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Philip Allen, Baron Allen of Abbeydale, GCB (8 July 1912 – 27 November 2007) was a British civil servant.

He was educated at King Edward VII School (Sheffield) (photo) and Queens' College, Cambridge.

Allen joined the Home Office in 1934. He served in the Offices of the War Cabinet 1943-44, then returned as Deputy Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government 1955-60.He became Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Home Office 1960-62; Second Secretary, HM Treasury 1963-66; then Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Home Office 1966-72.

Allen was created a life peer as Baron Allen of Abbeydale, of the City of Sheffield, in 1976. He sat in the House of Lords as a crossbencher. From 1973 to 1978 he was a member of the Pearson commission.

Allen was married to his late wife, Marjorie, for 64 years.

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