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Establishment and Function
The Coal Mines Regulation Act 1909 made provision for the establishment of an Accidents Relief Board to administer the Coal Miners' Accidents Relief Fund. The purpose of the fund was to grant allowances to miners and their families if an accident occurred and a miner was killed or disabled whilst employed at a mine. The Fund received revenue from employees' contributions, mine owner contributions and the Treasury which matched the owners' contribution.
The Board's responsibilities were to approve claims, invest money and to take legal action to recover outstanding amounts.
In 1983 responsibility for the Board was assumed by the Treasurer (VRG 23) from the Minister for Minerals and Energy (VRG 47). In 1987 the Board was dissolved.
Location of Records
Only a few records have been transferred to the Public Record Office.