Pneumoconiosis Claims, General (Discovery)

Scope and Content

The file includes, but is not limited to: papers on retention periods for records relating to pneumoconiosis; papers concerning pre-vesting date liabilities; meeting minutes – Ministry of Fuel and Power, Joint Advisory Committee on Dust Prevention; circulars on board procedures in the employment of pneumoconiosis sufferers; index of books relating to coal dust research and some publications; lists of files held on pneumoconiosis; extracts of NCB South Western Division minutes concerning pneumoconiosis; copies of reports showing dust suppression measures at various collieries, May 1945; annual report on Airborne Dust Surveys in East Wales Area for the year ended 31 Mar 1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

The file is titled Discovery – this relates to the inspection and examination of the Board’s documents concerning coal dust and pneumoconiosis. Files were consulted at Divisional, Area and Colliery levels and there were also over 3000 files at headquarters level to be consulted.

Custodial History

Previous reference number: DNCB/67/4/142