Transport Act 1947: Bill Files and Papers

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Transport Act 1947: Bill Files and Papers

This series consists of files relating to the nationalization of transport and related undertakings and the establishment for this purpose of a British Transport Commission under the Transport Act 1947.

Included are records of discussions with interested organisations, draft memoranda, minutes of the Cabinet committees on the Socialisation of Industry, and correspondence on various aspects of the Transport Bill.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
200 file(s)
Restriction on use:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Department of the Environment , in 1976
Administrative / biographical background:

On 19th November 1945 the Lord President of the Council, Rt Hon H.S. Morrison, MP, announced the Government's intention to bring under national ownership railways, canals and long distance road haulage undertakings and to co-ordinate road passenger transport, docks and harbour undertakings with the national schemes.

The Transport Act Act of 1947 set up the British Transport Commission and provided, amongst other things, for the transfer to the Commission of specified inland transport undertakings and gave the Commission enabling powers in respect of harbour and port facilities.

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