This collection contains files of: Sir Robert Shone, executive member 1955-1962; the ISB secretariat international matters section, 1953-1963; J. Grieve-Smith, head of the economics division, 1962-1963; W Taplin and Dr R. Robson, successive chief economists/senior economic advisors, 1955-1958; H. McArthur, head of finance/prices working under the director of finance, 1955-1957; R.W. Foad, director of finance, 1954-1959.
Iron and Steel Board (ISB)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Iron and Steel Act, 1953, abolished the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain and created an Iron and Steel Holding and Realisation Agency to take over the shares of the nationalised companies and to re-sell them to private owners. The Act also set up fresh machinery for public supervision, exercised by a new Iron and Steel Board. The principle of this form of supervision was that private enterprise should be given reasonable scope to operate, but that certain matters of major policy should come within the purview of a public body of independent status. The Board's duty was to exercise general supervision over the iron and steel industry, and it was given powers to fix maximum home trade prices for most iron and steel products.
Reference: 'The British Iron and Steel Federation' (The British Iron and Steel Federation, September 1963).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
These records were among a series of deposits made by British Steel plc between 1995 and 1999.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/ISB
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.