Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The department of the British government responsible for advising on and executing foreign policy and matters related to the Commonwealth of Nations (which primarily consists of former territories of the British Empire). It also has an administration role in British overseas territories. It was created in its current form in 1968 but traces its origins to 1782. The chancellor of the exchequer is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Message, Commonwealth Relations Office to British High Commissions, 7 April 1966, Records of the Prime Minister's Office [hereafter PREM] 13/1139.
Commonwealth Relations Office message dated 11 March 1966, PREM 13/1138.
Message from Commonwealth Relations Office to British High Commissions, 7 April 1966, PREM, 13/1139.
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