Common Market materials, including referendum, 1970-08 - 1976-03
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and papers for and against British membership of the Common Market, with correspondents including: [David] Clive Jenkins, General Secretary, Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs; [William] John Biffen; Timothy Eggar, Personal Assistant to the Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Central Office; Ralph Bateman, President, Confederation of British Industry; Richard Body [Joint Chairman, Get Britain Out referendum campaign].
Papers include: publicity material for the anti-Common Market campaign; press cuttings; copies of correspondence between H Neil Marten and Roy Hattersley, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office on consultation between members of the European Community on foreign policy and on direct elections to the European Assembly (3), and with [Leonard] James Callaghan [Foreign Secretary] on direct elections; European Representation Fund paper on British industry and commerce in Europe; report of the British Business for World Markets working party, on a political reappraisal of Britain and the European Economic Community; Scottish National Party discussion paper on Scotland's European Alternatives; minutes of meetings of the National Referendum Campaign; letters and articles for and against the referendum on British membership of the Common Market, with correspondents including: [David] Clive Jenkins, General Secretary, Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs; note by Judith Hart [Minister for Overseas Development] on the Commonwealth and developing countries; Get Britain Out Referendum Campaign talking points; National Farmers' Union article on agricultural policy; extracts from Hansard, including statements by Judith Hart on the Commonwealth and developing countries; memorandum by Richard Body on the Unanimity Rule; text of speech by Edward Heath, Leader of the Conservative Party, to the Foreign Press Association; statement by John McEwen, Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade and Industry, on consequences for Australian trade after Britain's entry into the European Economic Community.
- 1970-08 - 1976-03
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
Former / Other Reference
DateText: The majority of folios date between 1974 and 1976.
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