Catalogue description Ministry of Labour and successors: Employment Policy, Registered Files (EM series and other series)

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Details of LAB 8
Reference: LAB 8
Title: Ministry of Labour and successors: Employment Policy, Registered Files (EM series and other series)

This series contains registered files concerning matters of general employment policy. The series also includes a complete set of ministry forms plus records of, and files relating to, various ministerial committees and other bodies concerned with employment operations.

The main series of files represented is the EM series, which deals with general employment policy relating to recruitment, labour supply and placing. The series also contains registered files from several other file series relating to manpower and various aspects of employment, including papers concerning special areas, the building industry, port labour, registrations for employment in technical and professional and scientific fields, the employment of aliens (including prisoners of war and immigrants) and ex-servicemen, special wartime arrangements and legislation relating to equal pay and conditions of employment for women. Other file series represented in this series include AD (Appointments Department), ADR (resettlement in civilian employment), AR (recruitment and control of foreign labour), CR (wartime central register of professional and scientific personnel), MRS (manpower statistics), NM (nursing), PL (port labour), and TSR (technical and scientific register).

Date: 1907-1998
Related material:

See also Division within LAB

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: EM series; also AD, ADR, AR, CR, MRS, NM, PL, and TSR series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 4107 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 2001 Department for Work and Pensions

Custodial history: Initial transfers into this series were made in 1966 from the Ministry of Labour.
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Unpublished finding aids:

A key to the file series represented in this series may be found with the series list in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.

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