Local records of the National Docks Labour Board

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Statistics and circulars relating to all 20 local Docks Labour Boards in ports around Britain.

Statistics include disposition working sheets, age group survey working sheets, C100A and C200 records, average quarterly and weekly earnings, labour requirements, and circulars relating to both board policy and general administration.

Reports, appendices, submissions, minutes of evidence, memoranda of evidence and correspondence relating to the 1956 Committee of Inquiry into the Working of the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Scheme, 1947. Sir Frederick Rees stood on the Committee and the files contain his correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Material not required by the National Archives when they received the National Docks Labour Board official material on the closure of the NDLB in 1989. Donated by Professor Peter Turnbull (Cardiff Business School), who received from NDLB staff.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is available by prior appointment, during 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Related Material

Sir Frederick Rees was Principal of University College Cardiff. His papers are held at 447/12/6. See also the papers of R. C. Livesey, one of the secretaries of the Committee of Inquiry into the Major Ports of Great Britain (the Rochdale Committee), 1961-62, at 420.