Watch and Fire Services Committee

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Watch and Fire Services Committee

Parallel form(s) of name

    Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

    • Watch and Fire Services Committee; 1949-1965.

    Other form(s) of name

    • Watch Committee (1835-1949), Watch Committee (1965-1969)

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    Description area

    Dates of existence



    Renamed in 1949, presumably to represent the full range of duties.
    See also Chief Constable and City Police. Formerly Watch Committee (1835-1949). In 1965 the committee was split into two separate committees: the Fire and Licensing Committee and the Watch Committee.


    Legal status

    Required by Municipal Corporations Act 1835.

    Functions, occupations and activities

    Independent statutory committee governing the police force including appointments, practices and finance.

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    Internal structures/genealogy

    General context

    Renamed in 1949, presumably to represent the full range of duties.

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    Rules and/or conventions used

    International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) - Ottawa


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        JBM How York Governs Itself, BC 8/17, BC 8/22, BC 9a

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