CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: FINANCE COMMITTEE
|Reference code(s)||: LCC/CL/FIN|
|Held at||: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection|
|Full title||: CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: FINANCE COMMITTEE|
|Level of description||: Collection|
|Extent||: 1.34 linear metres|
|Name of creator(s)||: LCC | London County Council x London County Council|
The London County Council delegated administrative matters to its committees, both standing committees and a number of special committees appointed for specific purposes. The committees met frequently, either weekly or fortnightly, while the Council met weekly. Committee reports requiring decision by the Council were dealt with weekly, and each committee reported to the Council every 6 months. In addition the Council also had representatives on many bodies such as industrial councils, school governing bodies and charitable foundations. For the purpose of carrying out the services of the Council, the staff is organised into departments, each of which is under the responsibility of a chief officer.
The Clerk of the Council was the chief administrative officer of the Council, acting as the clerk of the Council itself as well as the various committees. Additional important duties of the Clerk's Department included the maintenance of the library for members of the Council at City Hall, the preparation of general publications and the responsibility for general work including records.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the London County Council Clerk's Department relating to the Finance Committee, 1889-1964, including the Committee Clerk's general papers on loans to Metropolitan Borough Councils; equalisation of rates; county rate precepts; conference papers; relevant legislation including the Rating and Valuation Act; annual budget speeches; rating and valuation of various properties including schools, Crown property and transport property. Also reports and returns including annual estimates; returns of the Council's investments; District Auditor's reports; annual returns of London Debt; annual returns of local expenditure and revenue and report on the effect of the centralisation of local expenditure.
Access & Use
Language/scripts of material:
System of arrangement:
LCC/CL/FIN/01: Committee Clerk's general papers; LCC/CL/FIN/02: Reports and returns.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright: City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Acquired with the records of its parent body, the London County Council.
For further information on the history of the LCC please see Achievement: A Short History of the London County Council by W Eric Jackson (1965), LMA Library reference 18.0 1965, The London County Council 1938, LMA Library reference 18.7 SER 4, and The Youngest County: A description of London as a county and its public services, 1951, LMA Library reference 18.0 1951.
Rules or conventions:
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.
Date(s) of descriptions:
April to June 2009
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