This series, formerly entitled Rochdale National Shell Factory Account Books, consisted originally of the records preserved in accordance with the Disposal and Liquidation Commission (late Ministry of Munitions) Third Schedule, Part II, item 2, which required the preservation of a specimen set of books of account of a Controlled Factory (MUN 3/1-19). Specimens of other series of documents destroyed under this and four related Schedules have been added to the original nineteen items in the series and the title altered accordingly.
These later specimens have been removed from the series PRO 10 where they had been placed as successively received from the Ministry of Munitions, Disposal and Liquidation Commission and Surplus Stores, etc., Liquidation Department during the period 1919-1926.
NB: Disposal and Liquidation Commission (late Ministry of Munitions) Fourth Schedule. III. Records of Central Stores and other Depots. Area Papers and Records of Minor Importance, no specimens preserved