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Conservative Policy Documents: Consultative Committee, 1960-05 - 1965-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/7

Scope and Contents

Leader's Consultative Committee papers on subjects including: nationalisation of steel, by Iain Macleod, including a minute to Sir Alexander Douglas-Home [Leader of the Conservative Party, earlier 14th Lord Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel]; relations with the trade unions, by Joseph Godber [former Minister of Labour] and Sir John Hobson [former Attorney-General]; general policy on the economy, Europe, industry, social security, education, law and order, defence and foreign affairs, by [George] Peter Thorneycroft; selection of a future Party Leader; land for building, by John Boyd-Carpenter [Front Bench Spokesman on Housing, Local Government and Land] and also by Edward du Cann; presentation of the Conservative attitude to Trade Unions; defence, by Peter Thorneycroft; Trade Unions, by Quintin Hogg [earlier 2nd Lord Hailsham, later Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone]; control of Westminster, by James Ramsden; pensions and care of the elderly, by Sir Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher; bill to repeal the Rent Act, by John Boyd-Carpenter; the 4 per cent growth target, by Edward Heath; pensions for the no-pension elderly, by Edward Heath and Sir Keith Joseph; amendment of election law, by Edward du Cann, with a report of the committee on election law and practice; severance pay, by Joseph Godber; the Monopolies and Mergers Bill, by Anthony Barber; capital gains tax, by Edward Heath, including a note by JEP; Britain and Europe, by Duncan Duncan-Sandys; the Conservative Party in Europe, by Reginald Maudling; broadcasting, by Sir Peter Rawlinson [Conservative Spokesman for Broadcasting], with a minute from Edward du Cann to Sir Alexander Douglas-Home; incomes policy, by JEP (written as an article for the Times); the tactical position in Parliament, by William Whitelaw [Chief Opposition Whip] and also by Iain Macleod; rates, by John Boyd-Carpenter; the Land Compensation (Amendment) Bill, by John Boyd-Carpenter.

Also includes: Economic Intelligence Unit report on taxation of capital gains; text of a speech by Peter Thorneycroft on immigration; galley proofs of the One Nation Group's pamphlet One Europe.


  • Creation: 1960-05 - 1965-05

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From the Fonds:

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


2 file(s)

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Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from January-May 1965.

Finding aid date

2002-06-24 16:57:57+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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