Series One: Papers of the Economic Section, 1941-1961
Part 4: T 230/110-145
The material in Part 4 covers the period 1940-1952. There are good files addressing the variety of problems which afflicted Britain’s war-time economy, post-war economic development, trade and commercial policy. The main topics are:
- National wages policy.
- Price stabilization.
- The effect of air raids on factory production.
- Inter-departmental Committee on Reparations and Economic Security.
- Commercial policy: Proposals for a commercial clearing union.
- Inter-departmental Committee on Post-war Commercial Policy.
- Commercial policy.
- Ministerial Committee on Post-war Commercial Policy.
- Post-war Export trade Committee.
- Future British export prospects in connection with increasing
- Proposed post-war trade collaboration with Allied governments.
- Statistics relating to trade tariffs and preferences.
- Working Party on Expansion of UK Trade with Eastern Europe.
- United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
- Lend-lease papers.
- Termination of Lend-Lease and transitionary period negotiations.
- Economic Section of the Cabinet Secretariat: Discussion papers.
- Economic Survey for 1948-1952.
Contained within the files in Part 4 are documents that look at the range of contemporary economic issues. File T 230/143 in particular, contains a wide selection of pertinent Discussion Papers by leading government economists, including:
- The 1949/1950 Programme - J Jukes.
- Alternative Methods of Controlling Price - M F W Hemming.
- Intra-European Trade and Payments - J M Fleming.
- Wages Policy - J Downie.
- The Economic Section’s Beliefs - D M B Butt.
- Economic Policy in a Recession - J C R Dow and R Hall.
- Investment Policy in a Recession - R F Bretherton.
- Inflationary Pressure - K Howell.
- Conditions for Operating a One World System - M F W Hemming.
- How much Investment? - F J Atkinson.
- Notes on Central Planning - R Hall and Mr D Allen.
- The Problem of Unemployment - J Grieve Smith.