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FCO 40. Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong Departments: Registered Files, Hong Kong, British Honduras, British Indian Ocean Territories and the Seychelles (HW and HK Series)

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Dates

  • 1967-1970

Summary

This series contains 3,862 files of the Hong Kong and West Indian Department 'C' of the Commonwealth Office created between January 1967 and late 1967 dealing with UK and Commonwealth relations with Hong Kong and British Honduras, and thereafter records of the Hong Kong Department of the Commonwealth Office and, from October 1968, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, dealing with Hong Kong only.

Below is a list of 94 selected files of this series which covers the topics of Kowloon disturbances, social welfare working conditions in Hong Kong, detainees and prisoners following 1967/1968 disturbances, future of Hong Kong, etc.

FCO 40/39 Commission of Enquiry into the Kowloon disturbances: additional brief for Secretary of State's visit to Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/40 Departmental briefs about Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/41 Departmental briefs about Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/43 Governorship of Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/45 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/46 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/47 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/48 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/49 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/50 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)

FCO 40/51 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/52 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/53 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/54 Kowloon disturbances (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/55 Brief for Secretary of State's discussions with Hong Kong's Governor (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/72 Soviet activities in Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/73 Effort to improve relations with Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/77 Future Sovereignty of Hong Kong: Defence Review Working Party long-term study (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/78 Future Sovereignty of Hong Kong: Defence Review Working Party long-term study (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/79 Future Sovereignty of Hong Kong: Defence Review Working Party long-term study (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)

FCO 40/81 Britain's entry into EEC: effect on trade with Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/82 Britain's entry into EEC: effect on trade with Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/83 Britain's entry into EEC: effect on trade with Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/87 Secretary of State's television interview about Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/90 Proposal for a Polytechnic in Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/91 Defence review (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/92 Evacuation plan (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/93 Evacuation plan (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/94 Armed Forces exercise: Caricature (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/95 Strength of Hong Kong garrison (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)

FCO 40/96 Strength of Hong Kong garrison (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/97 Strength of Hong Kong garrison (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/98 Dormant Commission to appoint the Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the colony in the event of an emergency (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/99 Defence: extra costs arising from the internal security situation in Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/100 Commonwealth Ministers' Defence discussions (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/101 Local intelligence reports (1967 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/102 Local intelligence reports (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/103 Governors' reports (1967 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/105 Disturbances in Hong Kong: propaganda (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/106 Disturbances in Hong Kong: propaganda (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)

FCO 40/107 Disturbances in Hong Kong: propaganda (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/111 Emergency regulations: detention and deportation (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/113 Action against Communist press (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/114 Action against Communist press (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/115 Action against Communist press (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/116 Public Order legislation (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/117 Public Order legislation (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/118 Proposals to extend the death penalty (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/123 Conditions of employment for Hong Kong Chinese working in the United Kingdom (1967 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/124 Social welfare working conditions in Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)

FCO 40/125 Social welfare working conditions in Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/126 Social welfare working conditions in Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/127 Social welfare working conditions in Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/128 Ministry of Public Buildings and Works: Future of locally engaged staff (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/130 Control of immigration into UK from Hong Kong (1967 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/132 Hong Kong: Trade Unions (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/136 Hong Kong: royal visits (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/138 Visit to Hong Kong by Lord Shepherd (1967 Jan 01 - 1967 Dec 31)
FCO 40/144 Briefs for Members of Parliament visiting Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/145 Detainees and prisoners following 1967/1968 disturbances (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)

FCO 40/146 Detainees and prisoners following 1967/1968 disturbances (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/147 Detainees and prisoners following 1967/1968 disturbances (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/148 Detainees and prisoners following 1967/1968 disturbances (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/149 Detainees and prisoners following 1967/1968 disturbances (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/150 Detainees and prisoners following 1967/1968 disturbances (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/154 Disturbances 1967 - 1968 (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/157 Kowloon walled city and adjoining areas (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/158 Future of Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1968 Dec 31)
FCO 40/159 Future of Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/160 Future of Hong Kong (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)

FCO 40/173 Supply of political and economic information to Hong Kong to aid commercial development (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/174 Conduct of Hong Kong commercial relations (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/175 Effect of EEC common commercial policy on Hong Kong exports (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/176 Effect of EEC common commercial policy on Hong Kong exports (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/177 Hong Kong concession, in Kennedy Round, on unmanufactured tobacco (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/207 Effect of UK's economic measures on exports from Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/208 United Kingdom Productivity and Efficiency Study: effect on Hong Kong exports (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/209 United Kingdom Productivity and Efficiency Study: effect on Hong Kong exports (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/211 Visit to UK by David Jordan, Deputy Director of Department of Industry and Commerce, Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/212 Brief on communist controlled schools for Lord Shepherd's visit to Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)

FCO 40/215 Strength of Hong Kong Garrison (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/217 Order in Council for evacuation of Hong Kong in an emergency (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/222 Special branch reports on Communist activities (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/225 Chinese marriages in Hong Kong (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/226 Title"Royal" conferred on Hong Kong police and auxiliary police forces (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/227 Title"Royal" conferred on Hong Kong police and auxiliary police forces (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/229 Criminal procedure ordinance discussions (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/230 Emergency legislation and Public Order ordinance discussions (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/242 Construction of a cross harbour tunnel, under Hong Kong harbour, linking Hong Kong island and city of Kowloon (1968 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/243 Construction of a cross harbour tunnel, under Hong Kong harbour, linking Hong Kong island and city of Kowloon (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)

FCO 40/246 Briefs and background notes for visit of Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Sir Leslie Monson, to Hong Kong (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/247 Reorganisation of Hong Kong Government Office in London (1969 Jan 01 - 1969 Dec 31)
FCO 40/254 Incidents in Kowloon Walled City (1970 Jan 01 - 1970 Dec 31)
FCO 40/255 Incidents in Kowloon Walled City (1970 Jan 01 - 1970 Dec 31)

Extent

94 of the 3,862 file(s)

Administrative History

The department was established when the Commonwealth Office was created in August 1966 as part of the Dependent Territories Division (the former Colonial Office departments), and was responsible for UK and Commonwealth relations with Hong Kong and British Honduras. Responsibility for relations with British Honduras passed to West Indian Department 'B' in late 1967, from which time the department became the Hong Kong Department.

From October 1968 the Hong Kong Department continued in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but using a new HK file series. In May 1972 the department was renamed the Hong Kong and Indian Ocean Department, with responsibility for relations with the Seychelles and the British Indian Ocean Territories being added, but still used the HK file series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, from 1999

Related Materials

For earlier Commonwealth Office files on Hong Kong, see National Archives, Kew CO 1030

Legal Status

Public Record(s)

Repository Details

Part of the CUHK Library Archival Collections Repository

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