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Reference MAF 59/28
Title Women's Land Army. Second World War. Correspondence and papers. Committee on the employment of woman in agriculture; and Advisory Committee
Former Department Reference SL. 68813
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Rationing and Supply, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Agriculture and food supply, Labour supply and relations, Central and local government, Post-war planning
Document Types Memoranda, Reports and Surveys, Meeting Minutes
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Kesteven, Northamptonshire, Oxford
Organisations Agricultural Executive Committees, Agricultural Wages Board, Committee on the Employment of Women in Agriculture, HM Treasury, National Farmers' Union, National Union of Agricultural Workers, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Land Army

Description

A file containing documents relating to recommendations on the future of the Women's Land Army made by the Committee on the Employment of Women in Agriculture and the Women's Land Army Advisory Committee. Documents in the file include the minutes of meetings of the two committees; reports on the present condition of and proposed changes to the Women's Land Army; and statistics on agricultural employment and the strength of the Women's Land Army. Topics covered by the documents include provisions for the welfare of Land Girls after they leave the organisation and after it is disbanded; the employment of former Land Girls in agriculture; and contributions by the Treasury to the Women's Land Army Benevolent Fund. Other topics discussed include the progress of the implementation of the committee's recommendations; the organisation of relief milking schemes; proposed alterations to the Women's Land Army uniform; and a proposal to rename the Women's Land Army.

Keywords

accommodation, agricultural production, agricultural workers, agriculture, bicycles, billeting, clothing, dairy, employment, female labour, finance, food supplies, government committees, hostels, labour shortages, labour supply, milk, recruitment, skilled labour, statistics, trade unions, uniforms, vocational training, volunteers, wages, wastage, welfare, working conditions, working hours

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