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Policy Review: history, 1989-04 - 1989-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/43

Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on reaction to the Review, particularly the defence report, with correspondents including: Harry Barnes on the defence report; Ron Todd, General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) protesting at the defence report (2); Jack Cunningham [environment spokesman], protesting at changes to the Physical and Social Environment group report; Tony Blair protesting at changes to the Productive and Competitive Economy group report on nuclear power; Lord Taylor of Blackburn on his alarm at proposals for the reorganisation of the House of Lords; John Morris on the powers of the Home Office; Peter Archer on the powers of the Home Office. Also includes: collected discussion papers from the Tribune Group for the Review; responses to the defence report, including a supportive article by Michael Gapes, a transcript of an interview for Channel 4 News by George Younger [Secretary of State for Defence], notes by NK to the Shadow Cabinet on reports of his speech on non-nuclear defence at the Welsh Labour Party Conference, with a copy of his replies to questions on whether he would “press the button”; notes from Tony Benn, asking for more time to review the reports and submitting an alternative draft to the People at Work group report; note on the TGWU’s response to the industrial relations report; paper on reform of the House of Commons; note of motions by Ken Livingstone on defence, with NK’s amendments; briefs for Michael Meacher [employment spokesman] on flexible retirement and flexible working time, with annotated notes on the People at Work group’s main proposals; notes on political priorities and the timetable for the Review; note on the history of the discussions in the Democracy, the Individual and the Community group; brief for a meeting with Roy Hattersley on constitutional reform; brief for a meeting with Ron Todd on defence; papers on defence and disarmament; notes of major corrections and amendments to the reports; memorandum from Charles Clarke [head of NK’s office] on an amendment to the defence report put forward by Robin Cook.


  • 1989-04 - 1989-07

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 507

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from Apr-May 1989.

Finding aid date

2009-09-14 15:48:58.807000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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