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Reinstatement Tribunals / Committees

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KeithG Report 20 Jun 2019 10:29

After WWII such bodies were set up to help ex-servicemen get their old jobs back. I know there was one in Leeds, one in Hackney (London), and one in Birmingham for example. I would like to get access to the archives of the Hackney Tribunal for 1946. I have asked the Hackney Archives but they could not find anything. I wondered whether anyone here might have some knowledge of how these tribunals worked and where their records might be kept, please.



ErikaH Report 20 Jun 2019 10:47

One assumes you have googled?


KeithG Report 20 Jun 2019 11:00

Indeed, I didn't find anything (in the first ten pages or so) which seemed helpful but there are others here who have more success with searches (particularly with newspapers ;-)) than I do.

I also tried a search at the National Archives for "reinstatement" which didn't turn up anything useful either.


KeithG Report 20 Jun 2019 11:51

Maybe there's something in TNA after all, just goes to show that searches don't always reveal everything. A bit more digging produced this:

Umpire's decisions in appeals relating to reinstatement in civil employment are in LAB 78

This didn't turn up in a search for reinstatement!

The records are not digitised so a manual search is required, about a month, we'll see what they find.