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Details of MT 88
Reference: MT 88
Title: Ministry of Transport: Nationalised Transport (NTB Series) Files

Files of the Nationalised Transport Division B set up following the Transport Act, 1962, and including papers taken over from other divisions.

The files mostly relate to policy concerning, and the regulation of, water resources, canals and inland waterways. They include correspondence with and papers concerning the British Waterways Board, the papers of the Bowes Committee of Inquiry into Canals and Inland Waterways 1956 to 1958, papers concerning waterways-related bills, and files on specific canals and waterways. Also included in the series are files concerning the pensions of employees of the nationalised transport industries.

This series contains some re-registered files from the WRG series: MT 140

Date: 1939-1989
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: NTB Series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

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

Department of Transport, Nationalised Transport Division B, 1976-1997

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

Physical description: 429 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Transport , from 1980

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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