SSRC Archive: Coal Industry

DOIhttp://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.1983.tb01013.x
Publication Date01 Jun 1983
AuthorBen Fine
Srorruh
Journalln/Polilir~~onomy,
Vol.
30.
No.
2.
June.
1983
i!J
1~83
Scottish
Economic
Society
SSRC
Archive
:
Coal
Industry
In
Britain, in
1938,
the coal royalties together with surface wayleaves (the right
to move coal across property) were nationalised with compensation paid to
the previous owners. Under grants made available by the SSRC, the Nuffield
Foundation and the Central Research Fund of the University of London, data
for compensation paid has been collected. It is organised in much the same
way as the assessments
for
compensation were made. In general, this involved
determining for each colliery the value to
a
landowner of the coal which would
be worked, from each piece of land owned. Accordingly, compensation paid is
detailed by landowner and by colliery. It is fully computerised
so
that, in
principle, requests for information can be met. The data
will
be deposited in
the SSRC Archive in Essex. It should be of use in a wide variety of fields
including the economic history of the coal industry and landed estates, the
geography of these subjects, and as a source of information concerning the
distribution of wealth in the form of landed property. It will be invaluable to
those wishing to undertake studies of mining
or
regional areas.
Those interested in the data should contact
:
Ben Fine
Department
of
Economics
Birkbeck College
7-15
Gresse Street
London
W
1
P
1
PA
They should state as precisely
as
possible what information they require and.
for what purpose.
PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN AT ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY
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for
LONGMAN GROUP LTD.

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