Britain's Prime Minister Mr Clement Attlee and members of the cabinet are present at the simple ceremony at Landsdown House, when Mr Emanuel Shinwell handed a copy of the National Coal Board Act to Lord Hyndley, Chairman of the National Coal Board.
Various shots of Emanuel Shinwell, Minister of Fuel and Power, speaking at the ceremony - natural sound. He wishes success to nationalised mines. Lord Hyndley sits on his right and Mr Attlee on his left. CU. Lord Hyndley speaking after receiving the bound copy of the NCB Act from Mr Shinwell - natural sound. He thanks Mr Shinwell, talks abut the hard work and great responsibility that NCB has and finished with best wishes to all. Various shots of Mr Attlee speaking - natural sound. He offers best wishes to NCB and the mining industry. Attlee's speech abruptly ends and Mr Shinwell is seen speaking - he wishes to all a Happy New Year. They all rise and start leaving. More shots of the speeches.
Close up shot of the document. Several shots of the empty and full room. More shots of the speeches and the men listening. Ernest Bevin, Herbert Morrison and Arthur Greenwood are seen among the delegates in the room.
Several shots of Lord Hyndley hoisting the NCB flag over the building. CU. Lord Hyndley wearing trilby hat, full face. Close up shot of another man. Several shots of the flag flying over Landsdown House. Pan up from street to top of the building.
Note found in the old record - Cuts 47/2.