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Leader’s Steering Committee, minutes and copies of papers circulated, April 1975-March 1979, 1975-04 - 1979-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/245

Scope and Contents

Includes MT's handwritten annotations
Also includes correspondence with Christopher Patten (Director General, Conservative Research Department), 1975-78, including note for MT on "Supply days", 11 June 1975; Lord (Peter) Thorneycroft, May 1976; and Sir Keith Joseph MP, November 1976; letter from Sir Geoffrey Howe MP to Sir Keith Joseph MP, October 1976; papers relating to "Stepping Stones and Conservative Party strategy", December 1977-February 1978; and paper relating to "Themes" from Angus Maude MP and his policy group, February 1978
Also includes CRD paper on electoral reform, 8 May 1975; CRD paper on "The present crisis- some scenarios and questions", 13 May 1975; paper by Mr [Reginald] Maudling MP, "Some thoughts on inflation, wages and money", 19 May 1975; paper by Mr [Ian] Gilmour MP, "Racial discrimination", 30 October 1975; paper by Sally Oppenheim MP, "Note on weights and measures &c Bill", 4 March 1976; copy of the Report of the Policy Group on Public Service Pay and Pensions, 19 February 1976; paper by William Whitelaw MP, "Devolution, a paper of options open to the Conservative Party", 26 March 1976; and paper by Sir Keith Joseph MP and Mr [Angus] Maude MP, "The next stage of policy work", 21 October 1976.
Also includes paper by Sir Geoffrey Howe MP, "Our attitude towards pay policy", 4 March 1977; papers by Christopher Patten, "Implementing our strategy", December 1977, and "Further thoughts on our strategy", February 1978; paper from Mr [Nigel] Lawson MP, "Public expenditure on education", 23 March 1978; paper from Mr [Norman] St. John-Stevas MP, "Conservative policy on education and the arts", 22 March 1978; paper by Mr N. [Nicholas] Ridley MP, "Policy for the nationalised industries", 26 June 1978; paper by Michael Heseltine MP, "The sale of council houses", 28 June 1978; paper by Kenneth Clarke MP, "Regional policy", 29 June 1978; CRD paper on "Dispersal of civil servants: a position paper", 29 November 1978; and paper by Mrs [Sally] Oppenheim MP, "Competition policy, introductory paper", 2 January 1979


  • Creation: 1975-04 - 1979-03


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Finding aid date

2005-09-12 15:33:40+00:00

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