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1970s

  • 28th May 2010

    Declassified government files from early 1970s reveal gay issues in civil service 6

    Gay civil servants were thought vulnerable to blackmail even in the 1970s

    6:06 PM — A government file dating from 1974 has been released by the National Archives in Kew, south-west London. Titled "Guidance to Departments About the Employment of Homosexuals in the Public Service" it includes minutes from a 1974 meeting reviewing the rules on promoting "practising homosexuals" to senior civil service posts.

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