Catalogue description Ministry of Power and Predecessors: Chief Scientist's Division and Predecessors: Correspondence and Papers

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Reference: POWE 25
Title: Ministry of Power and Predecessors: Chief Scientist's Division and Predecessors: Correspondence and Papers
Description:

These are mainly files of the Chief Scientist's Division of the Ministries of Fuel and Power and of Power, with some earlier records of the Mines Department. They also include records of various fuel efficiency committees, representative files relating to the Regional Fuel Efficiency and Government Loan Scheme, and records of the Safety in Mines Research Establishment, the minutes and papers of the Safety in Mines Research Advisory Board, and the minutes and papers of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Minister of Fuel and Power, and subsequently the Minister of Power, and of its successor, the Advisory Council on Research and development.

Date: 1921-1967
Arrangement:

The files in this series have been transferred in more than one batch.

POWE 25/1-161 are listed under four numbered headings:

  • 1. Administration and Legislation.
  • 2. Fuel Efficiency
  • 3. Fuel Utilisation
  • 4. Safety in Mines Research Board (Safety in Mines Research Establishment)

POWE 25/162 onwards are listed in previous reference order within each accession

Related material:

For records of the Safety and Health Divisions of the Ministry of Fuel and Power and its predecessors see POWE 8

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

Mines Department, Mining Dangers Research Board, 1920-1922

Mines Department, Safety in Mines Research Board, 1922-1942

Ministry of Fuel and Power, Chief Scientists Division, 1948-1957

Ministry of Fuel and Power, Safety in Mines Research and Testing Branch, 1947-1948

Ministry of Fuel and Power, Safety in Mines Research Board, 1942-1947

Ministry of Power, Chief Scientists Division, 1957-1969

Physical description: 459 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure

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