File Title Secret Intelligence and Security Services Committee: Minutes and Memoranda of Cabinet Committee (GEN 374 Committee) Established to Consider Report of Enquiry by Sir Norman Brook into the Secret Intelligence and Security Services
Reference CAB 301/23
Date 5 June 1951 - 13 December 1951
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of meeting minutes and memoranda relating to a report by Sir Norman Brook into the state of the secret intelligence and security services. Amongst the subjects discussed in this file are divisions of responsibility between the intelligence services; the collection of signals intelligence from radio communications; the staffing and organisation of the intelligence services; ministerial oversight for the intelligence services; the need to research and develop special equipment for the interception of radio communications; the building of radio interception stations; and problems with maintaining the secrecy of the intelligence services, including suggested covers for the organisations and possible jobs for former staff members.

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