Catalogue description Treasury: Trade and Industry Division: Registered Files (TI Series)

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Reference: T 228
Title: Treasury: Trade and Industry Division: Registered Files (TI Series)

Files of the Trade and Industry (TI) Division.

Issues related to the work of the Board of Trade, Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Fuel/Power, and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. There are files dealing with

  • nationalisation of basic industries and denationalisation of steel;
  • Development Areas;
  • disposal of government surplus stock;
  • tourism;
  • catering;
  • transport policy;
  • motor vehicle taxation;
  • motor insurance;
  • British Institute of Management;
  • supply grants relating to National Research and Development Corporation, Royal Society, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Solar Physics Laboratory, and the Isaac Newton Laboratory.

Also includes files from the S series (T 161) which were re-registered in the TI series in 1948.

Date: 1916-1960

Chronological within original subject classification (see Treasury Registration Systems)

Related material:

Other files relating to the nationalsation of iron and steel are in BT 231

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: TI file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Treasury, Trade and Industry Division, 1938-1957

Physical description: 695 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1976 Treasury

Accumulation dates: 1948 to 1958
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Trade and Industry (TI) Division was formed in 1938. In 1957 the TI Division took over responsibility for civil aviation matters from Defence (Policy and Materiel) Division, except those concerning development or production, at government expense, of aircraft and aero engines.

In 1958 some of TI's work was taken over by Home and Overseas Planning Staff (HOPS) Division, and as a consequence, it was merged with the Agriculture and Food (AF) Division to form the Agriculture, Trade and Transport (AT) Division. At the same time, scientific work was transferred to a new Division, the Arts, Science and Lands (AS) Division.

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