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British Library of Political and Economic Science

LYNES, Anthony Alfred (b 1929), social policy adviser and researcher


Reference code(s): GB 0097 LYNES

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: LYNES, Anthony Alfred (b 1929), social policy adviser and researcher

Date(s): 1957-1997

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 56 boxes

Name of creator(s): Lynes | Anthony Alfred | b 1929 | social policy adviser and researcher


Administrative/Biographical history:

Tony Lynes worked with Richard Titmuss at the London Sschool of Economics, 1958-1965. He was advisor on social security to Labour Secretaries of State, 1974-1979, and continued to advise the Labour Party into the 1990s. His publications include the Penguin Guide to Supplementary Benefits. He also contributed a weekly column on benefits in New Society and the New Statesman. In addition, he has been secretary of the Child Poverty Action Group, an advisor to the National Pensioners Convention and has worked with pensioners' groups in Southwark, London.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Tony Lynes, 1957-1997, including research papers, correspondence and publications concerning various fields of social policy and administration collected by Lynes in his own research and as advisor to various organisations and individuals. Includes: material relating to research conducted as an assistant to Richard Titmuss and as an advisor to the Labour Party on social security policy; notes and papers concerning Lynes' involvement with the formulation of social security legislation; research material concerning pension schemes and policy (both domestic and international), housing, immigrants, asylum seekers, taxation, unemployment and work undertaken with his wife, Sally; papers, correspondence, reports and publications from and relating to Lynes campaigning and research into the functioning and operation of the Social Fund, 1988-1991.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Tony Lynes in 2002.



Archivist's note: Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

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: Apr 2008

Asylum | Civil and political rights | Human rights
Asylum seekers | Migrants
Housing | Accommodation | Building standards | Building design | Construction engineering
Immigrants | Migrants
Immigration | Migration
Pensions | Social security | Social services
Social welfare administration | Public administration | Government
Taxation | Fiscal policy | Finance
Unemployment | Employment
Social policy

Personal names
Lynes | Anthony Alfred | b 1929 | social policy advisor and public servant
Lynes | Sally | fl 1970 | nee Woolacott | sociologist
Titmuss | Richard Morris | 1907-1973 | Professor of Social Administration

Corporate names
Labour Party