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CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: ESTABLISHMENT

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): MCC/CL/ESTAB
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: ESTABLISHMENT
Date(s): 1923-1965
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10 linear metres
Name of creator(s): MCC | Middlesex County Council x Middlesex County Council

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1889 County Council policy was directed by 72 members and administered under the leadership of Sir Richard Nicolson, Clerk of the County Council, and a handful of staff. The number of members has risen to 116 by 1952 and by 1965 the County staff numbered some 32,000, of whom 2,000 head office staff occupied the Guildhall and five other offices in Westminster. This indicates the tremendous increase in administrative work under successive Clerks of the County Council.

In the years between the two wars a semi-rural county became an almost completely urbanised area. The introduction of new legislation made ever increased demands upon members of the administrative staff, involving in later years monthly meetings of some 50 committees and sub-committees.

The Establishment Committee was responsible for staffing and personnel matters for all County Council employees, including matters relating to duties, appointments and salaries.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Middlesex County Council Clerk's Department relating to the Establishment Committee, 1923-1965, comprising papers relating to staff matters including superannuation, grading, appeals against grading decisions, leave, recruitment, expenses, employment of the disabled, departmental reorganisations, salary scales, equal pay, staff inspections, financial aid, training schemes, bonus schemes, advertising and publicity, correspondence, reports, conditions of service and regulations. Also Joint Negotiating Committee papers, Fire Brigade personnel cards, and papers relating to the transfer of staff to other authorities in 1965.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

MCC/CL/ESTAB/01: General; MCC/CL/ESTAB/02: Establishment Officer's files; MCC/CL/ESTAB/03: Organisation and method; MCC/CL/ESTAB/04: Staff inspections; MCC/CL/ESTAB/05: Miscellaneous; MCC/CL/ESTAB/06: Transfer of staff; MCC/CL/ESTAB/07: Staff regulations.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent authority, the Middlesex County Council, and with successor authorities.

Allied Materials

Related material:


Publication note:

For further information on the history of the Middlesex County Council please see Middlesex by Sir Clifford Radcliffe (2 editions, 1939 and 1953), LMA Library reference 97.09 MID; and The County Council of the Administrative County of Middlesex: 76 years of local government, 1 April 1889 to 31 March 1965, by Middlesex County Council (1965), LMA library reference S97.09 MID.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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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