File Title Responsibilty for the Radio Security Service (RSS)
Reference CAB 301/77
Date 5 March 1941 - 23 June 1945
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013
Notes One item in this file has been damaged.


A file of correspondence concerning the finances of the Radio Security Service (RSS) from its transfer to the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in 1941 until the winding down of its operations in late 1945. Subjects covered in the file include plans for the establishment of the Radio Security Service within MI6; ministerial responsibilities for funding the service; plans for establishing wireless posts in India and difficulties involved in providing financial estimates for these; estimates for new stations in the UK; the expenditure of the Radio Security Service, including itemised returns for personnel, building and equipment costs; Treasury concern over the rise of Radio Security Service expenditure in 1945, despite the end of the war in Europe; the need for military expenditure reduction and plans for demobilisation; and planning for the winding down of Radio Security Service operations.

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