Catalogue description Department of Trade and Industry and successors: Consumer Credit Branch; Registered Files (CCB Series)

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Reference: FV 82
Title: Department of Trade and Industry and successors: Consumer Credit Branch; Registered Files (CCB Series)
Description:

The series contains records which emerged from the implementation of the recommendations of the Crowther Committee Report on Consumer Credit (Cmnd. 4596). The records also concern work subsequently undertaken by the Consumer Credit Branch in respect of consultation with interested parties, legislative proposals for the regulation of credit, and the implementation of policy.

Date: 1973-1989
Arrangement:

The series is arranged in departmental reference order.

Related material:

See also

DTI's Industrial and Commercial Policy Division 2 FV 62

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

Department of Prices and Consumer Protection, Consumer Credit Branch, 1974-1977

Department of Prices and Consumer Protection, Consumer Services, Commodities and Consumer, 1978-1979

Department of Trade and Industry, Consumer Affairs Division, 1983-1996

Department of Trade and Industry, Consumer Credit Branch, 1973-1974

Department of Trade, Consumer Affairs Division, 1979-1983

Physical description: 184 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Trade and Industry , from 2001

Selection and destruction information: The files, illustrating the Government's approach to consumer credit legislation and regulation, have been selected under section 2.2.1.2 (management of the economy) of the PRO's Acquisition Policy.
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

In March 1973, the Consumer Credit Branch was formed from the DTI's Industrial and Commercial Policy Division 2 (IC2). The new branch, reporting directly to a Deputy Secretary, was established in order to take forward the work arising from the recommendations of the Crowther Committee Report on Consumer Credit (Cmnd. 4596). In March 1974, the functions of this branch were transferred to the newly created Department of Prices and Consumer Protection while retaining the original name. From August 1977 it became Branch 2 of the newly formed Consumer Services, Commodities and Consumer Credit Division where it remained until the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection merged with the Department of Trade. Consumer Credit Branch then became part of the new Consumer Affairs Division

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