HM Treasury (Biographical details)

HM Treasury (institution/organisation; British)

Also known as

HM Treasury; Treasury, HM


In 1993, responsibility for Treasure passed from H M Treasury to the Department of National Heritage which in 1997 became the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) (q.v.).
Treasure Trove was replaced by the Treasure Act 1996, which came into force in September 1997 and so applies only to the acquisition of items found from this date onwards.
N.B. Treasure Trove Franchise: a few bodies like the Duchy of Lancaster or the City of Bristol own the relevant treasure trove franchise (a privilege given to them by the monarch in the middle ages, so formally (and actually) Treasure has be acquired from them rather from the DNH, Treasury or DCMS. There are not many cases, but there are certainly some. The acquisition method is the same, but the name is different.