Welsh Office and predecessors: Local Authority Orders and other Documents Relating to Subordinate Legislation

Details of BD 20
Reference:BD 20
Title:
Welsh Office and predecessors: Local Authority Orders and other Documents Relating to Subordinate Legislation
Description:

This series consists of orders, agreements, regulations and similar documents together with the relevant plans, made by government departments and by local authorities and subsequently confirmed by government departments. There are also a number of files which relate to land acquired under compulsory purchase orders.

Apart from a few orders made between 1937 and 1939, the orders cover the period 1944 to the time of local government reorganisation in 1974. Many of these orders were made under the Housing Act 1936 and subsequent Housing Acts, the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946 and the Highways Act 1959, acts which enabled local authorities to acquire land compulsorily.

The series also includes licences issued under the Milk and Dairies (Amendment) Act 1922 and the Milk (Special Designations) Order 1923 (BD 20/431-432, and schemes made under s31(1) of the National Health Insurance Act 1913 (BD 20/433-434).

Date: 1915-1974
Arrangement:

The series is arranged mainly in County Council, County Borough Council, Borough Council, Urban District Council and Rural District Council order within each transfer to the Public Record Office.

Related Material: Surviving files relating to particular orders and instruments are in BD 28
Some files are registered in BD 35
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Physical description: 501 files and flat sheets
Access conditions: Open

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