Reference HLG 82/2
Title General correspondence
Former Department Reference 91639/1B
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Post-war planning, Central and local government
Document Types Official Correspondence, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Berkshire, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Cardiff, Cornwall, Coventry, Cumberland, Darlington, Devon, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kidderminster, Lancashire, London, Matlock, Norfolk, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Plymouth, Shropshire, Soviet Union, Stroud, Sussex, Swansea, Westmorland, Worcestershire
Organisations Beveridge Committee, Committee on Reconstruction Problems, Reconstruction Committee, Salvation Army, Scott Committee, Women's Voluntary Service
Nuffield College Social Survey Report 1941 reproduced with the permission of The Warden and Fellows of Nuffield College, University of Oxford.


A file containing miscellaneous documents relating to Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. The majority of documents are correspondence between members of Nuffield's Social Reconstruction Committee and various government officials. Topics covered by this correspondence include the progress of the survey; arrangements for meetings; confusion over the circulation and copying of the reports, and the nature of confidential material in them; and government concerns about the survey, on securing further funding, the use of resources and manpower, its usefulness for government purposes, and whether it encroaches on the work of government departments. Other documents include definitions of the scope of the survey; lists of areas covered and regional investigators; drafts of questionnaires for investigators; a report on the first fifteen months of the survey; and a memorandum on national planning machinery.


agriculture, amenities, bomb damage, British economy, clothing, compensation, construction, demographics, departmental responsibilities, education, electricity, employment, exports, factories, gas, government committees, industrial production, industry, labour supply, local authorities, nature reserves, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, overseas trade, paper, pensions, population distribution, post-war planning, reconstruction, rural areas, schools, social services, teachers, towns, transportation, universities, urban development, volunteers, water supply

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