London County Council: Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London

Scope and Content

London County Council: Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London consists of:

  • files, (1937-1959 )
  • plans, (1940-1960 )

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London was set up in 1957  "to examine the present system and working of local government in the Greater London area", reporting in 1960  with recommendations that led to the abolition of London County Council and the setting up of the Greater London Council in 1965 . During the inquiry, information and evidence was collected from all the departments of London County Council and the 28 Metropolitan Boroughs, with specialist evidence sought from professional bodies in all the relevant fields of expertise. London County Council's Architect's Department provided evidence on its own organisation and working practices, while the Royal Town Planning Institute gave evidence on the effectiveness of the Architect's Department, as well as on the operation of all the Council committees involved in the overall planning process.

Conditions Governing Access

Material relating to living individuals may be restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Note

List of sources for the administrative history:

Jordan, Robert Furneaux, New standards in official architecture,  Architectural Review vol 120, no 718 pp 303-324(November 1965 )

Johnson-Marshall, Percy, Rebuilding cities, (Edinburgh,  Edinburgh University Press ,  1966 )

Geographical Names