Catalogue description Ministry of Power and Predecessors: Safety and Health Division and Inspectorate of Mines and Quarries

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Reference: POWE 8
Title: Ministry of Power and Predecessors: Safety and Health Division and Inspectorate of Mines and Quarries
Description:

The files relate to incidents and accidents, accident prevention, health, inspection, labour and unions, legal action, mine equipment and fittings, miners' equipment, local and departmental organisation, pit ponies, quarries and slagheaps, regulations and legislation, rescue, storage in disused mines.

Until 1920 these are records of the Industrial Department of the Home Office, thence until 1942 of the Health and Safety Division of the Mines Department, and subsequently of the Safety and Health Division of the Ministry of Fuel and Power.

Date: 1876-1984
Arrangement:

Pieces 1-315 of this series are arranged in alphabetical subject order.

Pieces from 316 onwards are listed in numerical sequence according to their departmental file number order.

Subjects headings (with subject codes) have been prefixed to individual pieces.

Related material:

For relevant Home Office papers see:

HO 87

HO 95

For records of the Ministry of Power, which also also include Annual Reports of Inspectors of Mines and Quarries see POWE 7

For correspondence and papers of the Chief Scientist' Division of the Ministry of Power, and their predecessors, see POWE 25

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Department of Trade and Industry, 1970-1974

Home Office, Mines Department and Inspectorate, 1843-1920

Mines Department, Health and Safety Division, 1920-1942

Ministry of Fuel and Power, Health and Safety Division, 1942-1946

Ministry of Fuel and Power, Health, Safety and Training Division, 1946-1951

Ministry of Fuel and Power, Safety and Health Division, 1951-1957

Ministry of Power, Safety and Health Division, 1957-1969

Ministry of Technology, 1964-1970

Physical description: 1148 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Power , from 1965

Accruals: Series is accruing
Publication note:

Reports of most major mining disasters are printed as Parliamentary papers.

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