Catalogue description Ministry of Transport, Electricity Correspondence and Papers

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Reference: POWE 13
Title: Ministry of Transport, Electricity Correspondence and Papers

Apart from three volumes of copy transfer deeds, which had their provenance in the Railway and Harbour Departments of the Board of Trade, these are records of the Electricity Branch of the Ministry of Transport covering the supply and distribution of electricity over the period 1919-1941.They are bound volumes, originating in the Board of Trade, and contain copies of transfer deeds sanctioning the movement of authority to supply electric power from local authorities to power companies during the period 1892-1914. There is a gap in these records between 1900 and 1906.

The largest section concerns water resources and barrage schemes and comprises mainly papers dealing with a suggested barrage on the River Severn.

Date: 1892-1945

The series is divided into subjects covering the transfer of authority to supply electricity, as referred to above:

  • the use of water resources for generating electricity;
  • general administration and legislation;
  • financial arrangements including the borrowing powers of local authorities and electric power companies;
  • overhead electricity supply lines and the associated wayleaves and special orders;
  • electricity distribution and charges;
  • legal papers.

Related material:

For correspondence and papers of the Board of Trade Railway Department see BT 22

For correspondence and papers of the Board of Trade Harbour Department see MT 10

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Board of Trade, Marine Department, 1850-1921

Board of Trade, Railway Department, 1851-1919

Ministry of Fuel and Power, Gas and Electricity Division, 1942-1947

Ministry of Transport, Electricity Branch, 1920-1941

Physical description: 134 file(s)

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