Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946

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The Coal Industry Nationalisation Act of 1946 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It received Royal Assent on 12 July 1946,[1] and provided for the nationalisation of the entire British coal industry. The Act established the National Coal Board which acted as the managing authority for coal mining activities. This was created due to the government needing to tackle "idleness" after the Second World War.


  1. ^ "Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946". Retrieved 23 November 2017.