File Title Funding from the Secret Vote
Reference CAB 301/2
Date 2 August 1940 - 7 July 1948
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013
Notes A number of documents within this file have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.


A file of correspondence concerning the funding of British intelligence activities from the Secret Vote during the 1940s. The documents include correspondence discussing the transfer of funding between departments; the funding of operations and subsidies abroad (in particular Iraq); the use of Secret Service funding to provide wireless sets; the channel of payments abroad through British embassies; and doubts about the effectiveness of this method.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (156 KB)
1st Funding from the Secret Vote Download PDF (5.18 MB)
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