86. Transfer of functions of the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation.

The miners' welfare fund was set up in 1920 for the improvement of social conditions of colliery workers1. When it was wound up on 1 July 1952, its property, rights and liabilities were divided between the British Coal Corporation2 and the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation3 in accordance with a scheme agreed between them4. Similarly, the property, rights and liabilities of the Miners' Welfare Commission, which had been set up in 19395, were transferred to the British Coal Corporation and the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation on the dissolution of the Commission on 1 July 1952