000023

Reference MAF 59/23
Title Women's Land Army. Second World War. Correspondence and papers. Select Committee on National Expenditure
Former Department Reference SL. 64503
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Agriculture and food supply, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Cumberland, Hampshire, Kent, Norfolk, West Suffolk, Westmorland, Worcestershire
Organisations Agricultural Research Council, Agricultural Wages Board, National Farmers' Union, Select Committee on National Expenditure, Sub-Committee on Trade, Agriculture and Economic Warfare, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Institute, Women's Land Army

Description

A file containing documents relating to the finance and expenditure of the Women's Land Army as investigated by the Sub-Committee on Trade, Agriculture and Economic Warfare, a sub-committee of the Select Committee on National Expenditure. Documents in the file include an extract from notes considering the recommendations of the select committee; a report by the sub-committee; memoranda on information requested by the sub-committee; and correspondence on the collection of relevant statistical data. Topics covered in the documents include the organisation of the Women's Land Army; the responsibilities of the Women's Land Army County Committees; and the salaries of county staff. Other topics covered include information on a number of county offices, including details of staffing, the location of offices, and the training facilities available; the expenditure on uniforms; the training of members of the Women's Land Army at public expense; and statistics on the levels of enrolment, employment, and training in the Women's Land Army.

Keywords

administration, agricultural workers, agriculture, butter, cereals, cheese, clothing, dairy, employment, female labour, finance, government committees, hostels, labour supply, milk, minimum wage, propaganda, publications, recruitment, science, statistics, trade unions, transportation, uniforms, vocational training, volunteers, wages, wheat

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