Catalogue description Ministry of Transport, Accounts Division: Registered Files

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Details of MT 90
Reference: MT 90
Title: Ministry of Transport, Accounts Division: Registered Files

This series contains the files of the Accounts Division of the Ministry of Transport concerning the payment of claims for compensation. Papers include those concerning the Goeland Transport and Trading Company, and the Jewish Agency for Palestine.

Date: 1949-1975
Related material:

For the records of the Goeland Transport and Trading Company see MT 71

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in The National Archives: ACS Series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Department of the Environment, Finance, Highways and Accounts Group, Accounts Division, 1970-1976

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Finance and Accounts Group, 1953-1959

Ministry of Transport, Finance Division, Accounts Branch, 1946-1953

Ministry of Transport, Finance, Accounts and Statistics Group, Accounts Division, 1959-1970

Physical description: 4 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1980-1994 Department of Transport

Administrative / biographical background:

The Accounts Division of the Ministry of Transport and its predecessors was responsible for the custody of funds, the payment of claims, the collection of receipts and the maintenance of complete accounting records. An internal audit branch carried out periodic local inspections; a costings branch prepared periodical statements of running costs and revenue of certain civil aviation establishments.

The Division assembled the data prepared by Finance Divisions for the Ministry's annual estimates for submission to Parliament. It also prepared from its accounting records the Annual Appropriation Accounts for each vote, which were presented to Parliament.

The Accounts Division was also responsible for keeping a number of other accounts including the General Lighthouse Fund and the Seamen's Savings Bank for presentation to Parliament by the Comptroller and Auditor General. The Division also co-ordinated the collection by local authorities and payment into the Exchequer of motor vehicle excise duties and fees for driving licences, for which it rendered a motor tax account.

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