In 1954 the Department of Labour and Industry was established and superseded the Department of Labour (VA 2874).
In 1974 a Ministry of Consumer Affairs (VA 1026) was established and was subordinate to the Department of Labour and Industry until 1981 when it became a separate Department of State.
In 1985 the Department was amalgamated with the Ministry of Employment and Training (VA 704) and the Ministry of Industrial Affairs (VA 1059) to form the Department of Employment and Industrial Affairs (VA 2777). The Department of Employment and Industrial Affairs was renamed as the Department of Labour in 1986.
Location of Records
See List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 3.9.0.