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CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC CONTROL COMMITTEE

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/CL/PC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC CONTROL COMMITTEE
Date(s): 1879-1965
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 1.58 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

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.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London County Council Clerk's Department relating to the Public Control Committee, 1879-1965, including papers relating to: legislation; Quarterly reports of Chief Gas Examiner and Reports of Appeals concerning Gas Supply; overhead wires; telephones; Sunday observance; control of clubs and coffee bars; bottle parties; entertainments licensing; theatres and music halls; occasional licences; Sunday opening of theatres and music halls; Sunday cinematograph; entertainments variations in form of permission; fees for entertainments licences; smoking in places of public entertainment and in cinemas; improprieties in performances; nudity on the stage; music and dancing licences; All-in Wrestling; the Cinematograph Act, 1909; use of non-inflammable film; eye strain in cinemas; admittance of children to cinemas; fires and panics in cinemas; registration of charities under the Charities Act, 1960; Working Party on Vehicle Registration and Licensing and Driving Licensing; health, welfare and safety in public places; licensing of employment agencies and licensing of massage establishments.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Committee Clerk's General Papers: LCC/CL/PC/1.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City 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 body, the London County Council.

Allied Materials

Related material:


Publication note:

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.

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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