Catalogue description Home Office: Shops and Non-Industrial Employment (SHO Symbol Series) Files

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Details of HO 308
Reference: HO 308
Title: Home Office: Shops and Non-Industrial Employment (SHO Symbol Series) Files

Files from the Home Office SHO (Shops and Non-Industrial Employment) series. These files deal with the Home Office's responsibilities for shops and other non-industrial places of employment.

Date: 1950-1978

The papers in this series are arranged in numerical order by departmental file number. The inclusion of a date preceding a file number (as in SHO (1959) 1/21/1) indicates that the year in which the file was created was included in the file reference number. Thus the full departmental reference of a file listed as SHO (1959) 1/21/1 would be SHO/59 1/21/1.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: SHO Symbol file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Home Office, General Department, 1953-1986

Physical description: 48 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1986 Home Office

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Home Office involvement in shops is defined by the Shops Act 1950 (which consolidated previous Shops Acts 1912-1936). The main functions are the definition of shop closing hours (evenings and Sundays), the outline of what items may be sold outside standard hours and on Sundays and the definition of a shop. The responsibilities of the department with regard to Non-Industrial Employment are as defined in the Young Persons (Employment) Act 1938, the Factories Act 1961, and the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963.

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