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Newly released files include proposals to put "black boxes" in all vehicles to levy a congestion charge

June 2005

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Recent releases at The National Archives

A proposal to put "black boxes" in all vehicles to levy a congestion charge.

Suspicions during the war that the Vatican mailbag was being used by a visiting bishop in London to pass secrets to the Nazis.

An enquiry by Prime Minister Harold Wilson about whether the Russians had been monitoring his conversations to Cabinet while he was holidaying in the Isles of Scilly. It appears that the Security forces were well aware that there was more to some innocuous fishing trawlers than met the eye.

A secret weapon developed by the Russians to change the weather of a country to weaken their economy and infrastructure.

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