Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Legal and Parliamentary Branch and predecessors: Housing Instruments and Consents

HLG 13
Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Legal and Parliamentary Branch and predecessors: Housing Instruments and Consents

Consents by the Local Government Board, the Ministry of Health and their successors for the erection of houses, for street and sewerage works, sale, exchange and lease of land, the purchase and appropriation of land and for various other matters under the Housing Acts 1890-1955 and in other legislation containing housing provisions. Rights of Way Extinguishment Orders are also included. The series contains both sealed and unsealed documents, many with folded plans. Up to 1920 the papers have been bound.

The papers dated March 1910 to July 1920 are in bound volumes: the later papers are unbound and date to 26.2.1955 when owing to a change in procedure within the Department the deposit was discontinued (instead of two sealed Orders, one only was made and sent to the local authority; the Department retained a copy).

The Acts quoted include:-

Housing for the Working Classes Act, 1890, 1901, 1903, 1909

Housing Act, 1919, 1923, 1925, 1930, 1936

Local Government Act, 1888, 1889

Public Health Act, 1907

Burial Act, 1900

Related Material:
Further series of consents will be found in
Related correspondence is in HLG 1
HLG 15
HLG 17
(corporate lands) HLG 18
Copies of similar orders are in HLG 47
Related correspondence is in MH 12
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Local Government Board, 1871-1919
Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 1951-1970
Ministry of Local Government and Planning, 1951-1951
Ministry of Town and Country Planning, 1943-1951
Ministry of Works, 1943-1962
Ministry of Works and Buildings, 1940-1942
Ministry of Works and Planning, 1942-1943
Physical description:
219 volume(s)
Accruals ceased in 1955.
Administrative / biographical background:

Housing authorities were required under the Housing of the Working Classes Act 1903 and subsequent legislation to seek the approval of the Department for action proposed by them.

Found an error? Suggest a correction to help improve our descriptions.

Suggest a correction for this record

Fields marked with * are mandatory.

Your details

If you provide your details, we will contact you within 10 working days if we cannot act on your suggestion

User Tags

Users have not yet tagged this record

  • You need to sign in to tag records. If you don't have an account please register.

User Collaboration

Use the form below to include your knowledge of this record. If your description includes any citable references, please add these to the "Citable References?" field on the right, remebering to seperate each reference with a comma, for example (FO 176/1/1, FO 178/2/1, and so on...)

Citable References?


Related research guides