Monday 18 March 2013

Act of Parliament, 1845

Act of Parliament, 1845
BGS image ID: P815508
This Act of Parliament was to "facilitate the completion of a Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland". It was passed 10 years after the Geological Survey had first come in to existence and put it on a much firmer footing. It is unlikely that the act's originators could have envisaged that the Survey would still be in existence 168 years later or the increased range of tasks that it would be involved in.

Andrew L Morrison 

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