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From: Allen, P M. 2003. A geological survey in transition. British Geological Survey Occasional Publication No. 1. Keyworth:British Geological Survey.

Appendix 3 Sources of information

Much of the information in this book has been gleaned from official BGS files. In addition, I have used other sources, including files kept by officers of the trades union and my own private files. These have been lodged with the BGS archivist. Other important sources include official BGS and NERC reports and diverse other publications. Full references to some of these are given in the text and in the list of References. A list of other main sources is given below.

Annual Reports of the Institute of Geological Sciences, 1965 to 1983. Annual Reports of the British Geological Survey, 1984 to 1999. Annual Reports of the Natural Environment Research Council, 1965 to 1999. Joint BGS/Academic UK Geological Mapping Committee. Minutes of meetings for 1985. BGS Business Plans, 1991/1992 to 1999/2000. BGS Board. Minutes of meetings 1998 to 2000. BGS Office Notices, 1970 to 1999. BGS Programme Board. Minutes of meetings 1989 to 1997. Deputy Director’s files, number DD/CM/DM, 1983 to 1986 covering the 1982–84

Visiting Groups. Directorate of the British Geological Survey. Minutes of meetings 1984 to 1999. Directorate of the Institute of Geological Sciences. Minutes of meetings 1981 to 1983. Director’s file D/N/WP, papers on the 1993 White Paper. Director’s file D/N/SMA, papers on the 1991 Science Management Audit. Director’s files D/BGS/BUT, papers on Butler and Post-Butler. Divisional files for PDB (Land Survey South) 1984 to 1989. A Strategic Plan for the British Geological Survey, April 1985. Internal document. Strategic Plan for the British Geological Survey, Nov. 1988. Internal publication. Foundations for a sustainable future: a new strategy for the British Geological Survey, 1999. Internal publication. Divisional files for Land and Marine Surveys (South) 1989 to 1991.

Divisional files for Thematic Maps and Onshore Surveys Division 1991 to 1997.

Divisional files for the Information and Central Services Directorate 1984 to 1991, especially ID/H/09 on the 1985 NERC Corporate Plan.

Divisional files for the Corporate Coordination and Information Division (CCID) 1991 to 1997, especially ID/SCR/P on the Multi-departmental Scrutiny of the Public Sector Research Establishments.

Divisional files for the Corporate Services and Business Development Division (CSBD) 1997 to 2000.

Earth Sciences Committee. Director’s copies of the minutes 1986 to 1991.

Institution of Professional Civil Servants (IPCS), file kept by N Aitkenhead (Branch Assistant Secretary) on the Lucas Working Group.

IPCS, general files kept by P M Allen for the period 1971 to 1981.

IPCS, files kept by N Aitkenhead on Dispersal 1966 to 1975.

Intermediate Whitley Council. Minutes of meetings 1984 to 1993.

Internal document, ‘The view of BGS’, response by the BGS to the consultation document on the Science and Technology White Paper, submitted to the Office of Science and Technology in October 1992.

Internal document, ‘Future Options for BGS’. The BGS submission to the NERC Prior Options Reviews Steering Committee, March 1996.

Meeting books kept by P M Allen for the period 1992 to 2000.

NERC Corporate Plan for 1985. NERC Council meetings. Director’s copies of the minutes from 1984. These are not the full minutes. Agenda items that were considered by Council members alone are excluded.

NERC Establishments Bulletins, 1985 to date.

NERC Staff Notices, 1980 to 1999.

Preparatory Group A. Director’s copies of the minutes, 1984 to 1989.

Proceedings of the Geological Society for 1987.