Catalogue description Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Land Divisions: Registered Files, Forestry Policy (FCP Series)

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Reference: MAF 374
Title: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Land Divisions: Registered Files, Forestry Policy (FCP Series)
Description:

Files relating to control of the Forestry Commission by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, following the abolition of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources in February 1967, and dealing with all aspects of general forestry policy and direction of the Forestry Commission.

The series includes re-registered files from the KF series (MAF 48), the LU series (MAF 141) and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government C series: HLG 140

Date: 1949-2002
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: FCP file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Land Use and Livestock Improvement Division, 1971-1972

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Land Use and Tenure Division, 1972-1996

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Land Use Division, 1955-1962

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Livestock Improvement, Forestry and Labour Division, 1971-1974

Physical description: 99 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food , from 1997

Accumulation dates: 1966
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Forestry Ministers had been the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in England and Wales, and the Secretary of State for Scotland. In October 1964 the Government announced that the responsibility for forestry in England and Wales would be transferred from the Minister of Agriculture to the Minister of Land and Natural Resources. It was then decided that responsibility for forestry in Wales should rest with the Secretary of State for Wales. The position of the Secretary of State for Scotland was unchanged. In February 1967 the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources was dissolved and responsibility for forestry in England returned to the Minister of Agriculture. The Forestry Act 1967 consolidated the Forestry Acts 1919-1963. It is this act that, with some amendments, regulates forestry to the present day.

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