A file containing a series of preliminary reports on industry and employment in West Yorkshire, produced for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. Topics covered by the reports include the area's wool trade and the nature of its exports; propositions based on the assumption of post-war alterations to the structure of local government; the geography of and principal towns in the area; and information on demographics and population changes. Other topics discussed include the main industries in the area and their locations; the reasons for industrial decline; the relative employment of men and women in different industries; and post-war prospects for industry. The file also includes an analysis of the coal-mining industry; statistical data on the mining industry; and an assessment of the Royal Ordnance Factory at Thorp Arch, covering the nature of its operation and its post-war prospects.
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