Catalogue description Board of Trade and successors: Distribution of Industry and Regional Division and successors: Registered Files (DI and R, DIR, IM, D, DI and RID Series)

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Reference: BT 177
Title: Board of Trade and successors: Distribution of Industry and Regional Division and successors: Registered Files (DI and R, DIR, IM, D, DI and RID Series)
Description:

These papers relate to the Board of Trade's responsibility under the Distribution of Industry Acts 1945 and 1950 for providing financial assistance and premises for industrial undertakings and improved services in the development areas. Under the Industry Acts of 1972 and 1975 the system of regional development grants continued and was further enhanced by a scheme of regional selective assistance.

Subjects covered by the records include the postwar redistribution of industrial premises under the control of various government departments; the management of industrial estates and schemes for alleviating unemployment, the control of office development, regional selective assistance, the future of regional development funds, the review of the office incentive scheme and EEC regional policy and funding.

The series also contains some papers of interdepartmental committees, as well as departmental and regional bodies, which were concerned with policy in this area. There are also schedules of industrial development certificates approved and refused under town and country planning legislation and files concerning applications for assistance under local employment acts.

Date: 1940-1990
Arrangement:

The files in this series have been transferred in more than one batch. They are arranged in previous reference order within each accession.

Related material:

See also records of the regional organisations in Division within BT

For other records of financial assistance see FV 54

Later files relating to the control of office development are in HLG 135

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: DI, R, DIR, IM, D, DI and RID file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Board of Trade, Distribution of Industry and Regional Division, 1946-1965

Board of Trade, Distribution of Industry Division, 1965-1969

Department of Industry, Regional Development Grants Division, 1974-1979

Department of Industry, Regional Policy and Development Grants Division, 1979-1983

Department of Trade and Industry, Regional Development Grants Division, 1970-1974

Department of Trade and Industry, Regional Policy and Development Grants Division, 1983-1985

Department of Trade and Industry, Regional Policy Division, 1985-1986

Ministry of Technology, Distribution of Industry and Regional Division, 1969-1970

Physical description: 3174 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Trade and Industry , from 1973

Accruals: Series is accruing

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