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Details of MT 87
Reference: MT 87
Title: Ministry of Transport: Nationalised Transport (NTA Series) Files

Files of Nationalised Transport Division A, set up following the Transport Act 1962, and including papers taken over from other divisions. The files contain correspondence with the British Transport Commission, the British Railways Board, London Transport Board, Thomas Cook and Son Ltd and the Transport Holding Company.

Matters covered include: structure, powers and responsibilities, board appointments, industrial relations, railway workshops, capital investment, finance, pensions, race relations and the use of railway land.

This series contains some re-registered files from the WRG series (otherwise in MT 140) and from the LP series (otherwise in MT 135).

Date: 1948-1978
Separated material:

Some files from this series re-registered in the FC series in MT 157

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: NTA Series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Department of the Environment, Nationalised Transport Division A, 1970-1976

Ministry of Transport, Nationalised Transport Division A, 1962-1970

Physical description: 246 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1980 Department of Transport

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Following the Transport Act 1962 the administrative divisions in the Ministry of Transport responsible for dealing with the various sections of the public sector transport industries were reorganised and Nationalised Transport Divisions A and B were formed. The former had responsibility for certain aspects of nationalised rail and road undertakings, including British Rail's manpower and labour relations, pay and pensions, property issues, health and welfare legislation and the Transport Holding Company. The latter dealt with inland waterways (public and private legislation affecting the waterways and relations with British Waterways Board).

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