Catalogue description Ministry of Reconstruction: Files

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Details of BT 67
Reference: BT 67
Title: Ministry of Reconstruction: Files

Files of the former Ministry of Reconstruction (otherwise in RECO) which passed to the Board of Trade on the winding up of the Ministry in 1919.

Date: 1917-1919
Related material:

Correspondence relating to the acquisition of land for public purposes is in LCO 3

Separated material:

One other piece survives from the papers of the Ministry of Reconstruction passed to the Board of Trade see

BT 55/24

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

Ministry of Reconstruction, 1917-1923

Physical description: 1 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The Ministry of Reconstruction was established under the New Ministries Act 1917 to promote the restoration and improvement of normal industrial, trading and social conditions at the end of the war. It co-ordinated the work of other government departments, conducted or supervised investigations into measures of reconstruction and formulated plans accordingly. It also secured War Cabinet approval for the recommendations of its various subsidiary bodies. The execution of such decisions was generally assigned to the appropriate department of state. The ministry was dissolved in August 1919, though it formally ceased to exist only on 31 August 1923.

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