The earlier minutes of the Group are absent from the file and those for the 11th-24th meetings are incomplete (File SZ/CBW/1).
The file of correspondence, SZ/CBW/2, is slim. It contains: a list of the members of the Group; notes relating to suggested amendments to the report; a memorandum from SZ to Academician O.A. Reutov, the Soviet representative, on his (Zuckerman's) amendments to the final chapter of the report; a signal from the Canadian Delegation to the contemporaneous disarmament negotiations in Geneva; correspondence with William Epstein, Chairman of the Group, referring to the submission received from the WHO, and to Zuckerman's first edited draft of the report; and a signal from the Cabinet Office, which had been asked to provide him with the source of the quotation Armis Bella non vinenis geri.
The miscellaneous background notes in File SZ/CBW/3 are: photocopies of extracts from various documents relating to pre-war efforts to ban the use of chemical and biological weapons, and data on gas warfare.
The reports received (File SZ/CBW/4) include: submissions to the Group by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Pugwash Conferences; U.S. Department of the Army Training Circular TC 3-16 Employment of riot control agents, flame, smoke, antiplant agents, and personnel detectors in counterguerilla operations, 1969; a special issue of the journal Scientist and Citizen, vol. 9, no. 7, 1967; copies of the Home Office Report of the enquiry into the Medical and Toxicological aspects of CS... Part I, HMSO, 1969, Cmnd 4173; a WHO report Health effects of possible use of chemical and biological weapons, 5 December 1969; the report of the proceedings of a conference on chemical and biological warfare sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Salk Institute, 25 July 1969; and a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace report Legal aspects of the Geneva protocol of 1925, 1970, by R.R. Baxter and Thomas Buergenthal.