Catalogue description Treasury Solicitor: Registered Files: Department of Energy Branch, (S/C, S/CS, S/G, S/H, S/IND, S/M and Q, S/MS, S/P Series)

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Reference: TS 49
Title: Treasury Solicitor: Registered Files: Department of Energy Branch, (S/C, S/CS, S/G, S/H, S/IND, S/M and Q, S/MS, S/P Series)
Description:

Registered files selected from various series raised by the Treasury Solicitor's outstation at the Department of Energy and its predecessors the Board of Trade, Ministry of Fuel and Power, and Ministry of Power. The registered files contain correspondence and associated papers arising from legal advice and representation on issues relating to the regulation of coal, gas, electricity and petroleum during and after the Second World War. They cover the period from 1941 to 1974 when the Department of Energy took over the responsibility for the branch records for administrative reasons.

The selected records include:

  • Coal - works (e.g. drainage), control of supply and pricing, consumer councils, primary and subordinate legislation for nationalisation, and the European Coal and Steel Community
  • Mines and Quarries - safety regulations (e.g. storage and use of explosives, adequate ventilation) and prosecutions for contravention
  • Gas - Arbitration Tribunal Cases (stockholders' compensation)
  • Industry - loans to Cornwall Tin and Mining Ltd under s.7 of the Industry Act 1972 and reorganisation and subscription for shares in British Leyland
  • Miscellaneous - efficiency loans to industry, and petrol rationing
  • Petroleum - orders under s.3 Continental Shelf Act 1964 and pipeline inquiries under the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1958

Date: 1928-1987
Arrangement:

The records are arranged in the order and series in which they were registered; i.e. S/C (Coal), S/CS (Chief Scientist), SG (Gas), S/H (Highways), S/IND (Industry), S/M (Miscellaneous), S/M & Q (Mines and Quarries) and S/MS (Mines: Subsidence) and S/P (Petroleum).

Separated material:

The later records of the Treasury Solicitor's Department of Energy Branch were transferred to the Ministry of Technology on the transfer of functions in 1970, and following further transfer of functions in 1974, are now with the Department of Trade and Industry.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: S file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor, Department of Trade and Industry Branch, 1971-1972

HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor, Ministry of Fuel and Power Branch, 1949-1958

HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor, Ministry of Power Branch, 1958-1970

HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor, Ministry of Technology Branch, 1970-1971

Treasury Solicitors Department, Department of Energy Branch, 1975-1983

Treasury Solicitors Department, Department of Energy Division, 1984-1992

Physical description: 515 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Treasury Solicitor's Department , from 1994

Accruals: Series is accruing

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