Light Railway Orders: Hearings of Objections
|Title:||Light Railway Orders: Hearings of Objections|
This series consists of bound records of hearings of objections to proposals for light railways, held by the Light Railway Commissioners under the Light Railways Act 1896.
Associated Plans are in MT 54
Orders of the Commissioners and papers relating to them, from 1896 until the 1921 are in MT 58
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Light Railways Commission, 1896-1922
|Physical description:||10 volume(s)|
|Access conditions:||Normal Closure before FOI Act:|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
Department of Transport , in 1985
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Light Railways Act of 1896 enabled the Board of Trade to appoint three Light Railway Commissioners to authorise provisionally the construction and working of light railways, subject to the Board's confirmation, and so to avoid the cost to promoters of private bill procedures.
The Commissioners had power under section 7(1) of the Act to consider objections to proposals for light railways, taking all reasonable steps to consult local authorities, land owners and occupiers. This series consists of a bound set of records of hearings by the Commissioners of such objections, dating from 1898 to 1907.
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- MT - Records created or inherited by the Transport Ministries, and by related bodies, and by the London Passenger Transport Board
- Division within MT - Records inherited and created by the Ministry of Transport and successors, Commissions, Tribunals and Inquiries
- MT 130 - Light Railway Orders: Hearings of Objections