Committee on Conditions of Work in the Cotton Industry

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to the Committee on Conditions of Work in the Cotton industry. The Committee was set up in 1944 to investigate a variety of problems in the cotton industry, including ventilation, lighting, sanitation, medical facilities, cardroom dust, spacing of machinery and noise in weaving sheds. Its brief was to seek practical methods of implementing the Factories Act 1937. Four sub-committees were set up to deal with particular problems. The Committee included representatives from the employers' associations, unions and the Factory Inspectorate. This file includes papers relating to the sub-committee C on the spacing of machinery and reduction of noise, which unlike the other sub-committees, have not been filed separately.