At the time, many coal companies were small, although some consolidation had taken place in the years before the war. The strike was one of the longest and most bitter in history and cost more than £7 billion of tax-payer's money. The Plan for Coal produced in 1950 aimed at increasing output from 184 million to 250 million tons by 1970. The board was keen to train its staff and new recruits and initiated a scheme to produce technical films as well as commissioning films from outside companies. It was renamed the British Coal Corporation in 1987. Subscribe now for regular news, updates and priority booking for events, All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, Read about our fair use policy and why we are doing this, COAL - Records created or inherited by the National Coal Board, and of related bodies, Division within COAL - Central Administrative Records of the National Coal Board, About our [9] In 1956, 700,000 men produced 207 million tons of coal; by 1971, fewer than 290,000 workers were producing 133 million tons at 292 collieries. 07629305 Established in 1984, the NCC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on general policy matters relating to coal and the coal industry. In the mid 1970s, the activities of Coal Products Division were transferred to two new companies; National Smokeless Fuels Ltd and Thomas Ness Ltd, although they remained wholly owned by the NCB. Omissions? You need to sign in to tag. The role of the Estates Branch was to manage the surface estates and housing, acquire land for various purposes and dispose of land and property no longer required. [4] Its national headquarters were established in Hobart House, London. National Coal Heritage Area Economic Impact Report. Wetland & Conservation Mitigation Resources, Increasing Recovery and Producing Higher-Quality Coal, North American Coal is a subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc.®. The National Coal Heritage Area encompasses 13 counties and is situated in the heart of the formidable Appalachian Mountains. National Coal Council, NEW Report Online! By the time of privatisation, only 15 pits remained in production. In 1987, the NCB was renamed the British Coal Corporation, and its assets were subsequently privatised. from 1978 National Coal Board In 1947, about half the collieries were in need of immediate attention[7] and a development programme was begun. As you journey through the coalfields of Southern West Virginia you will pass through deep valleys, follow rushing streams and rivers, and find yourself surrounded by breathtaking scenery. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Let us know. 5, 1946-1982: The Nationalized Industry, (Oxford, 1986) cc 10. Danny Gray, NCC Chair 2019-April 2020, EVP Governmental & Environmental Affairs, Charah LLC, Randy Atkins, NCC Vice Chair 2019-April 2020, Chairman & Chief Executive, Ramaco Coal LLC, Fred Eames, NCC Vice Chair Coal Policy - Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Tyler Hamman, Senior Legislative Representative, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Scott Teel, VP Commercial Operations, Southern Company Operations, Randy Atkins, Chairman & Chief Executive, Ramaco Coal LLC, Heath Lovell, Vice President Public Affairs, Alliance Coal LLC, Kemal Williamson, President Americas, Peabody, David Lawson, Vice President Coal, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Todd Savage, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Savage Services, Fred Eames, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. The formal duties of the National Coal Board (defined by Section 1 of the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946) were: (a) working and getting the coal in Great Britain, to the exclusion of any other person; (b) securing the efficient development of the coal-mining industry; and, (c) making supplies of coal available, of such qualities and sizes, in such quantities and at such prices, as may seem to them best calculated to further the public interest in all respects, including the avoidance of any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage.[6].