RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
LevelFonds
Alt Ref NoSICL
Extent8 small series
TitleSocial and Industrial Council
Date1951-1965
DescriptionRecords of the above Council, including various committees' minutes, correspondence and papers.
AccrualsNone expected.
LanguageEnglish
CreatorNameChurch Assembly
AdminHistoryReconstituted in 1951, following a report by the [second] Social and Industrial Commission (paper C.A.992). This new revised body was to be called 'Social and Industrial Council of the Church Assembly' (paper C.A.992A). Its functions were to be as follows: 'to consider social, industrial and economic questions referred to it by the Church Assembly or by the Archbishops'; 'to bring to the attention of the Church Assembly social, industrial and economic questions, to indicate as far as may be the religious and moral issues involved, and to provide the Assembly, by means of reports its judgement on such questions'.

In 1958 the Council was brough under the supervision of the newly formed Board of Social Responsibility (BSR). In February 1959 the Council asked BSR to dissolve it, 'with the view to the constitution and development in other ways of the work for which the Council had until then been responsible.'
CustodialHistoryRecords have been held by the Board of Social Responsibility, until transfer to the Church of England Record Centre in the 1990s.
AcquisitionRecords acquired through the Board of Social Responsibility.
RelatedMaterialFor Social and Industrial Council files still kept open by the BSR after dissolution in 1959 can be found in the BSR list under BSR/SIC.

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DS/UK/6064Church of England; Church Assembly: Social and Industrial Council; 1951-1951-
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