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Trade & Industry Committee, 1988-1990



  • 1988-1990

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  • English

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Biographical / Historical

A Department of Trade & Industry was first created by Heath in 1970, emerging from the old Ministry of Fuel & Power (from 1957, the Ministry of Power), only to be split up by the incoming Labour Government in 1974 to form the Department of Trade, Department of Industry, Department of Prices & Consumer Protection, and Department of Energy. However, with the exception of the latter, most briefs prepared by the Conservative Research Department in these areas appear to have been filed under the generic 'Parliamentary Commerce Committee', suggesting that the reorganisation of Conservative backbench parliamentary committees lagged behind the reorganisation of government departments.

The Department of Trade & Industry was re-constituted by Margaret Thatcher in 1983, and responsibility for Energy production was added to its remit from 1992.

Related Materials

For further minutes and papers see:
  1. Trade & Industry Committee papers 1947-1949: CRD 2/8/1
  2. Trade & Industry Committee papers 1950-1952: CRD 2/8/2
  3. Trade & Industry Committee papers 1952: CRD 2/8/3
  4. Trade & Industry Committee papers 1953-1964: CRD 2/8/4
  5. Conservative Parliamentary Industry Committee minutes 1979-1982: CRD 4/25/14
  6. Conservative Parliamentary Industry Committee (Trade & Industry from 1983) minutes 1979-1985: CRD 4/25/15
  7. Conservative Parliamentary Trade and Industry Committee minutes 1986-1988: CRD 4/25/21
  8. Trade and Industry briefs 1974-1975: CRD 4/25/4
  9. Trade and Industry briefs 1984-1997: CRD/B/30/1-14

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