Reference HLG 82/1
Title General correspondence
Former Department Reference 91639/1A
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Post-war planning, Central and local government, Manufacturing and materials, The wartime economy
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Dundee, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Soviet Union, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea
Organisations Barlow Committee, Beveridge Committee, Scott Committee, Uthwatt Committee
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A file containing miscellaneous documents relating to the establishment and early stages of Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. Documents include correspondence between academics at the University of Oxford and government officials; multiple drafts of a questionnaire on town and country planning for use as part of the survey; a memorandum formally establishing the survey; and supplementary documents that were deemed useful for the survey. These supplementary documents include a copy of the Bulletin of the Institute of Statistics, Oxford; summaries of papers given at a conference on international economic agencies; and a note on statistics that may be available at the regional offices of government departments. Other documents in the file include correspondence arranging meetings; inquiries into the cost of urban development; and lists of the areas to be covered and of the names of regional investigators.


accommodation, agriculture, British economy, chemicals, coal, construction, demographics, economic aid, education, electricity, employment, engineering, evacuation, exports, finance, foreign currency, freight shipping, gas, government committees, government departments, government structure, housing, industrial areas, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, international organisations, iron, labour supply, local authorities, metals, migration, mining, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, overseas trade, post-war planning, rationing, raw materials, reconstruction, roads, shipbuilding, steel, teachers, textiles, towns, trade unions, urban development, water supply

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