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ASIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
Series Two: Economic Development in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia,
Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, 1950-1980

(Public Record Office files from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office,
Treasury, Dominions Office, Board of Trade and Cabinet Committees)
Part 2: Files for 1955-1958

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CAB 21: Cabinet Office and Predecessors: Registered Files
CAB 21/2977: Cabinet Official Committee on Economic Development, Working Party on Economic Development in South and South East Asia: composition and terms of reference (1949-1955)
CAB 134: Cabinet: Miscellaneous Committees: Minutes and Papers (General Series)
CAB 134/866: Working Party on Development in South and South East Asia: Meetings 1-12, Jan 24-Sep, Papers 1-43, Jan 19-Aug 27 (1952)
CAB 134/867: Working Party on Development in South and South East Asia: Meetings 1-6, Jan 15-Sep 4, Papers 1-32, Jan 6-Dec 30 (Papers 20-25 not issued) (1953)

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CAB 134/868: Working Party on Development in South and South East Asia: Meetings 1-8, Apr 5-Nov 18, Papers 1-36, Feb 10-Dec 29 (1954), Meetings 1-3, Jan 3-Apr 19, Papers 1-3, Mar 4-Apr 23 (1955)
CAB 134/969: Working Party on the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: Papers 1-44, Jan 8-Nov 18 (1952)

REEL 27
CAB 134/970: Working Party on the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: Papers 1-73, Jan 1-Dec 24 (1953)
CAB 134/971: Working Party on the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: Papers 1-37, Jan 2-Dec 21 (1954)

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CAB 134/972: Working Party on the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: Papers 1-54, Jan 7-Dec 31 (1955)

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CAB 134/1051: Sub-committee on South and South East Asia: Meetings 1-8, May 26-Oct 3, Papers 1-13, Apr 23-Aug 12 (1955)
CAB 134/1052: Sub-committee on South and South East Asia: Papers 14-47, Aug 22-Jan 1 (1955-1956)

REEL 30
CAB 134/1272: Working Party on the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: Papers 1-45, Jan 24-Nov 29 (1956)
CAB 134/1292: Sub-committee on South and South East Asia: Meetings 1-4, Jul 24-Oct 30, Papers 1-32, Jan 18-Oct 30 (1956)

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CAB 134/2103: Working Party on the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: Papers 1-42 (1957)
CAB 134/2104: Working Party on the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: Papers 1-35 (1958)
CAB 134/2224: Mutual Aid Committee: Sub-Committee on South and South East Asia: Meetings 1-6, June-Sep (1957), Papers 1-23, Jan-Nov, Paper 1, March (1958)

REEL 32
CAB 134/2512: Committee on South and South East Asia: Meetings 1-4, Papers 1-14 (1958)

CO 1029: Colonial Office: Production and Marketing Department: Registered Files
CO 1029/129: Borneo territories territorial waters: extension of jurisdiction to acquire control over the continental shelf (1954)
CO 1029/130: Borneo territories territorial waters: extension of jurisdiction to acquire control over the continental shelf (1954-1957)
CO 1029/131: Oil licenses and leases over continental shelf of Brunei and North Borneo (1954-1955)
CO 1030: Colonial and Commonwealth Office: Far Eastern Department and successors: Registered Files
CO 1030/284: Industrial development in Hong Kong (1954-1955)
CO 1030/292: Reports by governor of Hong Kong on internal political and economic matters (1954-1956)
CO 1030/299: Reports on the economy and development of Brunei (1954-1956)
CO 1030/300: Reports on the economy and development of Brunei (1954-1956)
CO 1030/301: Reports on the economy and development of Brunei (1954-1956)

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CO 1030/302: Reports on the economy and development of Brunei (1954-1956)
CO 1030/433: Financial assistance from UK to Federation of Malaya (1958)
CO 1030/451: Future of Singapore (1958)
CO 1030/559: Conference of UK representatives in Far East, held in Singapore (1957-1959)
CO 1030/560: Conference of UK representatives in Far East, held in Singapore (1957-1959)
CO 1030/616: Chapters Malaya and Borneo in annual report of Colombo Plan (1957)
CO 1030/617: Chapters on Singapore, North Borneo, Sarawak in annual report of Colombo Plan (1958)
CO 1030/618: Economic Development Mutual Aid Committee for South East Asia under Colombo Plan (1957)

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CO 1030/619: Economic Development Mutual Aid Committee for South East Asia under Colombo Plan (1957-1958)
CO 1030/620: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee Meeting (1957)
CO 1030/626: Annual Report on Singapore by Secretary of State for Colonies (1957-1959)
CO 1030/628: Annual report on Hong Kong by Secretary of State for Colonies (1958-1959)
CO 1030/683: Financial assistance from UK to Federation of Malaya (1957-1959)
CO 1030/884: Kowloon Trade Fair in Hong Kong (1958)
CO 1030/903: Financial assistance from UK to Federation of Malaya (1956-1957)
CO 1030/904: Financial assistance from UK to Federation of Malaya (1956)

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DO 35: Dominions Office and Commonwealth Relations Office: Original Correspondence
DO 35/5400: Hong Kong economic and political affairs (1952-1957)
DO 35/5723: South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO): briefs on economic aspects of Columbo Plan (1954-1955)
DO 35/5726: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Singapore: briefs (1955)

REEL 36
DO 35/5729: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Singapore, 1955: records of meetings of officials (1955)
DO 35/5730: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Singapore, 1955: copies of papers circulated (1955)
DO 35/5731: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Singapore, 1955: minutes of Ministerial meetings (1955-1956)

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DO 35/5734: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Wellington, 1956: records of meeting of officials (1956-1957)
DO 35/5738: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Saigon, 1957: record of meetings of officials (1956-1957)
DO 35/5740: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Saigon, 1957: briefs for UK delegation (1957)

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DO 35/5741: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Singapore, 1955: report and communiqu (1955-1956)
DO 35/5742: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Wellington, 1956: report and communiqu (1955-1957)
DO 35/5743: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Wellington, 1956: report of Director of the Bureau and matters arising (1956-1957)
DO 35/5744: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Saigon, 1957: report by UK delegation (1957)
DO 35/5745: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Singapore, 1955: report of Technical assistance group (1955-1956)
DO 35/5746: Columbo Plan Consultative Committee meeting in Saigon, 1957: report of Technical Assistance Sub-Committee (1957)
DO 35/5753: Columbo Plan and ECAFE (1957)
DO 35/5778: US aid for UK Dependent Territories in SE Asia under Columbo Plan: the "President's Fund" (1955-1957)
DO 35/5935: Proceedings of Mallaig Conference, Singapore, February 1955 (1954-1955)

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DO 35/5942: Committee on Eastern Asia: review of UK policy in South East Asia (1956)
DO 35/8791: Position of Malaya as regards Columbo Plan, after attainment of full self-government (1956-1959)
DO 35/8796: Eligibility of Singapore for full membership of Columbo Plan (1957-1960)

REEL 40
DO 35/8791: Position of Malaya as regards Columbo Plan, after attainment of full self-government, 1956-1959
DO 35/9736: International convention relating to economic statistics: application to Malaya (1958)
DO 35/9854: Proposal to set up Central Bank for Malaya (1957-1958)

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DO 35/9855: Proposal to set up Central Bank for Malaya (1958-1960)
DO 35/9856: Commonwealth Development Finance Company assistance to Federation of Malaya (1957-1959)
DO 35/9863: Economic situation in Malaya: report of Industrial Development Working Party (1957-1959)
DO 35/9907: Malaya: Take over bonds for Rubber Estates (1957-1958)
DO 35/9865: Relations between Malaya and Singapore (1955-1960)
DO 35/9868: Singapore internal affairs; Political Situation (1956-1960)

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DO 35/9905: Malaya: rubber (1957-1960)
DO 35/9906: Malaya: rubber (1957-1960)
DO 35/9907: Malaya: Take over bonds for Rubber Estates (1957-1958)
DO 35/9913: Federation proposals for economic and cultural co-operation between South East Asia countries (SEAFET) (1958-1960)

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DO 35/9928: Financial position of Federation of Malaya (1958-1959)
DO 35/9929: Financial reserves of Malaya (1958-1959)
DO 35/9930: Assistance to the Federation of Malaya on commercial and financial subjects (1957-1958)
DO 35/9990: Federation of Malaya: economic policy (1957-1960)
DO 35/10535: UK planning in Malaya and Singapore: correspondence with High Commissioner, Malaya (1958)

FO 371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence
FO 371/114972: Statement by Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden on situation in Far East to meeting of Commonwealth Prime Ministers (1955)
FO 371/115041: Formosa: situation in China following recent developments; discussion at Mallaig Conference, Singapore (1955)
FO 371/115088: Status of Bank of Communications in Formosa (1955)
FO 371/115106: New trade plan between Formosa and Japan (1955)
FO 371/115307: Korea: annual review for 1954 (1955)
FO 371/115349: Trade relations between South Korea and US: provision of US aid (1955)

REEL 44
FO 371/116911: Developments in Singapore in 1954 (1955)
FO 371/116912: US interest in Far East (1955)
FO 371/116915: UK policy in South East Asia: reactions of foreign countries (1955)
FO 371/116931: SEATO military staff planners' meeting in Honalulu: article in Singapore Free Press, 11 Nov 1955, suggesting that use of atomic bombs is being considered by SEATO in event of communist aggression (1955)
FO 371/116932: SEATO economic questionnaire: Colonial Office (CO) comments on replies on Federation of Malaya and Singapore (1955)

REEL 45
FO 371/116944: US aid to South East Asia (1955)
FO 371/116945: US aid to South East Asia (1955)
FO 371/120852: Commercial relations between Singapore and countries of the Far East (1956)
FO 371/120853: Policy of countries of Western Europe towards Far East (1956)
FO 371/120864: China and Formosa: annual review for 1955 (1956)
FO 371/120959: Joint commission on rural reconstruction in Formosa; US aid (1956)

REEL 46
FO 371/123212: UK foreign policy in South East Asia (1956)
FO 371/123255: Commercial relations between China and Ceylon and between China and Singapore (1956)
FO 371/123256: Commercial relations between countries of South East Asia and Singapore: commercial relations between South East Asia and Soviet Union (1956)
FO 371/123258: Economic aid from US to South East Asia and Ceylon (1956)
FO 371/123259: Economic aid from UK to South East Asia (1956)
FO 371/123384: Secretariat of the Economic Commission: number of staff employed in relation to the amount of work (1956)
FO 371/116911: Developments in Singapore in 1954 (1955)
FO 371/121103: Korea: annual review for 1955 (1956)
FO 371/123256: Commercial relations between countries of South East Asia and Singapore; commercial relations between South East Asia and Soviet Union (1956)
FO 371/127246: Future of Hong Kong (1957)
FO 371/127248: Commercial relations between US and Hong Kong (1957)
FO 371/127489: Economic progress in Formosa (1957)
FO 371/127599: Korea: annual review for 1956 (1957)
FO 371/127616: Budget for Korea for 1957 fiscal year (1957)
FO 371/127617: Foreign investment law of Korea (1957)
FO 371/127618: Commercial relations between Korea and Japan (1957)
FO 371/127619: Commercial relations between Korea and US (1957)
FO 371/127620: Commercial relations between Korea and UK (1957)

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FO 371/127633: Tour of Korea by HM Ambassador (1957)
FO 371/129356: Commercial relations between countries of South East Asia and Japan (1957)
FO 371/129357: Commercial relations between countries of South East Asia and US (1957)
FO 371/133343: Labour conditions in Hong Kong (1958)
FO 371/133496: Formosa: annual review for 1957 (1958)
FO 371/133553: Agriculture in Formosa (1958)
FO 371/133660: Korea: annual review for 1957 (1958)
FO 371/135632: UK policy towards South East Asia (1958)
FO 371/141531: Korea: annual review for 1958 (1959)

LAB 13: Ministry of Labour and successors: International Labour Division and Overseas Department: Registered Files
LAB 13/1121: South East Asia: Singapore; Labour attach reports (1955)
LAB 13/1204: South East Asia: Singapore; Six monthly reports (1956-1959)
LAB 13/1266: Singapore: Labour attach reports (1957-1959)

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POWE 33: Ministry of Technology, Petroleum Division, and Predecessors: Correspondence and Papers
POWE 33/2118: Sarawak and Brunei reports on oil industry (1950-1958)

PREM 11: Prime Minister's Office: Correspondence and Papers
PREM 11/873: Despatch from High Commissioner in Malaya dealing with position of rubber industry (1955)

T 220: Treasury: Imperial and Foreign Division: Registered Files
T 220/562: Malaya: Special Commissioner; South East Asia Combined Office (1955-1959)
T 231: Treasury: Exchange Control Division: Registered Files
T 231/1168: Iron ore and steel industry in Malaya Case study of Eastern Mining and Metal Company in Malaya (1951-1955)



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