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Bangor University
Ministry of Labour Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS MOL

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Ministry of Labour Papers

Short Title: Ministry of Labour Papers

Creation date(s): 1904-1962

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 29 boxes

Name of creator(s): Ministry of Labour


Administrative/Biographical history: Surveys into household expenditure by working class families were carried out by the Ministry of Labour in 1904, covering the United Kingdom (including Ireland) and in 1936-1937, covering Great Britain and Northern Ireland to provide the basis for official statistics and a cost of living index.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises a sample of returns from the 1904 and 1936-1937 surveys, and the report produced for the latter survey. Also contains a covering letter from Miss A. McCririck of the Ministry of Labour to Mr Frank Price Jones, editor of the Transactions of the Denbighshire Historical Society , describing the material and the guarantee of anonymity under which survey participants took part.
Questionnaires returned from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, contain details regarding employment, numbers and ages of children, expenditure on rent and food, and type of food consumed. Names and addresses were not given, just the general location, a town or county and country.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 26411-26445

Language codes: eng gla


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Papers received via Frank Price Jones who acquired them from A. McCririck of the Ministry of Labour in 1962



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, April 2002.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Household surveys | England
Household surveys | Ireland
Household surveys | Scotland
Household surveys | Wales
Working class | Research

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Corporate names
Great Britain | Ministry of Labour


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