|Document Reference||FHL RC|
|Title||Papers of Sir Francis Hill (1899-1980) relating to the Royal Commission on Local Government in England, 1951-1972|
|Abstract||The collection comprises papers relating to the Royal Commission of Local Government in England, 1966-1969 (Redcliffe-Maud Commission) accumulated by Sir Francis Hill (1899-1980), a member of the commission. The papers include minutes of the commission, evidence submitted to the commission and printed maps, reports and statistics.|
|Access Conditions||Accessible to all readers.|
|Admin History||The Royal Commission on Local Government in England was appointed by Royal Warrant on 31 May 1966 to consider the structure of local government in England, outside Greater London. It looked at the existing functions of local government and made recommendations for authorities and boundaries and for functions and their division. In having regard to the size and character of areas in which these can be most effectively exercised, and the need to sustain viable system of local democracy. The commission, chaired by The Rt. Hon. Lord Redcliffe-Maud, G.C.B., C.B.E., published its report in 1969.|
|Custodial History||The papers came to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in February 1970 from Sir Francis Hill (then Pro Vice-Chancellor of the university), a member of the commission.|
|Description||The collection comprises:|
Minutes of the commission, 1966-1989.
Written and oral evidence, 1963-1969 (FHL Rc OE, Rc WE).
Information circulated to members of the commission, 1966-1969 (FHL Rc I).
Maps, 1966-1968 (FHL Rc M).
Newspaper cuttings, 1962-1971 (FHL Rc N).
Papers, 1966-1969 (FHL Rc P).
Draft and final copy of the report, 1969 (FHL Rc R).
Miscellaneous including papers relating to the Lincoln Development Plan 1967, and reports pertaining to instances of local government reform beyond England, 1951-1972 (FHL Rc X).
Correspondence to Sir Francis Hill, 1969-1970 (FHL Rc C).
The collection consists of information and reports submitted to the Commission, regarding all aspects of Local Government in England and Wales. Most were circulated to all members of the Commission and therefore the collection cannot be regarded as unique. The papers in this collection were circulated to Sir Francis Hill (then Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham), a member of the commission.
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|Arrangement||The papers had an existing system of cataloguing, which has been adhered to.|
|Term||Local government - England - 20th century|
|Local government - Wales - 20th century|
|FindingAids||Copyright in all finding aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.
In the reading room, King's Meadow Campus:
Typescript Catalogue, 5pp
At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew:
Typescript Catalogue, 5pp|
|Copyright||Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email firstname.lastname@example.org).|
|ReprodnNote||Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.|
|Related Material||The National Archives|
|Lincolnshire Archives: Correspondence, diaries and antiquarian papers of Sir Francis Hill, 1916-1978. GB 0057 various|
|The University of Nottingham, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: Papers of Sir Francis Hill (1899-1980), Solicitor, Mayor of Lincoln and Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, 1768-1979 (FHL)|
|Publication Note||Royal Commission on Local Government in England, 1966-1969, Vol. 1, Report (The Redcliffe-Maud Report (H.M.S.O.: London, 1969)|