Finance Department

Scope and Content

Papers of the Finance Department of the National Coal Board, comprising files on capital expenditure for colliery re-organisation and reconstruction schemes and files concerning colliery closures.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Finance Department was responsible for all the financial aspects of the National Coal Board's policy and for providing financial advice at all levels of management. It protected the assets of the board and secured the availability of cash to enable the operations of the board to be carried out. [Information taken from The National Archive Catalogue, COAL 23, accessed 30 May 2017.]


Original order reconstructed.

Custodial History

This subfonds is made up of material brought together from different accessions deposited by the British Coal Corporation. This subfonds has been brought together from the following accessions: DNCB/67 (no accession number identified) DNCB/77 (possibly transferred to Glamorgan Archives in 1997 by the British Coal Corporation. Accession entries for this period of transfer are very vague. 1997/133 states the transfer of 101 boxes of Administrative records and photographic collection, of which this series may have been a part.) The previous reference number for each item is listed in its individual catalogue entry.