The following list gives the file structure for Advisory Council files held by the secretary.
  • Advisory Council files

  • Administration Adm Administration of the council, including finance, travel claims, catering arrangements for meetings
  • Appointments Appt Recruitment of new members of the council, including application forms, submissions to the Lord Chancellor, instruments of appointment
  • Constitution and conduct Con Code of conduct for members of the council; position and responsibilities of the council as a non departmental public body
  • Quinquennial review Con/Quin Quinquennial reviews of the council
  • General correspondence Gen Letters from members of the public, government departments and others
  • Membership Mem Responsibilities of the council under the Guidance of the Commissioner for Public Appointments; publication of details about the council's membership
  • Minutes and memoranda Min Agendas, signed minutes of meetings and papers submitted to meetings
  • Precedents Prec Copies of papers giving decisions of the council which set a precedent or determine a policy for the future
  • Publicity Pub Summaries of meetings issued for public information and other methods of publicising the role of the council. Drafting of the annual report together with copies of the published texts
  • Register of members' interests Int Members' statements and the publicly available register
  • Archives Sub/Arc Local, business and specialist archives
  • FoI policy Sub/FoI Policy on the operation of the FoI Act
  • GCHQ Sub/GCHQ Review of GCHQ selection criteria
  • Legislation Sub/Leg Archival and other legislation
  • Private papers Sub/Priv Private and family papers
  • Retentions and extended closures Sub/Ret Negotiations with departments on retentions and extended closures