Reference MAF 59/9
Title Women's Land Army. Second World War. Correspondence and papers. Expenses of County Committees
Former Department Reference SL. 58204
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Central and local government, Agriculture and food supply, Transport and travel
Document Types Memoranda, Official Correspondence, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Balcombe, Sussex, Worcestershire
Organisations Agricultural Executive Committees, National Fire Service, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Institute, Women's Land Army, Women's Voluntary Service, Young Women's Christian Association


A file containing documents relating to the finances of the Women's Land Army County Committees. Documents in the file include memoranda on policy; correspondence from the government to regional offices; and a variety of financial forms, such as expense records. Topics covered in the documents include allowances for the use of private cars for official business; the question of whether the wages of employees should cover such expenses; discrepancies in policy between the Women's Land Army County Committees and the War Agricultural Executive Committees; and a volunteer car-pooling scheme. Other topics discussed include the process of claiming expenses; insurance for clerical staff and the contribution towards it by employers; the allocation of funds and expenditure for propaganda and publicity; the banking arrangements of the Women's Land Army; a list of secretaries and their salaries; and the complaint of one regional officer that she cannot cover her work expenses.


administration, agricultural equipment, agriculture, allowances, banking, cars, coupons, female labour, finance, fuel, government committees, hostels, infrastructure, insurance, motor vehicles, petrol, postal communications, posters, propaganda, public transport, publicity, tractors, transportation, vocational training, volunteers, wages, women's auxiliary services

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