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Duration 39:28

Foreign Office and Cabinet Office file release: May 2013

Gill Bennett, formerly Chief Historian at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, introduces highlights of new files from the Permanent Under-Secretary’s Department (FO 1093), the government department responsible for liaison with the UK’s intelligence agencies, and the Cabinet Secretary’s archive (CAB 301). Former Cabinet Secretary, Lord Wilson of Dinton, discusses the review he initiated into the papers created by his predecessors and Professor Keith Jeffery, author of the official history of MI6, talks about the standout files in the collection and their place in the wider history of British intelligence.