Catalogue description Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Legal and Parliamentary Branch and predecessors: Public Health and Local Government Legislation, Bill Papers

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Reference: HLG 29
Title: Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Legal and Parliamentary Branch and predecessors: Public Health and Local Government Legislation, Bill Papers
Description:

Papers relating to Bills sponsored by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and its predecessors from 1871, including measures concerning local government, housing, rating and valuation, town and country planning, water resources, environmental pollution, new towns and national parks. The volumes contain correspondence with government departments, local authorities and others, draft bills, notes on clauses, amendments and memoranda.

The series also contains a report from the Poor Law Commission to the Home Secretary, 1840; administrative papers of the Poor Law Commission and Board and their successors not directly relating to proposed legislation; and three volumes (pieces 260-262) relating to the consideration of poor law reform, dating from 1909 to 1927, which were left behind by Thomas (later Sir Thomas) Sheepshanks, as a private secretary at the Ministry of Health.

Date: 1840-1997
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

General Board of Health, 1848-1858

Home Office, 1782-

Local Government Board, 1871-1919

Ministry of Health, 1919-1968

Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 1951-1970

Ministry of Local Government and Planning, 1951-1951

Ministry of Town and Country Planning, 1943-1951

Ministry of Works, 1943-1962

Ministry of Works and Buildings, 1940-1942

Ministry of Works and Planning, 1942-1943

Physical description: 2935 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Housing and Local Government , from 1968

Custodial history: HLG 29/2236-2249 were transferred from HLG 147 in July 2009.
Accruals: Series is accruing.

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