Conservative Policy Documents: Consultative Committee, 1960-05 - 1965-05
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.
- 1960-05 - 1965-05
Conditions Governing Access
The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
Language of Materials
DateText: The majority of folios date from January-May 1965.
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