Extent and form: 1 minute book and 2 documents

Reproduction: photocopying and photography of the minutes permitted. Photography of the attachments at the IALS Archivist’s discretion.

Administrative history: the Law Reform Committee was one of the regular committees established under the revised By-laws of 1946.

The Law Reform Committee did not have a regular schedule of meetings, but met as the need arose.

Scope and content: contains signed minutes. The minute book contains attachments, mainly consisting of agenda papers, reports and letters.
It appears the minutes of the Law Reform Committee after October 1957 are no longer extant, as later minutes were not transferred to IALS. The minutes of 31 October 1957 were signed and dated on 15 April 1958, which indicates the Law Reform Committee continued. From April 1952 the minutes are typescript and pasted into the minute books, so it is a reasonable assumption filing practice changed to a different method in the autumn of 1957, such as filing in folders, and this may account for the lack of continuity in the survival of the minutes.

Finding aids: the minute book contains an integral index, which covers the period to the end of 1949. There is a system of cross referencing in the margins to the minutes of other meetings, to the minute books of other committees and to the letter books, again covering the period to the end of 1949.

Item list:

Reference Title Dates Extent Scope and contents
BCO/14/01a Minute book vol.1 11 November 1946 – 31 October 1957 1 volume Typescript from 23 April 1952.
BCO/14/01b Agenda and papers 12 February 1953    
BCO/14/01c Agenda and papers 13 May 1957    
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