Iron and Steel Holding and Realisation Agency

Scope and Content

This collection contains: secretary's correspondence and papers concerning compensation claims by employees of John Baker and Bessemer Limited, 1953-1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

This body was created under the Iron and Steel Act of 1953 to take over the shares of the nationalised iron and steel companies and to re-sell them to private owners.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

These records were deposited by British Steel plc in November 1995.

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

This deposit also included records of the Iron and Steel Trades Employers' Association and its predecessors, and related bodies.