Catalogue description Board of Trade: Records of Departmental Committees: Papers

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Details of BT 55
Reference: BT 55
Title: Board of Trade: Records of Departmental Committees: Papers

Papers of various boards, committees and sub-committees of the Board of Trade or on which the board was represented.

Includes one file from a series of files now in BT 67 and records of the Ministry of Reconstruction otherwise in RECO.

Date: 1910-1959

Please note that the item numbers equate to the original former department references assigned to the files. Except for BT 55/1/1, where the last digit of the item reference (e.g. the last ‘1’ in BT 55/1/1) was artificially created and assigned to the file as no former department reference exists.

Related material:

Records of the Flax Control Board are in:

BT 13

CAB 40

In addition to Flax Control Board records there are also Records of the Flax Seed Advisory Committee in BT 62

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 127 boxes and files
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Administrative / biographical background:

In December 1917 the Board of Agriculture, at the request of the Flax Control Board, undertook a flax production scheme involving the cultivation of ten thousand acres of flax fibre and arrangements for dealing with the resultant crop. To manage the scheme the board set up a Flax Production Branch which took over those organisations which had previously been responsible for flax production, notably the enterprise of the British Flax and Hemp Growers Society, which had operated under the auspices of the Development Commission with the assistance of the War Office. The board also appointed a Central Committee of Flax Production to advise and assist them in this work. The Branch was wound up in 1921.

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