Board of Trade, Administration of Enemy Property Department, 1948-1957
Board of Trade, Enemy Property Branch, 1957-1969
Board of Trade, Trading with the Enemy Department, 1942-1948
Department of Trade and Industry, Finance and Economic Appraisal Division, 1970-1974
Treasury and Board of Trade, Trading with the Enemy Branch, 1939-1942
79 flat sheets and volumes
Unpublished finding aids:
Indexes and registers to the Vesting Orders are in BT 272/70-78.
Administrative / biographical background:
The power to vest property in the Custodians of Enemy Property was granted to the Board of Trade under the Trading With the Enemy Act 1939, Section 7. The Board was later given the power to vest property in the Administrators of Enemy Property by the Distribution of German Enemy Property (No 1) Order 1950 (SI 1950 No 1642) and by various Peace Treaty Orders.
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