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Table of Contents

Introduction
[Conservative Political Centre (CPC) National Advisory Committee - held at Conservative Central Office]
Conservative Political Centre (CPC) General Correspondence and Other Papers, 1947-72
    Internal (CPC and CCO) correspondence and circulars, 1947-69
    CPC Director's Correspondence, 1952-71
    CPC Director's non-CPC correspondence and papers, 1952-72
    CPC Deputy Director's Correspondence, 1968-71
CPC Discussion Programme, 1946-1998
    CPC Discussion Programme: Discussion briefs, 1946-1994
    CPC Discussion Programme: Summaries of local discussion group responses to CPC briefs, 1961-1989
    CPC Contact Programme - Ad Hoc CPC Briefs and Study Group Reports Not part of the regular Contact Programme, 1960-9
    CPC Area Political Education Officers' Reports, 1960-6
    Contact Programme Correspondence and Papers, 1967-71
    CPC Discussion Programme, 1997-1998
Publications, 1952-73
    Publications - correspondence, 1956-71
    CPC Printing Files (details of individual pamphlets, correspondence, galley proofs, press reviews), 1952-73
    CPC Publications - Press Reviews, 1954-69
Meetings, Seminars, Schools and Courses, and Tours, 1953-69
    CPC and Party Meetings, Seminars, Schools and Courses, and Tours, 1953-69
Correspondence, Papers and Ledgers 1947-69
    General Correspondence and Papers, 1955-69
    CPC Ledgers, 1947-68
Papers, 1948-72, 1999
    CPC Papers, 1956-72
    Non-CPC Papers, 1948-72
    CPC Papers, 1999
Miscellaneous, n.d.
    Miscellaneous, n.d.


Conservative Political Centre, 1947-73, 1999

Abstract:
Papers of the Conservative Political Centre, 1947-73, 1999, including correspondence, briefs and reports, and papers relating to publications.

Shelfmarks: CCO 150/1-8

Extent: 226 shelfmarks

Organisational History

The Conservative Political Centre (CPC) is the Party's political education body. The Conservative Political Centre went on to change its name to the Conservative Policy Forum in 1999.

Arrangement

The papers are divided into several sections including: minutes of the National Advisory Committee on Political Education (subsequently named the CPC National Advisory Committee), general correspondence and other papers, Contact Programme briefs and discussion papers, publications, and CPC and Party meetings, seminars, schools and courses.

Separated Material: The minutes of the National Advisory Committee on Political Education, subsequently named the Conservative Political Centre National Advisory Committee, (CCO 150/1) are currently held with the Conservative Policy Forum at Conservative Central Office, London.

Restrictions on Access

General access conditions apply to this material.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. CCO 150/2/1/1].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Conservative Party | Conservative Political Centre
Conservative Party | Conservative Policy Forum

Subjects (LCSH)

Education



[Conservative Political Centre (CPC) National Advisory Committee - held at Conservative Central Office]

Related Material: 1960-72 copies available, see CRD 3/5/1





Conservative Political Centre (CPC) General Correspondence and Other Papers, 1947-72

    Internal (CPC and CCO) correspondence and circulars, 1947-69

CCO 150/2/1/1 Circulars and review relating to General Elections
  • Departmental and Area Publicity Officers' functions during a General Election, 1947-50
  • Review of 1950 General Election and of effect of Liberal vote, by S. Pierssene, 1950
1947-50
CCO 150/2/1/2 General Election duties of Area (political) Education Officers and of other information and research services, including CPC 1949-51
CCO 150/2/1/3 General Election Duties of Political Education Officers 1954-5
CCO 150/2/1/4 General Election - miscellaneous 1955
Local Government Elections - miscellaneous 1958
CCO 150/2/1/5 General Election circulars and political broadcast transcripts 1959
CCO 150/2/1/6 CPC Director's general correspondence, including various Local Conservative Association policy proposals, other reports, and an index of subjects of special interest to Conservative Backbench MPs Apr. 1966-Nov. 1967
CCO 150/2/1/7 CPC Director's correspondence with Party Chairman Dec. 1967-June 1969
CCO 150/2/1/8 General 1968-9
CCO 150/2/1/9 Correspondence with Leonard Allen, Deputy Central Office Agent, Eastern Area Dec. 1968-May 1969

    CPC Director's Correspondence, 1952-71

CCO 150/2/2/1 CCO General Director, Outside Organisations, Central Office circulars 1952-64
CCO 150/2/2/2 Job applications and academic enquiries

Restrictions on Access: CLOSED

1956-68
CCO 150/2/2/3 Harkness Fellowships 1960-1
CCO 150/2/2/4 General Oct.-Dec. 1966
CCO 150/2/2/5 Mr. Edward Heath's office, including texts of some of his speeches Dec. 1966-May 1969
CCO 150/2/2/6 General Jan.-Nov. 1967
CCO 150/2/2/7 Queries from the public, sent to Conservative Research Department for 2 replies Dec. 1966-May 1969
CCO 150/2/2/8 General Oct. 1968-Aug. 1969
CCO 150/2/2/9 Out - memoranda Jan.-July 1969
CCO 150/2/2/10 Out - letters Jan.-July 1969
CCO 150/2/2/11 General Feb.-June 1969
CCO 150/2/2/12 General Sept.-Dec. 1969
CCO 150/2/2/13 General Jan.-May 1970
CCO 150/2/2/14 Coastal Problems Questionnaire July 1971

    CPC Director's non-CPC correspondence and papers, 1952-72

CCO 150/2/3/1 CCO General Director 1952-3
CCO 150/2/3/2/1 The Research Study Group - minutes Oct.-Dec. 1953
CCO 150/2/3/2/2 The Research Study Group - minutes Jan.-July 1953
CCO 150/2/3/2/3 The Research Study Group - minutes Sept. 1954-Apr. 1955
CCO 150/2/3/2/4 The Research Study Group - miscellaneous Feb. 1954-Mar. 1955
CCO 150/2/3/3/1 The Industrial Relations Committee - minutes and memoranda June-Oct. 1955
CCO 150/2/3/3/2 The Industrial Relations Committee - minutes and memoranda Nov. 1955-June 1956
CCO 150/2/3/4 The Llandudno Document - research material and memoranda Apr.-Aug. 1956
CCO 150/2/3/5 Bow Group Policy Group on Social Security - memoranda and papers 1965
CCO 150/2/3/6 Annotated minutes of Advisory Committee on Policy

Note: Unannotated minutes have been weeded

Jan. 1965-Nov. 1968
CCO 150/2/3/7 Director's Speeches and notes for speeches 1966-7
CCO 150/2/3/8 Director's (Russell Lewis') personal administration, including correspondence with J. Enoch Powell on policy differences Sept. 1968-July 1969
CCO 150/2/3/9 Swinton Advisory Council - minutes and memoranda 1969-72
CCO 150/2/3/10 New Voter's Committee Jan.-July 1972

    CPC Deputy Director's Correspondence, 1968-71

CCO 150/2/4/1 Out letters July-Dec. 1968
CCO 150/2/4/2 Out letters Jan.-Mar. 1971
CCO 150/2/4/3 Out letters Apr.-June 1971
CCO 150/2/4/4 Out letters July-Sept. 1971
CCO 150/2/4/5 Out letters Oct.-Dec. 1971




CPC Discussion Programme, 1946-1998

    CPC Discussion Programme: Discussion briefs, 1946-1994

Related Material: Discussion briefs for the various CPC Discussion Programmes have been catalogued separately along with other Published and Printed Material:-

    CPC Discussion Programme: Summaries of local discussion group responses to CPC briefs, 1961-1989

Related Material: Responses from individual local CPC discussion groups have rarely survived. Survival of the Summaries of the Responses, which were collated and circulated by the Conservative Research Department, has been haphazard, but some survive from c. 1961 onwards but have often been catalogued elsewhere:-

CCO 150/3/2/1 Summaries of local CPC discussion group responses to the 3rd series Three-Way Contact discussion briefs, including some Ministerial responses

Includes:-

  • No. 1: Transport, Jan/Feb 1989, ND
  • Ministerial response to the Summary of responses to the Transport brief by Paul Channon, Transport Secretary, 20/04/1989
  • No. 2: Protecting the Environment, Mar/Apr 1989, ND
  • Ministerial response to the Summary of responses to the Environment brief by Nicholas Ridley, Environment Secretary, 21/06/1989

1989

    CPC Contact Programme - Ad Hoc CPC Briefs and Study Group Reports Not part of the regular Contact Programme, 1960-9

CCO 150/3/3/1 Conservative Research Department Briefs for CPC Long Term Discussion Groups on: - Town and Country Planning (1960); The National Health Service (1961); The Relation of the State of Industry (1961); The Commonwealth and Common Market (1962) 1960-2
CCO 150/3/3/2 Greater London CPC Study Group - reports on: Social Services; Housing; Labour Relations; Immigration; Traffic 1965
CCO 150/3/3/3 Greater London CPC Study Group - reports on: Reform of Taxation; Race Relations; Morals and the State; The Use of Leisure 1968
CCO 150/3/3/4 SouthEastern Area CPC Symposium on the Redcliffe-Maud Report 1969

    CPC Area Political Education Officers' Reports, 1960-6

CCO 150/3/4/1 Monthly reports of CPC activities in Greater London Area Jan. 1960-Jan. 1966

    Contact Programme Correspondence and Papers, 1967-71

CCO 150/3/5/1 General correspondence and papers Apr. 1967-Nov. 1968
CCO 150/3/5/2 Internal memos and correspondence with discussion groups Nov. 1970-June 1971
CCO 150/3/5/3 Correspondence with Ministers concerning replies to summaries of group discussions, Jan. 1971-July 1972; including statistics of Contact Programmes, Dec. 1967-July 1971 Dec. 1967-July 1971

    CPC Discussion Programme, 1997-1998

CCO 150/3/6/1 CPC Discussion Programme: Fourth Series, No. 4: Welfare Reform (constituency reports, meetings) Mar.-Apr. 1998
CCO 150/3/6/2 CPC Discussion Programme: Fourth Series, No. 4: Welfare Reform (constituency reports, meetings) Mar.-Apr. 1998
CCO 150/3/6/3 CPC Discussion Programme: Fourth Series, No. 5: Britain's Constitution (constituency reports, meetings) Jul.-Aug. 1998




Publications, 1952-73

Related Material: The publications themselves can be found within the CPA in the Publications section. Publications of the CPC are also held within the main Bodleian collections; please consult SOLO, the library catalogue.

    Publications - correspondence, 1956-71

CCO 150/4/1/1 Correspondence with Bow Group June-July 1956
CCO 150/4/1/2 Correspondence with Publishers Association 1959-64
CCO 150/4/1/3 Correspondence regarding CPC paper stocks 1964
CCO 150/4/1/4 Correspondence regarding CPC advertising 1964
CCO 150/4/1/5 Correspondence with Monday Club July-Sept. 1965
CCO 150/4/1/6 Correspondence with Bow Group Apr. 1965-May 1969
CCO 150/4/1/7 Correspondence regarding paper stock 1965
CCO 150/4/1/8 Correspondence regarding advertising 1965
CCO 150/4/1/9 Correspondence regarding paper stock 1966
CCO 150/4/1/10 Correspondence regarding advertising 1966
CCO 150/4/1/11 Correspondence regarding publishing and promotions policy June 1967-Mar. 1969
CCO 150/4/1/12 Correspondence with subscribers to CPC publications Nov. 1967-Mar. 1969
CCO 150/4/1/13 Correspondence regarding direct mailing proposal 1967
CCO 150/4/1/14 Circulars (incomplete) July 1967-Feb. 1969
CCO 150/4/1/15 Correspondence regarding scheme to raise number of CPC publication subscriptions 1968-9
CCO 150/4/1/16 Correspondence on rejected pamphlets 1968
CCO 150/4/1/17 Correspondence regarding proposals for Conservative Year Book 1969
CCO 150/4/1/18 Correspondence regarding proposed pamphlet on Air Reserves 1969
CCO 150/4/1/19 General correspondence Aug. 1970-July 1971

    CPC Printing Files (details of individual pamphlets, correspondence, galley proofs, press reviews), 1952-73

CCO 150/4/2/1 Change Is Our Ally 1952-4
CCO 150/4/2/2 Foreign Affairs Survey 1956-65
CCO 150/4/2/3 The Tory Tradition 1957
CCO 150/4/2/4 The Case for Conservatism 1959
CCO 150/4/2/5 The Responsible Society 1959
CCO 150/4/2/6 Reception for The Responsible Society, its 200th publication 1959
CCO 150/4/2/7 Notes on Current Politics, and Swinton leaflets 1960
CCO 150/4/2/8 The Conservative Teacher/Education: Today and Tomorrow 1960-5
CCO 150/4/2/9 Commonwealth Affairs 1960-5
CCO 150/4/2/10 Local Government Series (12 pamphlets) 1961-4
CCO 150/4/2/11 Some Principles of Conservatism 1961-4
CCO 150/4/2/12 Conservative Overseas Bureau leaflets 1961-7
CCO 150/4/2/13 Commonwealth Affairs index 1962-3
CCO 150/4/2/14 Towards Victory over Poverty for the Commonwealth 1962-3
CCO 150/4/2/15 National Excellence 1963
CCO 150/4/2/16 Contemporary Communism 1963
CCO 150/4/2/17 Service Overseas 1963
CCO 150/4/2/18 Strike Out or Strike Bound 1963
CCO 150/4/2/19 Britons on Holiday 1963-4
CCO 150/4/2/20 Industrial Change - The Human Aspect 1963-4
CCO 150/4/2/21 Brains Trust Leaflets 1963-4
CCO 150/4/2/22 Education and the Technological Revolution 1963-4
CCO 150/4/2/23 Strategy for Schools 1963-4
CCO 150/4/2/24 A Source Book of Conservatism 1963-5
CCO 150/4/2/25 Unions Under The Law 1963-5
CCO 150/4/2/26 The CPC in Greater London 1964
CCO 150/4/2/27 Transport in Wales 1964
CCO 150/4/2/28 Millstones for the Sixties 1964
CCO 150/4/2/29 Commonwealth and Foreign Affairs Surveys: Questionnaire on value of 1964-5
CCO 150/4/2/30 Conservatives and Economic Planning 1965
CCO 150/4/2/31 A Bonfire of Restrictions 1965
CCO 150/4/2/32 New Life for Local Government 1965
CCO 150/4/2/33 About the Conservative Party 1965
CCO 150/4/2/34 A Fresh Approach 1965
CCO 150/4/2/35 One Europe 1965
CCO 150/4/2/36 New Tasks Series (12 pamphlets) 1965
CCO 150/4/2/37 Target for Homes 1965
CCO 150/4/2/38 Blueprint for Britain (YC pamphlet) 1965
CCO 150/4/2/39 A Europe of Nations 1965
CCO 150/4/2/40 Immigration and the Commonwealth 1965
CCO 150/4/2/41 Let Right be Done 1965-6
CCO 150/4/2/42 Home Truths 1965-6
CCO 150/4/2/43 A New Strategy for Social Security 1965-6
CCO 150/4/2/44 The Conservative Goal 1966
CCO 150/4/2/45 Social Security in the Seventies (YC pamphlet) 1966
CCO 150/4/2/46 A Case for Trial 1966
CCO 150/4/2/47 A Tax for our Time 1966
CCO 150/4/2/48 Reforming the National Health Service 1966
CCO 150/4/2/49 Government by Consent 1966-7
CCO 150/4/2/50 No Choice but Change 1966-7
CCO 150/4/2/51 Money for the Council (including papers from Modernising the Rates, 1965) 1967
CCO 150/4/2/52 The Middle East and Britain 1967
CCO 150/4/2/53 Students in Revolt 1967
CCO 150/4/2/54 Freeing London's Gluepot 1967
CCO 150/4/2/55 Changing Housing 1967
CCO 150/4/2/56 The Brain Drain 1967
CCO 150/4/2/57 Needs Must 1967
CCO 150/4/2/58 Innovation and Revival 1967
CCO 150/4/2/59 Face to Face with Europe 1967
CCO 150/4/2/60 The Grandest Thing in the World 1967
CCO 150/4/2/61 How to Sell Council Houses 1967
CCO 150/4/2/62 Whose Government Works? 1968
CCO 150/4/2/63 What Laws May Cure 1968
CCO 150/4/2/64 Red Fleet Off Suez 1968-9
CCO 150/4/2/65 Twice a Citizen 1969
CCO 150/4/2/66 Twice a Citizen 1969
CCO 150/4/2/67 In Place of Growth 1969
CCO 150/4/2/68 New Charter: proposals for Constitutional Reform 1969
CCO 150/4/2/69 Opportunity for Women 1969
CCO 150/4/2/70 Fair Share for the Fair Sex: Report of the Cripps Committee on Women's Rights 1969
CCO 150/4/2/71 The New Auxiliaries 1969-70
CCO 150/4/2/72 The Farming Future 1969-70
CCO 150/4/2/73 A Clean and Pleasant Land 1970
CCO 150/4/2/73 The Conquest of Crime 1970
CCO 150/4/2/74 Public Order 1970
CCO 150/4/2/75 Prescription for Drugs 1970
CCO 150/4/2/76 Pensions 1970
CCO 150/4/2/77 Politics and the Quality of Life 1970
CCO 150/4/2/78 Towards Nuclear Entente 1970
CCO 150/4/2/79 Counsel for Broadcasting 1970-1
CCO 150/4/2/80 The Modern Commonwealth 1970-1
CCO 150/4/2/81 The Incentive Case 1971
CCO 150/4/2/82 Measure for Measure 1971
CCO 150/4/2/83 Crisis in Crime and Punishment 1971
CCO 150/4/2/84 Freedom to Spend 1971
CCO 150/4/2/85 Great Britain in the Seventies 1971
CCO 150/4/2/86 Europe: Words to Remember 1971
CCO 150/4/2/87 A New Style Emerges 1971
CCO 150/4/2/88 Overseas Review 1971
CCO 150/4/2/89 The Price of Privacy 1971
CCO 150/4/2/90 Sovereignty 1971
CCO 150/4/2/91 Selling More Council Houses 1971
CCO 150/4/2/92 Unhappy Families 1971
CCO 150/4/2/93 The Spectre of Security 1972
CCO 150/4/2/94 New Deal for Industry 1972
CCO 150/4/2/95 An Ocean of Waste 1972
CCO 150/4/2/96 Square Deal for Consumers 1972
CCO 150/4/2/97 Prospects for Employment 1972
CCO 150/4/2/98 The Price of Peace 1972
CCO 150/4/2/99 An Introduction to VAT 1972
CCO 150/4/2/100 How is the Health Service 1972
CCO 150/4/2/101 American Troops in Europe 1972
CCO 150/4/2/102 Councils in Business 1972
CCO 150/4/2/103 The Conviction of the Guilty 1972
CCO 150/4/2/104 London's Flight East 1972-3
CCO 150/4/2/105 Liquor Licensing 1972-3
CCO 150/4/2/106 An Unlikely Conservative 1973
CCO 150/4/2/107 The Energy Equation 1973
CCO 150/4/2/108 Farming and the Nine 1973
CCO 150/4/2/109 Battlelines for Education 1973
CCO 150/4/2/110 The Cost of Crime 1973
CCO 150/4/2/111 The Acceptable Face of Western Civilisation 1973
CCO 150/4/2/112 Three Views of Europe 1973
CCO 150/4/2/113 Safety at Sea 1973
CCO 150/4/2/114 Workers on the Board 1973

    CPC Publications - Press Reviews, 1954-69

CCO 150/4/3/1 Change is our Ally 1954
CCO 150/4/3/2 Rule of Law 1955-6
CCO 150/4/3/3 News and Views series 1955-9
CCO 150/4/3/4 Houses to Let, and Taxes for Today 1956-8
CCO 150/4/3/5 The Expanding Commonwealth; The Commonwealth: Expanding Opportunity 1956-8
CCO 150/4/3/6 Automation and the Consumer, and The Middle Way 1956-9
CCO 150/4/3/7 A World Security Authority; The Responsible Society; Everyman a Capitalist; CPC Meeting, Party Conference 1958 1958-9
CCO 150/4/3/8 Various (sixteen pamphlets) 1958-60
CCO 150/4/3/9 The Challenge of Leisure 1959
CCO 150/4/3/10 Various 1959-69
CCO 150/4/3/11 Bow Group pamphlets press cuttings 1960
CCO 150/4/3/12 The Making of Aircraft, and Expanding Obligation 1961




Meetings, Seminars, Schools and Courses, and Tours, 1953-69

    CPC and Party Meetings, Seminars, Schools and Courses, and Tours, 1953-69

CCO 150/5/1/1 Postal Study Courses - Industry, Trade Unions and Politics 1953-60
CCO 150/5/1/2 Miscellaneous meetings and courses 1954
CCO 150/5/1/3 CPC meeting at Party Conference - administration 1955-8
CCO 150/5/1/4 CPC briefing conference - The Commonwealth 1959
CCO 150/5/1/5 CPC Meeting at Party Conference 1960
CCO 150/5/1/6 Briefing Conference - The Government's Economic Policy 1960
CCO 150/5/1/7 Common Market Meetings 1961
CCO 150/5/1/8 CPC Swinton Week-end 1961-3
CCO 150/5/1/9 CPC Meeting at Party Conference 1962
CCO 150/5/1/10 Briefing Conference - The Government's Social Policy 1963
CCO 150/5/1/11 CPC Meeting at Party Conference 1963
CCO 150/5/1/12 European Seminar - Sussex University 1968
CCO 150/5/1/13 Miscellaneous meetings 1969




Correspondence, Papers and Ledgers 1947-69

    General Correspondence and Papers, 1955-69

CCO 150/6/1/1 General 1955-64
CCO 150/6/1/2 Weekly Turnover Report 1959-67
CCO 150/6/1/3 General 1965-6
CCO 150/6/1/4 General 1967-9
CCO 150/6/1/5 CPC Booklists correspondence (no booklists contained) 1967-8
CCO 150/6/1/6 Conservative Political Centre: History and Development nd.

    CPC Ledgers, 1947-68

Restrictions on Access: CLOSED

CCO 150/6/2/1 Sale or return ledger

Restrictions on Access: CLOSED

1947-68
CCO 150/6/2/2 Record of cash takings

Restrictions on Access: CLOSED

1960-6
CCO 150/6/2/3 Standing Orders

Restrictions on Access: CLOSED

1964-6
CCO 150/6/2/4 Order Book

Restrictions on Access: CLOSED

1964-6




Papers, 1948-72, 1999

    CPC Papers, 1956-72

CCO 150/7/1/1 CPC Political Education Handbook 1956
CCO 150/7/1/2 Minutes of GLA, CPC General Purposes Committee, 12/6/69 1969
CCO 150/7/1/3 The CPC in Action - CPC Handbook 1972

    Non-CPC Papers, 1948-72

CCO 150/7/2/1 Treasury Bulletins (incomplete) 1953-64
CCO 150/7/2/2 Target - Board of Trade and Ministry of Labour Journal, 1954-5; Ministry of Labour Gazette, 1955; Labour, Co-operative and Liberal Electioneering material, 1955; Preliminary Estimates of National Income an Expenditure (Cmd 9423), 1948-54; Economic Survey and financial statement (Cmd 9412), 1955-6 1948-56
CCO 150/7/2/3 Literature on "Support the Conservatives" year 1972

    CPC Papers, 1999

CCO 150/7/3/1 CPC Papers on the Constitution 1999




Miscellaneous, n.d.

    Miscellaneous, n.d.

CCO 150/8/1/1 Miscellaneous, n.d.



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