Catalogue description Board of Trade: Parliamentary Branch: Correspondence and Papers

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Details of BT 132
Reference: BT 132
Title: Board of Trade: Parliamentary Branch: Correspondence and Papers

Papers from the Parliamentary Branch of the Board of Trade including working papers on bills and other records relating to the progress of bills.

Acts, parliamentary questions and other kinds of proposals before parliament will usually be found in the records of the appropriate division of the department.

Date: 1887-1966
Separated material:

Some further papers of the Parliamentary Branch are in BT 13

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

Board of Trade, 1786-1970

Board of Trade, Parliamentary Branch, 1949-1970

Physical description: 39 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Administrative / biographical background:

The Board of Trade's Parliamentary Branch was created in 1949 from the former Intelligence and Parliamentary Branch of the Establishment Division, which from 1920 acted as the channel through which the board's parliamentary work was conducted. Previous to the formation of the latter section in 1920 liaison with parliament was arranged through the Board of Trade Secretariat.

The Parliamentary Branch studied any proposals coming before parliament that might affect the board's interests and ensured co-operation between the various departments of the board and between the board and other government departments in preparing replies to parliamentary questions. it was also responsible for collecting and co-ordinating briefs for ministers in connection with proceedings on bills and debates on matters which concerned the board.

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