Catalogue description Ministry of Production: Correspondence and Papers

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Details of BT 28
Reference: BT 28
Title: Ministry of Production: Correspondence and Papers

Records of the Ministry of Production, including some of the Ministry of Supply (SUPP), which passed to the Board of Trade.

Date: 1936-1946

The series begins at BT 28/83 and gives the reference numbers of the files in each box as far as BT 28/274, after which the descriptions start. BT 28/1-82 have been renumbered BT 28/280-1200.

The significance of the file reference numbers for the Parliamentary Questions and Answers and Non-Munition Supply Sub-series (BT 28/83-243 and BT 28/244-274) is as follows:

  • ALP - Anglo-American Co-ordinating Committee (Supply)
  • AR - Allocations Register
  • CGMT/SEC - Controller General of Machine Tools (Secetariat)
  • CJAC - Central Joint Advisory Committee
  • ECH - Empire Clearing House
  • HIC - Progress Division
  • IC - Industrial Capacity
  • ICC - Industrial Capacity Committee
  • IDPC - Chief Production Executives' Committee
  • 200/ALL - Central Priority Department: Allocations
  • 200/GEN - Central Priority Department: General
  • 200/RS - Central Priority Department: Records and Statistics
  • 213/GEN - Sub-Committee on Internal Combustion Engines
  • JIS - Joint Industrial Staff
  • JWPS - Joint War Production Staff
  • M - Materials
  • MISC - Miscellaneous
  • MLE - Munitions Management and Labour Efficiency Committee
  • PE/AR - Production Executive: Allocation and Records
  • PE/IC - Production Executive: Industrial Capacity
  • PE/PR - Production Executive: Priority of Production Direction; 1941
  • PE/RM - Production Executive: Raw Materials
  • PEC - Paper Economy Committee
  • PP - Production Programme
  • RM - Raw Materials
  • SEC - Secretariat
  • NM - Non-Munitions
  • NM (MISC) - Non-Munitions (Miscellaneous)

Related material:

See also the Ministry of Supply registered files (200 series) in


Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 1218 boxes and files
Access conditions: Open
Unpublished finding aids:

For indexes see BT 29 and BT 30

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