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Policy, 1950's, 1953-01 - 1957-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/2

Scope and Contents

Minutes, papers and correspondence of the Conservative Policy Study Group on subjects including: education (including memorandum by 2nd Lord Hailsham, [Minister of Education, earlier Quintin Hogg, later Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone]); agriculture; industrial policy; national insurance; taxation; defence regulations; social services; pensions; nationalised industries; the structure of the Social Services Ministries; the People's League for the Defence of Freedom and the Middle Class Alliance; health; de-nationalisation of the steel industry; shop closing hours. Also includes correspondence from members of the Policy Study Group, including: [Richard] Michael Fraser, Secretary of the Group and Joint Director of the Conservative Research Department, on subjects including taxation (5); Iain Macleod, Minister of Labour and National Service, on the formation of the policy group and restrictive labour practices (4); Percy Cohen [Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; Oliver Poole [Joint Honorary Treasurer, Conservative Party Organisation]; letter from JEP to Iain Macleod (circulated to the Policy Study Group) on the main tasks for the Conservative Party.

Also includes Advisory Committee on Policy papers and minutes on subjects including: fuel usage, including a paper by Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd [Minister of Fuel and Power]; local government, by Geoffrey Hutchinson [later Lord Ilford]; the finance of national insurance; the Rent Acts and the housing situation, by JEP; pensions policy; the Party Conference; personal saving; national insurance; the National Health Service; profit-sharing schemes; industrial relations; energy; agriculture; health, education and tax help for the middle classes; employment; the Workers' Charter; equal pay, by [Frederick] John Pascoe; secondary education, by the Conservative and Unionist Teachers' Association; health and social security; the Transport Charges Bill; the Atomic Energy Authority Bill.


  • Creation: 1953-01 - 1957-11

Conditions Governing Access

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The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.


4 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

File 250

Finding aid date

2002-06-24 16:51:14+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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