A file containing documents relating to the organisation and running of the Women's Land Army, at both central and county levels. Documents in the file include correspondence discussing policy, including letters from county officials; memoranda dealing with particular issues; and notes on meetings attended by Women's Land Army officials. Topics covered in the documents include issues with labour supplies; the details of a number of county offices, including staffing, training facilities, and connected regional offices; the accommodation of recruits after training; the rates of minimum wages for volunteers; and the methods of recruitment to aid the expansion of the Women's Land Army. Other topics covered include the establishment of the Women's Land Army as a separate unit within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; a suggestion to appoint a committee to enquire into the organisation's structure; the aftermath of the resignation of Lady Denman, the organisation's chairman; and the organisation's future after the war.
accommodation, administration, agricultural production, agricultural workers, agriculture, clothing, employment, family, female labour, finance, food supplies, government committees, government structure, holidays, hostels, Italian nationals, labour supply, local authorities, marriage, military discharge, minimum wage, post-war planning, printing, prisoners of war, propaganda, publications, radio broadcasts, recruitment, reserved occupations, resignations, skilled labour, statistics, students, transportation, unemployment, uniforms, universities, unskilled labour, vocational training, volunteers, wages, wastage, welfare, winter