Minutes, 1920s-1960; correspondence and subject files, 1919-1959.
The papers of the Trade Board (Employers') Consultative Council
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Trade Board (Employers') Consultative Council was established in 1919, following the Acts of 1909 and 1918 which set up Trade Boards to protect workers in certain low-paid trades. It was superseded by the Wages Councils (Employers') Consultative Committee, following the Wages Council Act, 1959. The NCEO/BEC provided regular secretarial/administrative help to the Council, but not all Council members belonged to NCEO/BEC and the Council can be regarded as a separate body.
Reference: Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives.Coventry : University of Warwick Library, 1997.
The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
This collection was deposited in the Centre by the CBI in 1979.
Other Finding Aids
The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. A fonds level description of the archive is available on-line. An authority file exists for the Trade Board (Employers') Consultative Council (GB 152 AAR1407).
A sources booklet, Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives.Coventry : University of Warwick Library, 1997 is available from the Modern Records Centre.
Conditions Governing Use
Any significant work based on use of the archive must be submitted to the CBI prior to publication.
Material for the archive was selected in conjunction with the CBI's records management service.
Further deposits are not expected.