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Papers relating to trade unions, May 1979-January 1982, 1979-05 - 1982-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/174

Scope and Contents

Part 1: includes copy of briefing note to MT from 'J.P. [James Prior MP, Secretary of State for Employment]', "... how I have it in mind to handle our proposals for industrial relations legislation", 14 May 1979
Part 2, 1980: includes note for MT from Ian Gow MP (her Parliamentary Private Secretary) on "Steel Strike", 17 January 1980; paper by Lord (Peter) Thorneycroft (Chairman, Conservative Party) on "The unions and public opinion", January 1980; and paper by Keith Britto (Conservative Research Department) on polling survey of national attitudes to trade unions, February 1980; material, including photographs, relating to picket line violence at Hadfield Ltd, Sheffield, February 1980; correspondence with Ian Percival MP (Solicitor General) relating to Union reforms, March 1980; and copy of "Liberties and liabilities, the case for trade union reform", a printed report of the Centre for Policy Studies' Trade Union Reform Committee (November 1980) under the Chairmanship of Sir Leonard Neal
Part 3, 1981: includes copy of the Institute of Directors' response to the Green Paper on Trade Union immunities, "Trade union law and the pursuit of prosperity- the next step", June 1981
Part 4, 1982


  • Creation: 1979-05 - 1982-01


Conditions Governing Access

Part 1 opened in February 2010, part 2 in March 2011; part 3 in March 2012; and part 4 in March 2013 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.


4 folder(s)

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Finding aid date

2010-01-14 09:37:19+00:00

Repository Details

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