COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
|Reference code(s)||: COL/CC/JTA|
|Held at||: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection|
|Full title||: COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT ADVISORY COMMITTEE|
|Level of description||: subfonds
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|Extent||: 0.3 linear metres|
|Name of creator(s)||: Corporation of London|
The concept of the Court of Common Council grew from the ancient custom of the Folkmoot, when the assent of the citizens to important acts was obtained. This custom was continued by the Mayor who consulted the Commons several times during the 13th century. From 1376 the assembly began to meet regularly and was referred to as the Common Council. It was decided that the Council should be made up of persons elected from each Ward. By 1384 a permanent Common Council chosen by the citizens was established for all time. The Council assumed legislative functions and adopted financial powers, confirmed by Charters of 1377 and 1383. The Council has often used these powers to amend the civic constitution, regulate the election of Lord Mayor and other officials, and amend the functions of the City courts. The Council was judged so successful in the conduct of its duties that it was the only Corporation unreformed by Parliament following the Municipal Corporations Commission report of 1837, while the Corporation Inquiry Commission of 1854 suggested only minor reforms. The work of the Council is conducted by a number of committees, while the whole Council has the right to approve policy, confirm major decisions and sanction expenditure. The committees handle many aspects of the running of the City including land and estates, finance and valuation, open spaces, street improvement and town planning, public health, police, Port of London, civil defence, airports, libraries, markets, education, and law. The Town Clerk has held responsibility for recording the minutes of the Council and its committees since 1274.
The Joint Advisory Committee was formed in December 1945 on the recommendation of the Officers and Clerks Committee, to enable free discussion and settlement between the Common Council and the staff of the Corporation. The Committee considered matters relating to recruitment, discipline, promotion, wages, superannuation, holiday entitlement and conditions of service. It worked closely with the Corporation of London Staff Association.
Scope and content/abstract:
Minute book and committee papers of the Joint Advisory Committee, Court of Common Council, 1946-1959. Please note these records are closed until 2035.
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In sections according to catalogue.
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Not available for general access.
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Copyright City of London.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Corporation of London Records Office.
For Corporation of London records relating to staffing, see COL/CC/ESC: Establishment Committee, COL/CC/JTA: Joint Advisory Committee, COL/CC/JTC: Joint Committee, COL/CC/OCC: Officers and Clerks Committee, COL/CC/OCL: Officers and Clerks Committee (1815-1834), COL/CC/MIN: Committees, COL/CC/PVC: Privileges Committee, COL/CC/ROC: Revenue and Officers Committee, COL/CC/SGP: Select General Purposes (Porters) Committee, COL/CC/SLC: Special (Labour) Committee, COL/CC/STF: Staff Committee, COL/CHD/PN: Chamberlain's Department: Pensions and COL/OF: Officers.
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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
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