The South Wales District (Coal Mines) Scheme, 1930

Scope and Content

Papers created by or concerning the The South Wales District (Coal Mines) Scheme kept on file by the National Coal Board. The material concerns the establishment and amendments to the scheme; appointments of board members; legal matters; regulation of the sale of coal; and annual reports for 1934-1936.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Coal Mines Act 1930 placed the control of coal output in the hands of the industry. It followed the voluntary associations that had appeared between 1927 and 1929 and aimed to protect wages and mitigate competition within the industry. There was a 'central scheme' for the regulation of the production and sale of coal throughout Great Britain, administered by a central council of colliery owners; and a district scheme for the regulation of the production, supply and sale of coal within the district, administered by a 'district executive board' of local colliery owners. [Source: The National Archive catalogue, COAL 4, Coal Mines Act 1930: Central Coal Mines Scheme and District Coal Mines Scheme: Records]

Arrangement

An artificial arrangement has been imposed on this series.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the National Coal Board in 1978 and by the British Coal Corporation in 1991.

Custodial History

This series is made up of material deposited by the National Coal Board and the British Coal Corporation. This series has been brought together from the following accessions: DNCB/32 (acc. no: 1978/17) and 1991/548. The previous reference number for each item is listed in its individual catalogue entry.

Related Material

Related material held at The National Archives, Kew. See collection reference: COAL 4, Coal Mines Act 1930: Central Coal Mines Scheme and District Coal Mines Scheme: Records.