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1958 The Chemical Research Laboratory was renamed the National Chemical Laboratory
1958 the Chemistry Research Board was replaced by a National Chemical Laboratory Steering Committee with similar terms of reference.
1959 the National Collection of Industrial Bacteria was transferred to the Torry Research Station
The Chemical Engineering Group was transferred to the Warren Spring Laboratory.
1964 the Extraction of Metals Group was also transferred to the Warren Spring Laboratory and the steering committee was dissolved.
1965 the National Chemical Laboratory was absorbed by the National Physical Laboratory, on the transfer of the latter to the control of the Ministry of Technology.