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Labour and Industry, 1950-1959

CRD 2/7/6-9

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  1. CRD 2/7/6 - Trade Unions and Employment papers, 1950-1959;
  2. CRD 2/7/7 - Co-partnership in industry and joint consultation, 1950-1958. Comprises internal memoranda and correspondence, including reference to a resolution carried in favour of profit-sharing and co-partnership of capital and labour as a means of alleviating labour unrest, passed at the Conservative Party conference in 1924, before this became official Conservative Party policy in 1946/7. Also mentions encouragement given to these schemes given during debates on the Finance (No. 2) Bill, 25th June 1956. The main gist of the file focuses on encouraging share-ownership by workers, but only after investment in workers' own security has been satisfactorily provided for – ie, in the form of house ownership and pension. Also, that legislation to enforce compulsory co-partnership schemes should be avoided. Includes correspondence with British businesses such as Tate & Lyle requesting advice on possible methods for providing workers with a financial and proprietary interest in the company.;
  3. CRD 2/7/8 - Trade practices, productivity notes and correspondence, 1951-1959;
  4. CRD 2/7/9 - Trade disputes - lecture by J.A.T. Douglas, 1954.


  • 1950-1959


1 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


CRD 2/7/6-9

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom