Reference HLG 82/27
Title Hertfordshire regional report: population and industry
Former Department Reference 91639/29
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Post-war planning, Manufacturing and materials, Transport and travel, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 4: Eastern (Cambridge HQ)
Locations Australia, Baldock, Berkhamsted, Bishop's Stortford, Boxmoor, Braughing, Bushey, Cambridgeshire, Canada, Cheshunt, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hertfordshire, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, India, Leicester, Letchworth, London, Luton, Netherlands, New Zealand, Rickmansworth, Royston, South Africa, St Albans, Stevenage, Tring, United States of America, Ware, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Organisations Amalgamated Engineering Union, Automobile Association, Council for the Preservation of Rural England, Royal Automobile Club, Transport and General Workers' Union, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Young Men's Christian Association


A report produced on population, industry, and urban and rural development in Hertfordshire, produced by E.R. Roper Power for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. Topics covered by the report include a statistical analysis of population trends; the effects of industrial migration and evacuation on the population; the nature and development of industry in the area; the labour supply available for industry, including its demographics; industrial equipment and premises; and post-war industrial prospects and problems. Other topics discussed include a comprehensive breakdown of the types of industry in the area; power and water supplies; and transportation networks. The report also covers topics including industries such as banking, government, and entertainment; the machinery in place for planning; and schemes for town and country development. The file also includes official correspondence on the circulation of the report.


absenteeism, agricultural production, agriculture, aircraft, alcohol, amenities, baking, banking, bicycles, billeting, birth rate, biscuits, brewing, British Dominions, buses, canals, cars, cattle, cereals, chemicals, chickens, children, clothing, coal, confectionary, conscription, construction, construction materials, consumer goods, death rate, demographics, distribution, domestic equipment, electricity, employment, engineering, entertainment, evacuation, evacuees, explosives, exports, factories, female labour, finance, fishing, food processing, forests, furnishings, gas, glass, government structure, horses, hostels, hotels, housing, industrial migration, industry, infrastructure, insurance, Irish nationals, labour supply, land usage, leather, livestock, local authorities, malting, metals, migration, milling, mining, motor vehicles, natural resources, neutral areas, newspapers, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, nutrition, old age, overseas trade, paper, periodicals, pigs, population decline, population growth, post-war planning, pottery, poultry, printing, public transport, quarrying, railways, raw materials, reception areas, reconstruction, recreation, roads, rural areas, sheep, statistics, textiles, The Blitz, timber, tobacco, trade unions, traffic, transportation, unskilled labour, urban development, vegetables, vocational training, wages, water supply

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