- 1974-1984 / (Creation)
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1.161 cubic metres (129 boxes)
Name of creator
The Council for the Principality was established by the Association of District Councils in 1974, in response to the reorganization of local government, which involved the creation of new District Councils. The Council's role was to co-ordinate the work of the District Councils, thereby in effect taking over many of the responsibilities of the Association of Welsh Local Authorities, which was dissolved. It met in Cardiff from May 1974 until it was superseded by the Council for Welsh Districts in April 1983. There was a degree of administrative continuity between these two bodies, as a result of which some of the papers in the archive date from after the Council for the Principality's dissolution. The Council was involved in the Welsh Consultative Council on Local Government Finance between 1978 and 1982.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by the Association of District Councils, Cardiff, 1985.
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Scope and content
Papers, 1974-1984, of the Council for the Principality, including: consultation documents and other papers on legislation and government policy, including environment, food, transport, housing and public health, 1976-1983; minutes and correspondence of the Council, 1974-1984, including correspondence with other bodies; and Welsh Consultative Council on Local Government Finance minutes and correspondence, 1978-1982.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: consultative documents; management files; "class P" (classification not explained); Welsh Consultative Council on Local Government Finance; and miscellanea. The file reference numbers employed by the Council have been retained in this list.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule, Council for the Principality Papers.