Reference HLG 82/18
Title Hull: report on economic activities
Former Department Reference 91639/20
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Post-war planning, Labour supply and relations, Manufacturing and materials
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Aberdeen, Argentina, Barton-on-Humber, Belgium, Beverley, Birmingham, Bristol, Canada, Denmark, Derbyshire, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Goole, Grimsby, Immingham, India, Kingston, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Netherlands, Norway, Nottingham, Saltend, Selby, Soviet Union, Sweden, United States of America, Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire
Organisations Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries


A file containing a summary report concerning the economic activities of Hull, produced for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey by R.K. Kelsall. Topics covered by the report include the industry associated with Hull's role as a port; the nature and location of industry in Hull; breakdowns of specific industries such as construction, shipbuilding, engineering, and manufacture; and suggestions for the future regarding population, employment, labour supply, and post-war prospects. Other documents in the file include two supplementary reports analysing the effects of the war on the area and factors influencing the location of industry in Hull; official correspondence on the circulation and usefulness of the report, particularly for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; and a list of subjects in the main survey that were excluded from this summary report.


air raids, aircraft, alcohol, alcoholic spirits, amenities, billeting, bomb damage, bread, brewing, British economy, buses, canals, censuses, cereals, chemicals, chocolate, coal, confectionary, construction, construction materials, cotton, dairy, demographics, distilling, dockyards, domestic equipment, electricity, employment, engineering, evacuees, exports, female labour, fishing, flour, food processing, food supplies, freight shipping, gas, haulage, housing, imports, industrial equipment, industrial migration, industry, infrastructure, labour supply, leather, margarine, metals, milling, motor vehicles, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, oil, overseas trade, paper, ports, post-war planning, public transport, railways, reconstruction, refineries, River Humber, roads, shipbuilding, soap, sugar, textiles, timber, trams, transportation, water supply

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