File Title Secret Funds: Allocation and Miscellaneous Payments
Reference FO 1093/158
Date 20 December 1939 - 28 December 1942
Government Department Foreign 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 miscellaneous intelligence payments during the Second World War. Topics of discussion in the letters include the purchase of ships and aircraft to be used for intelligence gathering, including to monitor the coast of Chile for enemy activity; the funding of British propaganda in the Middle East; subsidies for Romanian dissidents; the settling of debts for Siamese volunteers; allowances paid to consuls to allow them to entertain possible sources of economic intelligence; financial support for a pro-Allied Spanish newspaper; and a discussion of the benefits of paying the British Overseas Air Corporation to transport the Spanish and Portuguese diplomatic bags, which allowed them to be covertly inspected by the British.

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