This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'files relating to PQs put to John Strachey, SoS War, 1950'.

From: Info-AccessOps6 
Level 6, Zone E, Main Building, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB. 
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Mr K Young 
Your Reference 
Our Reference: 12-01-2009-073705-007 
Date:  30th January 2009 
Dear Mr Young 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 11th January 2009 which has been considered as a 
request for information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I have 
to advise that the MOD does not hold the information you require; surviving 
documentation from that period is held at the National Archives. 
Their address is: 
The National Archives,  
Surrey TW9 4DU. 
Web Address :  
Their catalogue is available on the web so you may be able to search for the file you are 
looking for, although you will not be able to view any documents on the web.  If you are 
not sure what the file reference number is then you may like to telephone them for 
assistance on:  020 8876 3444 
If you decide to visit the National Archives you will either need to bring your Reader’s 
Ticket, or if you do not possess one you will have to obtain one at the front desk.  For this 
you will require some form of identification, a passport, driving licence etc.  They do not 
charge for reader’s tickets, they are free.  Alternatively, you may consider employing a 
researcher to carry out the work for you.  If you do decide to do this, then the National 
Archives will supply you with a list of independent researchers who will make a charge 
for their time.  The National Archives do not carry out research on individual members of 
the public’s behalf. 
If you are unhappy with this response or you wish to complain about any aspect of the 
handling of your request, then you should contact me in the first instance. If informal 
resolution is not possible and you are still dissatisfied then you may apply for an 
independent internal review by contacting the Director of Information Exploitation, 6th 
Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail xxxxxx@xxx.xx
). Please note 
that any request for an internal review must be made within 40 working days of the date 
on which the attempt to reach informal resolution has come to an end. 
If you are still unhappy following an internal review, you may take your complaint to the 
Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section 50 of the Freedom of 

Information Act. Please note that the Information Commissioner will not investigate your 
case until the MOD internal review process has been completed. Further details of the 
role and powers of the Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's 
Yours sincerely, 
Info Access Ops 6