File Title Foreign Office and Secret Intelligence Service: General Correspondence
Reference CAB 301/47
Date 7 September 1943 - 27 November 1947
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 and memoranda concerning the organisation and funding of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) during and after the Second World War. Amongst the documents and topics discussed in this file are letters discussing various expense claims including the supply and cost of equipment for small-scale special operations; payments to army personnel seconded for intelligence training; funding for the expansion of the Ministry of Works station at St. Albans; arrangements for selling surplus scientific equipment to universities; the provision of funds out of the Secret Service funds for political officers in Syria and Lebanon; pensions for civilian staff; compensation for staff members injured in the course of their duty; a discussion of German currency transactions that may have been used to hide looted gold; and a draft copy of the Superannuation Bill.

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