We received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) for the following files:
HO File 256/459 - BBC Broadcasting in War.
This file deals with preparations made by the BBC in consultation with the Home Office for broadcasting information to the Nation in the aftermath of a Nuclear War. The file dates from the period 1955-56.
HO223/129 - Home Office Briefing Room.
This file deals with the creation and maintenance of the Home Office emergency Briefing Room. The file dates from the period 1971-1974.
HO223/57 - International Emergency Arrangements.
This file covers special arrangements within the Home Office to deal with international emergencies which called for the introduction of special working conditions. The file dates from the period 1961-1966.