy; 5. Vacancies for Foreign Nationals on Courses at the National Gas Turbine Establishment; 6. Exploitation of German Machine Tool Specialists by a Foreign Power; 7. Policy Relating to the Passing of Information to United States Attaches in the Middle East 4 July 1947 Download PDF (4.05 MB)
43rd 1. Certain Interests and Intentions - General; 2. Anti-British Subversive Activities - Middle East; 3. Study of Slavonic Languages; 4. Future of Security Intelligence, Middle East; 5. Joint Scientific and Joint Technical Intelligence Committees - Future Control 9 July 1947 Download PDF (3.51 MB)
44th 1. Policy Relating to the Passing of Information to United States Attaches in the Middle East; 2. Vacancies for Foreign Nationals on Courses at the National Gas Turbine Establishment 11 July 1947 Download PDF (1.68 MB)
45th 1. Priority for the Preparation of J.I.C. Reports Involving the Nature and Scale of Attack by Enemy Forces; 2.; 3. Procedure for Preparation of J.I.C. (London) Reports Affecting the Middle East; 4. Review of Intelligence Organisation; 5. Development of Foreign Intelligence and Political Activity in the British Zone of Germany; 6. Admission of Certain Engineers to British Factories; 7. Future Situation in the Far East; 8. Amalgamation of Service Intelligence Summaries; 9. Air Survey of Turkey; 10. Access to Captured German Documents by Former German Officers 16 July 1947 Download PDF (5.15 MB)
46th 1. Economy in Man-Power and Expenditure of Foreign Currency in Connection with Service Attaches; 2. Information Regarding Certain European Areas; 3. Position of the Armed Forces - Summer 1947; 4. Policy for the Exchange of Information Between U.K. and U.S. Representatives in Stations Over-Seas; 5.; 6. Security of Information Regarding P. O. W's 18 July 1947 Download PDF (3.66 MB)
47th 1. Amalgamation of Service Intelligence Reviews; 2. Impression about a Certain Power; 3. Priority for the Preparation of J.I.C. Reports Involving the Nature and Scale of Attack by Enemy Forces; 4. Commonwealth Liaison Staffs 23 July 1947 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
48th 1. Economy in Man-Power and Expenditure of Foreign Currency in Connection with Service Attaches; 2. Loan of Survey Negatives of Italy; 3. Security of Information Regarding Prisoners of War; 4. Passing of Information to India; 5. Proposed Formation of J.I.C,. Jamaica; 6. Invitations to the Air Display at Radlett; 7. Publication of a Photograph of Students at the Joint Services Staff College; 8. Study of Slavonic Languages; 9. Information Concerning the Strength of the Armed Forces in Egypt and the Sudan 25 July 1947 Download PDF (4.96 MB)
49th 1. Admission of Certain Foreign Engineers to British Factories; 2. Vacancies for Foreign Nationals on Courses at the National Gas Turbine Establishment; 3. Certain Interests, Intentions and Capabilities - General: J.I.C. (47) 7(0); 4. Organisation of Illegal Immigration; 5. Study of Slavonic Languages; 6. 30 July 1947 Download PDF (3.00 MB)
50th 1. Review of Intelligence Organisation; 2. Visits of Foreign Nationals to the United Kingdom 16 July 1947 Download PDF (5.70 MB)
51st 1. Strategic Deception in the War against Japan, Against Germany and Italy; 2. Technical Equivalents; 3. Information on Intelligence Directorates in Encyclopedic Entries; 4. Identity Cards for Service Officers; 5. Invitations to the Air Display at Radlett; 6. Priorities of Tasks for the Collection of Intelligence Information; 7. United States Policy for the Release of Information to Other Nations; 8. Cypher Bureau of Burma; 9. Granting of Visas to Certain Nationals; 10. Sale of Aero-Engines to a Foreign Power 8 August 1947 Download PDF (6.13 MB)
52nd 1. Forecast of the World Situation in 1956/60; 2. Review of Intelligence Organization in the Middle East; 3. Intervention in the Straits of Otranto and Northern Greece; 4. Programme for J.I.B. Handbooks; 5. Russian Recruitment and Training of Former Members of the German Armed Forces; 6. Development of French North Africa; 7. 13 August 1947 Download PDF (4.46 MB)
53rd 1. Scale and Direction of Attack on the Middle East by Enemy Forces - Outline Operations Plan; 2. J.I.B. Representation in Washington; 3. Granting of Visas to Certain Nationals; 5. The Study of Slavonic Languages; 6. Economy in Manpower and Expenditure of Foreign Currency in Connection with Service Attaches; 7. Sale of Aero-Engines to a Foreign Power; 8. 'D' Notices 15 August 1947 Download PDF (4.43 MB)
54th 1. Soviet Interests, Intentions and Capabilities-Comments on J.I.C. Reports; 2. Production of Petrol in the U.S.S.R.; 3. Air Survey of Turkey; 4. Information Concerning the Russian Armed Forces; 5. Interchange of Intelligence with India and Pakistan 20 August 1947 Download PDF (4.34 MB)
55th 1. Inter-Service Staff Courses for Officers of Foreign Countries; 2. Right Wing Movement in the British Zone of Germany; 3. Information Given in the Estimates of the Service Departing and the Ministry of Supply; 4. Organization of Illegal Immigration; 5. Economy in Manpower and Expenditure of Foreign Currency in Connection with Service Attaches; 6. Future of the Inter-Services Language Committee 22 August 1947 Download PDF (1.63 MB)
56th 1. Meeting with Sir Maurice Peterson; 2. Economy in Manpower and Expenditure of Foreign Currency in Connection with Service Attaches; 3. Forecast of the World Situation in 1956/.60; 4. Singapore - Strategic Importance: Threat to Security: Defences Required. (J.P. (47) 93 (S) 5th Revised Draft; 5. Russian Activities in the Middle East; 6. Possible Future of Palestine 27 August 1947 Download PDF (3.35 MB)
57th 1. Inter Service Language Committee; 2. Invitations to the Air Display at Radlett; 3. Priorities of Tasks for the Collection of Intelligence Information; 4. Development of Foreign Intelligence and Political Activity in the British Zone of Germany; 5. Cypher System for the Government of Ceylon 29 August 1947 Download PDF (3.59 MB)
58th 1. Publicity of Information Regarding Recruitment and Training of Germany Armed Forces by a Foreign Power; 2. Certain Strategic Interests and Intentions - General; 3. Possible Future of Palestine 3 September 1947 Download PDF (1.98 MB)
59th 1. Photographic Reconnaissance Organisation - J.A.P.I.C. (Me) Shortage of Photographers; 2. Publicity of Exchange of British and American Officers; 3. Priorities of Tasks for the Collection of Intelligence in Germany; 4. Information on Intelligence Directorates in Encyclopedic Entries; 5. Classification of Information Consequent Upon the United States Directive Regarding the Release of Military Information to the United Kingdom; 6. Organisation of Intelligence in South East Asia 5 September 1947 Download PDF (3.93 MB)
60th 1. Singapore - Strategic Importance: Threats to Security: Defence Requirements; 2. Anti-British Subversive Activities in the Middle East; 3. Composition and Functions of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East; 4. Programme for J.I.B. Handbooks 10 September 1947 Download PDF (3.26 MB)
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