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Common Market data, 1979-06 - 1988-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 7/10

Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on the European Economic Community, with correspondents including: James Molyneaux; Nigel Spearing, Chairman of the Select Committee on EEC Legislation (6); William Ross; Lord Bruce of Donington.

Also includes: copies of letters from Nigel Spearing to James Molyneaux and the Prime Minister [Margaret Thatcher] on the constitutional effects of the Single European Act; press cuttings, including a copy of an interview with Edward Heath for Marxism Today; minutes from sittings of the European Parliament on hunting, with a draft reports from the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection on banning hunting and conserving wildlife; notes by Spearing on speeches by Thatcher on Europe, September 1988; minutes of evidence from the House of Commons Select Committee on European Legislation, on the choice of treaty base after the Single European Act; notes by Spearing on the Select Committee's report on Common Market VAT, with a copy of the report; copy of a letter from Neil Kinnock, Leader of the Labour Party, to Enrique Baron Crespo, Chairman of the Manifesto Committee, Confederation of the Socialist Parties of the EEC, on Labour's manifesto for the 1989 European elections; paper by Sir Richard Body on the difficulties of the EEC; European Commission paper on making a success of the Single European Act; minutes of a meeting of the Anti-Common Market Campaign, with various memoranda and press releases; Labour Common Market Safeguards Committee pamphlet, 'Jobs or the Treaty of Rome: the choice for Labour', and bulletin on the role of the EEC in the 1983 General Election; figures for Britain's total contributions and receipts from the EEC (1984); Trade Union CND (from the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) statement against European Political Union; Treasury and Civil Service Committee questionnaire on membership of the EEC, with draft replies from the Anti-Common Market Campaign; memoranda from the Safeguard Britain Campaign; conclusions of the European Council Meeting at Fontainebleau [France], (June 1984); copies of letters from Douglas Jay on the deterioration of the balance of manufacturing trade with the EEC and financial irregularities (3); opinion poll from Farmers Weekly on farmers' attitudes to the EEC; copy of a letter from Alan Tyrrell, European Parliament European Democratic Group, to James Molyneaux, with resolutions from the Working Party on Uniform Electoral Reform Procedure; memorandum by Lord Bruce of Donington on proposals for granting facilities to European Members of Parliament at Westminster.


  • Creation: 1979-06 - 1988-11

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2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

File 328

Finding aid date

2002-05-31 13:41:35+00:00


Repository Details

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