|Description||These records consist of printed forms completed by the Association on a yearly basis in order for it to be registered as a trade union, as required under the Trade Unions Act 1871-1964. The layout of the forms remains largely unchanged throughout the period; the information given includes details of any affiliations, the date of the last alteration of the Rules of the Association, annual return of members, the names of officers appointed during the previous year, and before 1940, the names of officers in receipt or charge of money.|
These annual registration forms also include financial returns. These provide a summary of the annual accounts of the Association; details are given for income from membership contributions and other sources, for expenditure in the form of benefits paid to members, trade union membership, and working expenses and other outgoings. Some forms include accounts of the Association's Political fund. The financial statement also includes a balance sheet of funds and effects of the Association at the end of the calendar year. For more detailed financial records of the Association, see MS57/A/2
The forms are signed by the Treasurer, Secretary and Trustee of the Association, and by the accountants, Jones and Jasper who acted as the auditors for the Association.