Reference HLG 82/3
Title South Wales report
Former Department Reference 91639/3
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Post-war planning, Manufacturing and materials, Central and local government
Document Types Miscellaneous, Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 8: Wales (Cardiff HQ)
Locations Bridgend, Briton Ferry, Brynmawr, Caerwent, Cardiff, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Doncaster, Dowlais, Ebbw Vale, Glascoed, Glyncorrwg, Hirwaun, Kidwelly, Llanelly, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath, Newport, Nottingham, Port Talbot, Rheola, Rhondda, Rogerstone, Swansea, Tredegar, Treforest
Organisations Board of Trade, Coal Commission, Committee on Post-War Internal Economic Problems, Royal Air Force, Royal Commission on the Distribution of the Industrial Population


A file containing documents relating to the Nuffield College Social Reconstruction Survey of South Wales. Documents in the file include discussion on topics including the circulation of the report between government departments; criticisms of the survey from local businesses; the progress of the survey; and suggestions on how it is useful and how it could be improved. The documents also discuss the establishment of a government committee to assess the Nuffield reports, which includes thoughts on the make-up and duties of such a commission. Also included in the file are a report from the Board of Trade that is intended to be an exemplar of the information future surveys could contain; multiple drafts of summaries of the South Wales report; and a report on the iron, steel, and tinplate industries in South Wales.


agriculture, aircraft, aluminium, amenities, business, clothing, coal, construction, construction materials, demographics, dockyards, electricity, employment, explosives, exports, factories, food processing, forests, fuel, gas, government committees, government departments, government structure, housing, industrial areas, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, iron, labour supply, local authorities, metals, migration, mining, motor vehicles, munitions industry, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, overseas trade, population density, population distribution, ports, post-war planning, railways, reconstruction, roads, Severn Bridge, skilled labour, statistics, steel, tin, transportation, unskilled labour, urban development, water supply

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