Conservative Party Archive: Conservative Research Department

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Conservative Research Department Files, 1974-1985
    Advertising, 1978-1979
    Agriculture, 1975-1985
    Arts, 1969-1984
    Economic Policy, 1965-1985
        Economic Policy, General
        Budget
        Employment and Pay
        Finance
        Industrial Relations and Trade Unions
        Small Businesses
        Taxes
    Education, 1971-1985
    Church of England, 1974-1985
    Social Services, Social Security, Social Policy & Pensions, 1956-1984
        General Social Security and Social Services
        Pensions
        Benefits
        NHS/Health Benefits
        Chris Mockler Letter books
    Housing, 1974-1985
    Immigration/Race Relations/Inner Cities, 1964-1984
    Law and Order/Legal Affairs, 1966-1983
        Law and Order, General
        Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System
        Corporate Law
        Law of the Sea
    Energy Policy/Science and Technology, 1974-1983
    Transport, 1967-1983
    Authority of Government/Machinery of Government, 1975-1980
    Media and Publicity, 1972-1985
    Regional Policy/Devolution, 1973-1984
        General Regional Policy
        Northern Ireland
        Scotland
        Wales
    Opposition Monitoring, 1973-1985
        Labour Party
        SDP and the SDP/Liberal Alliance
        Other Party Political
    Policy Groups, General, 1974-1985
    Defence, 1974-1983
    Electoral Reform, 1974-1983
    Employment, 1974-1983
    Environment, 1974-1985
    Europe and the Common Market/EEC, 1974-1984
    Family Policy, 1974-1983
    Home Affairs, 1974-1983
    Industrial Policy, 1966-1985
    Local Government, 1974-1985
        Local Government Policy
        Local Government Elections
    Public Opinion/Psephology, 1974-1984
    Overseas Aid, 1974-1983
    Party Conferences, 1974-1983
    General Elections, 1974-1985
        Elections, General
        1984 European Elections
        1974 General Election
        1979 General Election
        1983 General Election
        1987 General Election
    Trade, 1974-1983
    Parliament and the Constitution, 1974-1983
    Critical/Marginal Seats, 1974-1983
    By-Elections, 1974-1985
    Special Services, 1974-1984


Conservative Research Department, 1974-1985

Abstract:
Papers of the Conservative Research Department, c.1974-1983

Shelfmarks: CRD 4

Extent: 1233 shelfmarks

Organisational History

The Conservative Research Department was established in November 1929 and rapidly assumed a position of considerable importance in the Party's policy-making process. It advises Party leaders on the formulation of policy, undertakes detailed, long-term research on a wide range of issues, services Party committees from the Leader's Consultative Committee (Shadow Cabinet) downwards, provides authoritative briefs to MPs in preparation for Parliamentary debates, plays a major role in the writing of Party publications and the vetting of Party publicity, and analyses public opinion trends in order to advise the leadership on electoral strategy. Although its importance fluctuates according to the particular concerns of the Party Leader, it has always been, and remains, one of the central departments in Party organisation.

Since 1979 the Conservative Research Department has been contained, organisationally and physically, within Central Office. Before that, however, it was a separate body, housed separately and, for much of its life, organisationally independent also, with its own chairman and director. For this reason its papers have been catalogued separately from those of Central Office.

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. CRD 1/1/1].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Conservative Party | Conservative Research Department



Conservative Research Department Files, 1974-1985

    Advertising, 1978-1979

CRD 4/1/1 Correspondence between the Conservative Research Department and Saatchi & Saatchi Garland-Compton Ltd, newspaper cuttings and press releases concerning material for the Conservatives’ advertising campaign during the Summer of 1978, including a Conservative Party cinema advertisement aired during Sep 1978

Correspondents include:-

  • Block, Geoffrey DM, Conservative Research Department
  • Houston, John, Head of Home Affairs, Conservative Research Department
  • Nicholson, David, Conservative Research Department
  • Schwabe, Alec, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • True, Nicholas, Conservative Research Department

Subjects include:-

  • Law and order
  • ownership of council houses
  • unemployment
  • NHS waiting lists
  • immigration
  • wages and the standard of living since the War
  • women’s suffrage

Includes various cited Labour Party quotes 1974-1978 with reference to the Rent Act 1974, Community Land Act 1975, Health Services Act 1976, and Education Act 1976, 18/08/1978

May-Sep 1978
CRD 4/1/2 Saatchi & Saatchi 1978-1979
CRD 4/1/3 Saatchi & Saatchi 1979
CRD 4/1/4 Saatchi & Saatchi 1979
CRD 4/1/5 Saatchi & Saatchi 1979
CRD 4/1/6 Advertising 1978
CRD 4/1/7 Saatchi & Saatchi 1978

    Agriculture, 1975-1985

CRD 4/2/1 Agriculture Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/2/2 Agriculture Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/2/43 Agriculture Policy Group (PG 85/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/2/3 Fisheries Policy Group 1975-1977
CRD 4/2/10 Agriculture: General 1975-1979
CRD 4/2/4 Food Policy Group 1976
CRD 4/2/6 Policy Group on the Structure of the Ministry of Agriculture 1976
CRD 4/2/7 Uplands Policy Group 1976
CRD 4/2/9 Agricultural Tax Policy and Tax Averaging papers 1976
CRD 4/2/50 Forestry Policy Group (PG 85c/75) 1976
CRD 4/2/5 Forestry Policy Group 1976-1978
CRD 4/2/8 County Council Tenanted Small Holdings 1976-84
CRD 4/2/11 National Agricultural and Countryside Forum: minutes and R. Browne-Clayton' papers 1979-1982
CRD 4/2/14 National Agricultural and Countryside Forum: R. Browne-Clayton's file 1979-1982
CRD 4/2/15 National Agricultural and Countryside Forum - R. Browne-Clayton's file 1982
CRD 4/2/13 National Agricultural and Countryside Forum, information file: R. Browne-Clayton's file n.d.
CRD 4/2/16 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Sep. 1976-Jan. 1977
CRD 4/2/17 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Feb.-May 1977
CRD 4/2/18 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Jun.-Nov. 1977
CRD 4/2/19 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Nov. 1977-Mar. 1978
CRD 4/2/20 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Mar.-Jun. 1978
CRD 4/2/21 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Jun.-Sep. 1978
CRD 4/2/22 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Sep.-Dec. 1978
CRD 4/2/23 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Dec. 1978-Mar. 1979
CRD 4/2/24 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Apr.-Jul. 1979
CRD 4/2/25 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Jul.-Dec. 1979
CRD 4/2/26 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Jan.-Mar. 1980
CRD 4/2/27 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Apr.-Oct. 1980
CRD 4/2/28 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Oct.-Dec. 1980
CRD 4/2/29 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Jan.-Feb. 1981
CRD 4/2/30 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Mar.-May 1981
CRD 4/2/31 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book May-Aug. 1981
CRD 4/2/32 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Aug.-Nov. 1981
CRD 4/2/33 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Nov. 1981-Jan. 1982
CRD 4/2/34 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Mar.-May 1982
CRD 4/2/35 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Feb.-Mar. 1982
CRD 4/2/36 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Jun.-Oct. 1982
CRD 4/2/37 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Nov. 1982-Mar. 1983
CRD 4/2/38 R. Browne-Clayton's Agriculture letter book Apr.-Dec. 1983
CRD 4/2/40 A. Amok's Agriculture letter book Sep. 1984-May 1985
CRD 4/2/41 N. Herbert's Agriculture letter book Oct. 1985
CRD 4/2/44 MAFF Policy: Contacts 1985

    Arts, 1969-1984

CRD 4/3/20 Sub-Committee on Public Lending Right 1969
CRD 4/3/8 Arts Expenditure 1971-1978
CRD 4/3/25 Arts Policy Group (PG 59/75) 1974-1976
CRD 4/3/4 Arts Policy Group: International Statistics, 1975; reports on Arts Policy in Europe and responses to CRD questionnaires from Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, France and Italy 1975
CRD 4/3/5 Arts Steering Committee 1975
CRD 4/3/29 Sports Policy Group (PG/58/75) Dec. 1975
CRD 4/3/3 Arts Council Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/3/14 Literature Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/3/15 The Living Artist Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/3/17 Music Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/3/24 Theatre Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/3/6 Bow Standing Committee on the Arts: Minutes 1975-1979
CRD 4/3/19 Opera and Ballet Policy Group 1976
CRD 4/3/11 CRD Note, 13 Jan. 1973, on Labour's Consultation Paper 'The Arts' and article sent to the CRD by Hugh Leggatt of the 'Heritage in Danger' group Nov. 1976
CRD 4/3/1 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Arts Committee: M. A. Passmore arts files 1976-1978
CRD 4/3/10 General Arts papers 1976-1980
CRD 4/3/12 CRD general arts policy file 1977
CRD 4/3/22 Speeches on the arts; Roy Shaw, Norman St. John Steval 1977-1980
CRD 4/3/18 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Committee of Inquiry into the Training of Musicians, 1977; CRD's summary of recommendations and comment 1978
CRD 4/3/7 Arts Conference: The Way Forward Jul. 1978
CRD 4/3/26 Sport and Recreation Policy Group Jul. 1978
CRD 4/3/27 Sport 1978-1980
CRD 4/3/2 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Arts & Heritage Committee minutes Jul. 1979-Mar. 1981
CRD 4/3/13 Government's record in the arts document 1980
CRD 4/3/28 The Olympic Games 1980
CRD 4/3/9 Proposal for a Festival of the English Language 1981
CRD 4/3/23 Speech by Lord Gowrie, Blackpool, 1983; 'Should the State Fund The Arts?' 1983
CRD 4/3/21 Regional Arts Associations list n.d.
CRD 4/3/16 The Arts in London paper Feb. 1984

    Economic Policy, 1965-1985

Note: CRD 4/4/19-20, 71, 92, 94, 96-100, 107-108, 159-161 and 163-170 are now in CRD 4/25: Industrial Policy.

        Economic Policy, General

CRD 4/4/176 Wider Share Ownership Policy Group Apr. 1968-Oct. 1974
CRD 4/4/177 Wider Share Ownership Policy Group Jan. 1975-Mar. 1976
CRD 4/4/178 Wider Share Ownership Policy Group Apr. 1976-Feb. 1977
CRD 4/4/179 Wider Share Ownership Policy Group Jul. 1977-Mar. 1978
CRD 4/4/180 Wider Share Ownership Policy Group Apr.-Oct. 1978
CRD 4/4/21 Counter Inflation Policy Group minutes and papers 1974
CRD 4/4/73 Leader's Advisory Group on the Economy 1974
CRD 4/4/93 Michael Niblock's file: 'Social Contract and Inflation' paper 1974
CRD 4/4/105 Prices/Price Codes 1974-1979
CRD 4/4/26 Economic Reconstruction Group minutes and papers Jun.-Dec. 1975
CRD 4/4/27 Economic Reconstruction Group minutes and papers Jan. 1976-Apr. 1977
CRD 4/4/28 Economic Reconstruction Group minutes and papers May-Nov. 1977
CRD 4/4/29 Economic Reconstruction Group minutes and papers May 1975-Jun. 1977
CRD 4/4/183 Economic Reconstruction Group (PG 10/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/4/114 Self-employed Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/4/109 Public Sector Policy Group 1976
CRD 4/4/16 Prime Minister's 'Buy British' idea 1977-1978
CRD 4/4/181 Miscellaneous policy committee (Keith Joseph) papers and minutes 1977-1978
CRD 4/4/54 A. Hopkinson letter book Nov. 1977-May 1978
CRD 4/4/17 Competition Policy/Consumer Affairs 1977-1979
CRD 4/4/110 Public Expenditure: Minutes May 1978
CRD 4/4/111 Public Expenditure 1978-1980
CRD 4/4/112 Public Expenditure 1980
CRD 4/4/22 Current Economic Indicators (CRD briefs) 1978-1979
CRD 4/4/31 CRD papers on Economic Strategy 1978-1980
CRD 4/4/70 Inflation 1978-1980
CRD 4/4/106 Prices Index/Prices Policy 1978-1980
CRD 4/4/55 Incomes Policy 1978-1981
CRD 4/4/113 CRD Economic Section: General papers 1978-1981
CRD 4/4/24 Study Group on the Diffusion of Wealth and Power 1979-1980
CRD 4/4/25 Economic Literacy Project 1979-1980
CRD 4/4/18 [Competition Policy/Consumer Affairs]

Draft proposals for departmental policy on consumer affairs and the extent to which manifesto goals had been met, including areas for improvement. Includes papers on the Monopolies Commission report of June 1981

Note: File missing

[1979-1982]
CRD 4/4/185 Economic Section Study Groups 1979-1982
CRD 4/4/14 Anne Bulloch's letter book: Economics/employment/industry 1980
CRD 4/4/15 Anne Bulloch's economics 1980
CRD 4/4/40 Enterprise Culture Group meetings (Centre for Policy Studies) Nov. 1980-Apr. 1981
CRD 4/4/41 Policy Group on the Promotion of Enterprise Oct.-Dec. 1982
CRD 4/4/42 Policy Group on the Promotion of Enterprise Dec. 1982-Jan. 1983
CRD 4/4/43 Policy Group on the Promotion of Enterprise Jan. 1983
CRD 4/4/44 Policy Group on the Promotion of Enterprise Feb.-Apr. 1983
CRD 4/4/194 Policy Group on the Promotion of Enterprise (PG/83/4) 1982
CRD 4/4/195 Enterprise Policy Group: Report (PG/83/4) 1983
CRD 4/4/23 Current Economic Indicators 1980-81
CRD 4/4/32 CRD papers on Economic Strategy 1980-1981
CRD 4/4/74 Peter Lilley's articles and papers on economic policy 1980-1981
CRD 4/4/30 Economic Strategy 1975-79: Criticism by Edward Heath on the Government's policy; 'Alternate Economic Strategy' by Sir Ian Gilmour 1981
CRD 4/4/91 Evelyn McDermott letter book/economic 1981-1982
CRD 4/4/52 Economic briefing notes by D. Hobson Jun.-Jul. 1982
CRD 4/4/53 Economic briefing notes by D. Hobson Jul.-Oct. 1982
CRD 4/4/47 N. Hawkins Economics letter book 1983
CRD 4/4/48 N. Hawkins Economics letter book Jan.-Aug. 1984

        Budget

CRD 4/4/2 1974 Budget: Submissions for paper 1974
CRD 4/4/3 1976 Budget: Fringe benefits Apr.-May 1976
CRD 4/4/4 1976 Budget: Fringe benefits May 1976
CRD 4/4/5 Peter Cropper's file on the 1976 Budget 1976
CRD 4/4/6 Peter Cropper's file on the 1976 Budget 1976
CRD 4/4/7 CRD Correspondence with Sir Geoffrey Howe on 1976 Budget 1976
CRD 4/4/8 1978 Budget Preparations Committee minutes and papers 1978
CRD 4/4/9 1979 Budget Papers 1979
CRD 4/4/10 1980 Budget Papers 1980
CRD 4/4/11 1981 Budget: Proposals and discussion papers led by Anne Bulloch within the Economic Section of CRD under the direction of Alan Howarth, Director, for submission to the Chancellor, Geoffrey Howe prior to the 1981 Budget

Correspondents include:-

  • Baldwin, Barry
  • Bellairs, Charles
  • Britto, Keith
  • Bulloch, Anne
  • Clayton-Browne, Robbie
  • Howarth, Alan, Director, Conservative Research Department
  • Lilley, Peter
  • Mockler, Christopher
  • Norton, Richard
  • Rouse, Lynda
  • Vinson, Nigel, Centre for Policy Studies

Subjects covered:-

  • Unemployment benefit for school-leavers
  • Removal of child benefit for the well-off
  • Mortgage relief
  • Reduction in Corporation Tax
  • Proposed excise tax on North Sea Oil profits
  • Classification of agricultural rent as ‘unearned income’
  • Monetary Policy
  • Tax allowances for the blind
  • Small Businesses
  • Medium Term Financial Strategy

Papers include:-

  • ‘Proposals for a Government-backed loan guarantee scheme to facilitate bank lending to smaller businesses’, ND [Author not given]
  • ‘Potential North Sea tax revenues’, ND [Author not given]
  • ‘1981 Budget Submisssions – First Discussion Paper’, Anne Bulloch, 19/12/1980
  • ‘1981 Budget Submissions – Discussion Paper, Second Draft’, Anne Bulloch, 14/01/1981
  • Transcript of speech, ‘Thatcherism in Practice – A progress report’, by Nigel Lawson MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, to the Zurich Society of Economics, 14/01/1981
  • Conservative Research Department brief PEC(81)1 ‘Industrial Energy Prices – Question and Answer Brief’, 14/01/1981 [Author: LMR/ST-R]
  • Report, ‘Actions not words – A pre-Budget Memorandum to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Child Benefits’, by Ruth Lister, Child Poverty Action Group, Jan 1981
  • Conservative Research Department report [21pp], ‘Budget Submissions 1981’, ND [Author: Anne Bulloch?]
  • Report, ‘Ten Policy Questions about the Medium Term Financial Strategy’, Peter Lilley, Conservative Research Department, 04/02/1981

Nov 1980-Feb 1981
CRD 4/4/12 Budget Papers 1982
CRD 4/4/13 Budget Papers 1983

        Employment and Pay

CRD 4/4/33 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Employment Committee: minutes Feb. 1975-Jan. 1982
CRD 4/4/34 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Employment Committee: briefs Oct.-Nov. 1982
CRD 4/4/35 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Employment Committee: briefs; minutes of Norman Tebbit with the Committee Dec. 1982
CRD 4/4/36 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Employment Committee: minutes and papers Feb.-Nov. 1985
CRD 4/4/38 Employment Protection Bill 1974-1975
CRD 4/4/72 Job Availability and Protection Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/4/39 Employment Policy Development Group papers 1976
CRD 4/4/102 Pay/ Employment/Industrial Relations press releases 1977-1979
CRD 4/4/172 Unemployment Seminar notes 1978
CRD 4/4/101 Pay Policy 1978-79
CRD 4/4/103 Pay and Productivity 1978-1980
CRD 4/4/89 Peter Lilley letter book/economic policy/unemployment 1979-1980
CRD 4/4/175 C.B. White letter book: Industry/economics/employment policy 1980
CRD 4/4/104 Pay and Productivity 1980-1981
CRD 4/4/49 D. Hobson employment/unemployment letter book 1981
CRD 4/4/50 D. Hobson letter book: Employment for young people 1981-1982
CRD 4/4/90 Peter Lilley letter book/unemployment 1981-1982
CRD 4/4/95 Richard Norton letter book: Trade/unemployment 1981
CRD 4/4/51 D. Hobson letter book: Employment/unemployment 1981-1982

        Finance

CRD 4/4/45 Finance Bill 1976
CRD 4/4/1 Accountancy/Inflation Accountancy 1976-1980
CRD 4/4/46 Finance Committee (FCO): Meetings Nov. 1977-Apr. 1978
CRD 4/4/184 Paymaster General's Notes: Background and speaking notes Dec. 1979-May 1980
CRD 4/4/186 Paymaster General's Notes: Background and speaking notes Jun.-Dec. 1980
CRD 4/4/187 Paymaster General's Notes: Economic Policy Presentation Sep.-Dec. 1980
CRD 4/4/188 Paymaster General's Notes: Background notes Jan.-Jul. 1981
CRD 4/4/131 The Stock Exchange Enquiry 1983
CRD 4/4/156 Backbench committees: Finance minutes and papers 1983
CRD 4/4/171 Andrew Tyrie: Finance desk officer letter book Sep. 1984-Apr. 1985

        Industrial Relations and Trade Unions

CRD 4/4/77 Keith Joseph's LCC Trade Union paper and comments 1965-1966
CRD 4/4/66 Industrial Relations briefs (general) 1966-1969
CRD 4/4/79 Trade Unions and the Political Levy 1967
CRD 4/4/58 Industrial Democracy 1971
CRD 4/4/59 Industrial Democracy 1971
CRD 4/4/56 Employee Participation/Worker Directors/ Industrial Democracy 1973
CRD 4/4/57 Employee Participation/ Worker Directors/ Industrial Democracy 1973
CRD 4/4/60 Industrial Democracy/ Employee Participation/ International Labour Organisation papers 1974
CRD 4/4/67 Industrial Relations (general) 1974
CRD 4/4/75 Trade Unions and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill 1974-5
CRD 4/4/76 Trade Unions and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill 1975-7
CRD 4/4/61 Employee Participation/ Worker Directors/ Industrial Democracy 1975
CRD 4/4/65 Industrial Policy Group papers 1975-1976
CRD 4/4/83 The Social Contract 1975-1980
CRD 4/4/88 'Blacklist' and Government contracts to firms and Industrial Democracy 1976-8
CRD 4/4/62 Worker participation in Europe 1976-80
CRD 4/4/87 SLADE (Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers) recruitment tactics 1977-1979
CRD 4/4/68 Industrial Relations 1978-1979
CRD 4/4/182 Industrial Relations 1978-1979
CRD 4/4/80 Patten/Howarth file on the Trade Union movement and industrial reform 1978-1981
CRD 4/4/81 'Stepping Stones' exercise on TU's and Industrial Relations 1978-1981
CRD 4/4/82 'Stepping Stones' exercise on TU's and Industrial Relations 1978-1981
CRD 4/4/69 Industrial Relations legislation 1979
CRD 4/4/78 Industrial Relation/Trade Unions Public Opinion Polls (ORC Attitudes towards Trades Unions report, 1979 and correspondence; CRD note on ORC's Corporate Strategy Guide, 1979 - report on the role and responsibilities of the TU movement; Voice of Britain Poll, Nov. 1977 - research study for 'Daily Express'; British Public Opinion - 'Daily Express' poll, 1979; ORC Nationwide poll on the industrial situation 1979
CRD 4/4/86 Industrial Action and Picketing 1979-1981
CRD 4/4/84 Strikes in Essential Industries 1980
CRD 4/4/85 The Steel Dispute 1980
CRD 4/4/64 Briefs on Industrial Disputes/Labour statements 1981-1983
CRD 4/4/63 Miscellaneous Industrial Democracy leaflets and pamphlets n.d.

        Small Businesses

CRD 4/4/115 Drafts/ pamphlets on small businesses 1966-1967
CRD 4/4/120 Small Business Policy Document 1971
CRD 4/4/116 Small Businesses Policy Group: Correspondence, papers 1975-1976
CRD 4/4/193 Smaller Businesses Policy Group (PG 92/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/4/119 Small Business policy 1975-1978
CRD 4/4/117 Small Business Bureau: Correspondence 1975-1977
CRD 4/4/118 Small Business Bureau: Staff meetings May 1977-Mar. 1980
CRD 4/4/121 Small Business Bureau: Correspondence Jan. 1978-Dec. 1979
CRD 4/4/122 Small Business Bureau: Correspondence Jan. 1980-Feb. 1983
CRD 4/4/125 Smaller Business (Enterprise Zones)

Correspondence and internal memoranda concerning the proposal to create Enterprise Zones in depressed areas. Includes transcript of Tom King’s speech as Minister for Local Government and Environmental Services concerning the creation of an Enterprise Zone in Wandsworth, 7th May 1980

Jul 1978-May 1980
CRD 4/4/158 Small Businesses: Minutes 1979-1980
CRD 4/4/126 Measures to help Small Businesses 1980
CRD 4/4/127 Barry Baldwin: Small Businesses letter book 1980
CRD 4/4/128 Barry Baldwin: Small Businesses letter book 1980-1981
CRD 4/4/129 Barry Baldwin: Small Businesses letter book 1981
CRD 4/4/124 Smaller Business reports 1980-1982
CRD 4/4/130 'Small Business' publications: Miscellaneous n.d.
CRD 4/4/123 Small Business Bureau: Correspondence Mar. 1983-Jun. 1985

        Taxes

CRD 4/4/134 Tax Credit Policy Group papers and minutes Aug. 1974-May 1977
CRD 4/4/196 Taxation, Edgar Willmott, TEB 1975
CRD 4/4/132 Tim Boswell letter book on taxation 1975-76
CRD 4/4/138 Chris Patten's file on tax Oct. 1975-Sep. 1978
CRD 4/4/139 Chris Patten/Alan Howarth tax letter book Oct. 1975-Mar. 1981
CRD 4/4/133 Capital Transfer Tax and 1976 Budget Apr.-Jun. 1976
CRD 4/4/173 VAT Task Force Mar.-Oct. 1976
CRD 4/4/174 VAT Task Force Nov. 1976-Mar. 1977
CRD 4/4/141 Miscellaneous taxation briefs 1976-1977
CRD 4/4/143 Taxation of Overseas Earnings Nov. 1976-Apr. 1978
CRD 4/4/142 Taxation and The Heritage 1977-1978
CRD 4/4/135 Tax Credit Policy Group Jun. 1977-Jan. 1978
CRD 4/4/154 Tax Campaign Group 1978
CRD 4/4/136 Tax Credit Scheme Feb. 1978-Apr. 1979
CRD 4/4/155 Ministerial Dossier on Taxation Feb. 1979
CRD 4/4/140 Society of Conservative Lawyers Taxation Sub-Committee 1981-1982
CRD 4/4/137 Tax Credit/ public papers/press cuttings n.d.
CRD 4/4/144 Taxation Policy Group 1973-1975
CRD 4/4/145 Taxation Policy Group Jun.-Jul. 1975
CRD 4/4/146 Taxation Policy Group Aug.-Oct. 1975
CRD 4/4/147 Taxation Policy Group: Minutes and papers Nov.-Dec. 1975
CRD 4/4/148 Taxation Policy Group: Minutes and papers Jan.-Apr. 1976
CRD 4/4/149 Taxation Policy Group: Minutes and papers May-Jun. 1976
CRD 4/4/150 Taxation Policy Group: Minutes and papers Jul.-Dec. 1976
CRD 4/4/151 Taxation Policy Group: Minutes and papers Jan.-Mar. 1977
CRD 4/4/152 Taxation Policy Group Apr.-May 1977
CRD 4/4/153 Taxation Policy Group Jun. 1977-Mar. 1978
CRD 4/4/197 Taxation Policy Group (PG/12/76) 1976-1977
CRD 4/4/198 Taxation and rates 1977-1982
CRD 4/4/199 Tax and Social Security Policy Group: Correspondence (PG 83/9) 1982
CRD 4/4/200 Tax and Social Security Policy Group: Agenda and minutes (PG 83/9) 1983
CRD 4/4/201 Policy Group on the Promotion of Enterprise: Agenda and minutes (PG/83/4) 1982-1983

    Education, 1971-1985

CRD 4/5/1 Assisted Places Schemes - speech by Rhodes Boyson 1980
CRD 4/5/2 CRD note on Bullock Committee recommendations 1977
CRD 4/5/3 Note on careers counselling in schools 1977
CRD 4/5/4 Centre for Policy Studies and other reports on education 1976-1981
CRD 4/5/5 Christine Chapman letter book 1979-1981
CRD 4/5/6 Christine Chapman letter book (including report of Committee on Education in Inner London) 1979-1982
CRD 4/5/7 Choice in schools: memo on DES consultation papers by Association of County Councils 1978
CRD 4/5/8 A.B. Cooke letter book 1982
CRD 4/5/9 Direct Grant Schools 1973-1979
CRD 4/5/10 Disadvantaged Children Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/5/12 Education Bill 1978
CRD 4/5/13 Notes on clauses of Education (no. 2) Bill 1979-1980
CRD 4/5/15 File of Education briefs/speeches n.d.
CRD 4/5/16 Education papers and draft speeches 1980-1981
CRD 4/5/17 Ethnic Minorities and Education 1977-1980
CRD 4/5/18 EEC Education 1977-1978
CRD 4/5/19 The Examination System 1978-1981
CRD 4/5/20 Expenditure on Education 1978-1981
CRD 4/5/21 Gifted Children Policy Group 1976-1978
CRD 4/5/22 Education and The Heritage 1976-1979
CRD 4/5/23 Higher Education 1977-1981
CRD 4/5/24 Independent Schools 1976-1980
CRD 4/5/25 Industry and Education Working Party notes and minutes 1977-1978
CRD 4/5/26 ILEA Finance 1980-1981
CRD 4/5/27 Oliver Letwin letter book/NACE file 1982-1983
CRD 4/5/28 Local Authorities and Education 1980-1981
CRD 4/5/29 Medical and Physical Training 1975-1977
CRD 4/5/30 NACE 1977-1978
CRD 4/5/31 Nursery and preschool Education 1976
CRD 4/5/32 'The Formative Years' by John Page, MP, and Richard Parsons 1983
CRD 4/5/33 Parents Charter 1975-1976
CRD 4/5/34 Political Education 1981
CRD 4/5/35 Association of Polytechnic Teachers: Comment on White Paper on Local Government Reorganisation 1979
CRD 4/5/36 Working Party on post-school education 1975
CRD 4/5/37 Rate Support Grant 1974-1979
CRD 4/5/38 Religious Education 1975-1979
CRD 4/5/39 Rural Policy 1981
CRD 4/5/40 School Building Expenditure 1975
CRD 4/5/41 Rights of School Governors 1982
CRD 4/5/42 School Milk/Meals 1977-1980
CRD 4/5/43 School Transport 1975-1980
CRD 4/5/44 Scottish Education/Policy Committee 1975
CRD 4/5/45 Scottish Education 1976-1983
CRD 4/5/46 Sherlock Committee on ILEA 1979-1980
CRD 4/5/47 Sixth Forms 1977
CRD 4/5/48 Special Education 1975-1981
CRD 4/5/49 Speeches on Education 1974-1979
CRD 4/5/50 Standards and Discipline Policy Group 1974-1976
CRD 4/5/51 Standards and Discipline Policy Group 1976-1979
CRD 4/5/52 Steering Group on Education 1975-1979
CRD 4/5/53 Student Grants 1977-1982
CRD 4/5/54 Student Loans - schemes for 1981
CRD 4/5/55 Student Unions and FCS 1976
CRD 4/5/56 Student Union Finance 1971-1982
CRD 4/5/57 Tameside Education 1976
CRD 4/5/58 Teacher's Pay 1978-1979
CRD 4/5/59 Memo by Lord Elton on policy for teachers: Training and supply 1975
CRD 4/5/60 Teach Training Policy Group 1974-1978
CRD 4/5/61 Conservative Trade Unionists' Teachers' Group newsletter/papers 1981
CRD 4/5/67 AUT pay claims 1975-1977
CRD 4/5/68 Universities 1976
CRD 4/5/69 Education and Vocational Training Policy Group 1976-1980
CRD 4/5/70 Vouchers 1975-1981
CRD 4/5/71 Vouchers: Correspondence and internal Departmental discussion papers on the merits of the proposed introduction of an educational voucher scheme to give parents more freedom over choice of schools

Includes:-

  • Department of Education and Science paper, ‘Education Vouchers’, written in response to requests from the National Council for Educational Standards and the Friends of the Education Voucher Experiment in Representative Regions (FEVER) for an account of the obstacles in the way of voucher scheme, Dec 1981
  • Memorandum to Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Education and Science, from James Hamilton, Permanent Secretary, Department of Education of Science, with accompanying report highlighting the difficulties associated with the voucher scheme, Apr 1982
  • Paper, ‘A simplified voucher scheme’, by Professor Alan Peacock, 12/05/1982
  • Analysis of the above, by Walter Ulrich, Deputy Secretary, Schools Branch, Department of Education and Science, 25/05/1982
  • ‘Banbury Policy Weekend – Discussion Paper on Education’, 16/06/1982 [Author unknown]
  • Lecture drafts on the voucher scheme prepared by Oliver Letwin for Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Education, CRD, Nov 1982
  • Draft papers prepared for Keith Joseph on the proposed voucher scheme for presentation to the Prime Minister and Cabinet by Walter Ulrich, Deputy Secretary, Schools Branch, Department of Education and Science, Sep 1982 and Feb 1983
  • Paper, ‘A Real Voucher Scheme’, Oliver Letwin, CRD, 27/01/1983

Dec 1981-Feb 1983
CRD 4/5/72 Education in Wales 1978
CRD 4/5/73 Youth Employment/Unemployment 1978-1981
CRD 4/5/74 Education Committee (PG 50/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/5/75 Academics 1976-1977
CRD 4/5/76 Universities and Academics 1976-1978
CRD 4/5/77 Teacher Training Policy Group (MAP/CRS) Feb. 1978
CRD 4/5/78 Final Report of the Educational Needs of Exceptional Children (MAP/CRS) Apr. 1978
CRD 4/5/79 Education Policy Group: Summary (PG/83/2) 1983
CRD 4/5/90 Education Policy Group: Correspondence (PG 83/2) 1982-1983
CRD 4/5/91 Education Policy Group: Minutes and agenda (PG 83/2) 1983
CRD 4/5/88 Parents Charter Policy Group (PG 53/75) 1975
CRD 4/5/89 Parents' Charter Policy Group, final report (PG 53/75) May 1976
CRD 4/5/62 Andrew Turner letter book

Includes:-

  • Questionnaire and template response drafted by Andrew Turner, from the National Union of Public Employees, Apr 1985
  • Minutes of the Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Education Committee, 17/04/1985

Oct 1984-Apr 1985
CRD 4/5/63 Andrew Turner letter book May-Jul. 1985
CRD 4/5/64 Andrew Turner letter book Jun.-Nov. 1985
CRD 4/5/65 Andrew Turner letter book May-Aug. 1985

    Church of England, 1974-1985

CRD 4/6/1 The Board for Social Responsibility 1970-1980
CRD 4/6/2 Director's Office: Archbishop's Report on Urban Priority Areas 1985

    Social Services, Social Security, Social Policy & Pensions, 1956-1984

        General Social Security and Social Services

CRD 4/7/98 Young Conservatives: Reports on the Social Services 1963-1965
CRD 4/7/99 Young Conservatives: Reports on the Social Services 1963-1965
CRD 4/7/56 Policy Group correspondence: National Insurance 1965-1966
CRD 4/7/66 Policy Group on the Problem Family and Child 1965-1967
CRD 4/7/85 Social Services and the Finance Bill 1965-1967
CRD 4/7/57 National Insurance (further provisions) Bill 1965-1968
CRD 4/7/77 Social Policy 1965-1970
CRD 4/7/74 Selectivity in the Social Services 1966-1970
CRD 4/7/79 Social Priorities Working Group 1967
CRD 4/7/84 Social Service Policy 1968
CRD 4/7/4 Policy Group on White Paper (Cmnd 3883) 1969
CRD 4/7/5 Policy Group on White Paper (Cmnd 3883 - Crossman plan) 1969
CRD 4/7/95 Policy Group on Voluntary Social Service: Minutes, papers and reports 1969-1970
CRD 4/7/96 Policy Group on Voluntary Social Service: Correspondence 1969-1970
CRD 4/7/94 Study Group on Voluntary Organisations: Reports 1975-1976
CRD 4/7/116 Social Services Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/7/87 Social Service Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/7/78 Social Policy Policy Groups: Various papers and reports 1975-1979
CRD 4/7/88 Social Services Policy suggestions 1975-1979
CRD 4/7/6 Policy Group on the Deaf: Summary of findings 1976
CRD 4/7/80 Policy Group on Social Security Abuse 1976
CRD 4/7/117 Social Services Policy Groups: Final report Jun. 1976
CRD 4/7/63 Personal Social Services Policy Group minutes 1976-1977
CRD 4/7/64 Personal Social Services Policy Group: Minutes and report 1976-1977
CRD 4/7/81 Social Security (miscellaneous provisions) Bill and comments 1976-1977
CRD 4/7/82 Social Security Bill 1978
CRD 4/7/71 The Right Approach to Social Policy: Drafts and minutes 1978
CRD 4/7/72 The Right Approach to Social Policy 1978
CRD 4/7/89 Ministerial briefs on Social Services 1978-1979
CRD 4/7/90 1979 General Election: Social services expenditure 1979
CRD 4/7/7 DHSS lunches 1979-1982
CRD 4/7/83 Social Security Seminars: DHSS Supplementary Benefits 1980
CRD 4/7/8 DHSS Strategy meeting n.d.
CRD 4/7/86 Various reports of Social Services Policy Groups (supplementary benefits and strikers, disabled, fraud/abuse/social security/public service pay/pensions report, Mobility Allowance - 3 Wheeler) n.d.
CRD 4/7/97 Women's Policy Group: Comments on the second report of the Committee on the Future of Social Services n.d.
CRD 4/7/109 Disablement Policy Group: Paper and final report 1976, 1978
CRD 4/7/111 Tax Credit Policy Group Jan.-Feb. 1978
CRD 4/7/118 Social Services Feb. 1978-Mar. 1979
CRD 4/7/119 Social Services 1980-1981
CRD 4/7/113 International Year of Disabled 1981
CRD 4/7/120 Social Services Liaison Committee 1982
CRD 4/7/121 Social Services Liaison Committee: Reports c.1982
CRD 4/7/92 Policy Group on Tax and Social Security - minutes and papers 1982-83
CRD 4/7/114 Tax and Social Security Policy Group: Summary report 1983
CRD 4/7/115

        Pensions

CRD 4/7/67 Policy Group on Public Service Pensions: Papers 1965
CRD 4/7/69 Policy Group on Public Service Pensions: Minutes and papers 1965-1968
CRD 4/7/68 Public Service Pensions Policy Group: Correspondence and papers 1965-1969
CRD 4/7/59 Policy for Old People 1967-1970
CRD 4/7/70 Policy Group on Public Service Pensions: Drafts and final report 1969
CRD 4/7/3 Criticisms of the Crossman Pension Plan 1969-1970
CRD 4/7/73 'Second Pension' Policy Group 1974
CRD 4/7/60 Pensions Study Group Nov.-Dec. 1974
CRD 4/7/58 New Pension Scheme 1974-1978
CRD 4/7/61 Pensions Study Group Jan.-Mar. 1975
CRD 4/7/62 Note on Pensioners' Payments and Social Security Bill 1979
CRD 4/7/10 White Paper on the Elderly 1980

        Benefits

CRD 4/7/11 Family, non-pensioners, National Assistance, old people, widows 1965-1967
CRD 4/7/76 Short-term Benefits Policy Group 1974-1976
CRD 4/7/110 Short-term Benefits Policy Group 1977
CRD 4/7/112 Short-term Benefits Policy Group May 1978
CRD 4/7/75 Self-Employed Policy Group: National Insurance contributions and benefits 1975-1976
CRD 4/7/2 Child Benefit 1975-1980
CRD 4/7/12 The Fentiman papers (meetings at Fentiman Road), tax reform and benefits 1976-1978
CRD 4/7/13 The Fentiman papers/taxation and benefits 1978
CRD 4/7/14 The Fentiman papers, taxation and benefits 1978-1979
CRD 4/7/93 Uprating Social Benefits 1978-1982
CRD 4/7/91 Sickness benefit scheme 1980-1982

        NHS/Health Benefits

CRD 4/7/19 Health and Social Security Committee minutes (including 1950's reports and copies from the Public Record Office provided by Alan Bacon) 1956-1965, 1970-1971
CRD 4/7/15 Health Policy (sub-group of National Insurance Scheme) 1965-1967
CRD 4/7/16 Health Policy Group correspondence 1965-1970
CRD 4/7/17 Health Policy 1966-1968
CRD 4/7/18 House of Lords Discussion Group on Health: Minutes and report 1969-1970
CRD 4/7/1 Comments on Lord Balniel's paper on Private Health Provision 1968
CRD 4/7/65 Policy Group on Private Medicine: Drafts and final report 1974
CRD 4/7/100 NHS/PG uncatalogued policy papers 1975-1976
CRD 4/7/55 NHS Policy Group 1976-1977
CRD 4/7/122 Abortion c.1978
CRD 4/7/101 Health 1979-1980

        Chris Mockler Letter books

Related Material: See also: CRD/L/4/43 for letter books, 1978-1983

CRD 4/7/20 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.-Feb. 1975
CRD 4/7/21 Chris Mockler letter books Feb.-Mar. 1975
CRD 4/7/22 Chris Mockler letter books Mar.-Jun. 1975
CRD 4/7/23 Chris Mockler letter books Jul.-Oct. 1975
CRD 4/7/24 Chris Mockler letter books Nov.-Dec. 1975
CRD 4/7/25 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.-Mar. 1976
CRD 4/7/26 Chris Mockler letter books Mar.-Jun. 1976
CRD 4/7/27 Chris Mockler letter books Jul.-Sep. 1976
CRD 4/7/28 Chris Mockler letter books Sep.-Dec. 1976
CRD 4/7/29 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.-Mar. 1977
CRD 4/7/30 Chris Mockler letter books Apr.-Jun. 1977
CRD 4/7/31 Chris Mockler letter books Jul.-Sep. 1977
CRD 4/7/32 Chris Mockler letter books Oct.-Dec. 1977
CRD 4/7/33 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.-Feb. 1978
CRD 4/7/34 Chris Mockler letter books Feb.-Apr. 1978
CRD 4/7/35 Chris Mockler letter books Apr.-Jun. 1978
CRD 4/7/36 Chris Mockler letter books Jun.-Aug. 1978
CRD 4/7/37 Chris Mockler letter books Sep.-Nov. 1978
CRD 4/7/38 Chris Mockler letter books Nov.-Dec. 1978
CRD 4/7/39 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.-Feb. 1979
CRD 4/7/40 Chris Mockler letter books Feb.-Mar. 1979
CRD 4/7/41 Chris Mockler letter books Mar.-Apr. 1979
CRD 4/7/42 Chris Mockler letter books Apr.-Sep. 1979
CRD 4/7/43 Chris Mockler letter books Sep.-Nov. 1979
CRD 4/7/44 Chris Mockler letter books Nov.-Dec. 1979
CRD 4/7/45 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.-Mar. 1980
CRD 4/7/46 Chris Mockler letter books Mar.-May 1980
CRD 4/7/47 Chris Mockler letter books Jun.-Aug. 1980
CRD 4/7/48 Chris Mockler letter books Aug.-Jun. 1980
CRD 4/7/49 Chris Mockler letter books Nov.-Dec. 1980
CRD 4/7/50 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.1981-Oct. 1982
CRD 4/7/51 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.1981-Oct. 1982
CRD 4/7/52 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.1981-Oct. 1982
CRD 4/7/53 Chris Mockler letter books Jan.1981-Oct. 1982
CRD 4/7/54 Chris Mockler's policy suggestions for General Election 1982
CRD 4/7/102 Home Office: NHS Publicity Mar.-Apr. 1984

    Housing, 1974-1985

CRD 4/8/4 Housing Policy Group: Minutes and papers Jan.-Apr. 1974
CRD 4/8/5 Housing Policy Group: Minutes and papers May-Jul. 1974
CRD 4/8/1 Housing Finance Policy Group (Chaired by T. Raison); background note for Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/8/7 Housing correspondence: General 1975
CRD 4/8/2 Home Ownership and Construction Policy Group: Minutes and papers, interim report 1975-1976
CRD 4/8/6 Housing Policy: General CRD file 1975-1976
CRD 4/8/16 Home Ownership and Construction Industry Policy Group (PG 31/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/8/17 Price Code Alternative Committee (PG 15/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/8/18 Private Rented Sector Group (PG 32/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/8/19 Public Sector Housing Policy Group (PG 33/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/8/3 Home Ownership and Construction Policy Group - minutes; final report 1976
CRD 4/8/9 Private Rented Sector Policy Group - minutes and papers 1976
CRD 4/8/20 Housing Policy Steering Group (PG 30/75) 1976
CRD 4/8/21 Wider Ownership Policy Group (PG 12a/75) 1976
CRD 4/8/22 Housing Policy: Includes final reports from Home Ownership and Construction Policy Group, Private Rented Sector Policy Group, Public Housing Sector Policy Group and the Control of Housing Expenditure 1976
CRD 4/8/23 Property Advisory Group 1976
CRD 4/8/11 Rates 1978
CRD 4/8/13 Alan Howarth: Housing Aug. 1978-Sep. 1982
CRD 4/8/8 'Summary of Housing Measures since May 1979' by John Stanley, (Minister of Housing and Construction) 1982
CRD 4/8/10 Public Housing Sector Policy Group: Minutes and papers n.d.
CRD 4/8/14 Background material for debate on Housing crisis and Urban Deprivation 1985

    Immigration/Race Relations/Inner Cities, 1964-1984

CRD 4/9/14 Inner Cities/Immigrant Settlements/Discrimination 1964-1977
CRD 4/9/28 Race Relations (general) 1966-1978
CRD 4/9/25 Repatriation 1968-1978
CRD 4/9/6 East Africa 1972, 1976
CRD 4/9/33 UK Passport Holders 1972-1977
CRD 4/9/3 Citizenship/Nationality 1972-1978
CRD 4/9/44 Policy Group on the Inner Cities 1973
CRD 4/9/35 The Irish Vote - paper sent to Sir Richard Webster by John Correll Nov. 1973
CRD 4/9/13 Policy Group on the Inner Cities 1973-1974
CRD 4/9/18 Pakistan 1973-75
CRD 4/9/19 Police and Race Relations 1973-1976
CRD 4/9/5 Admission of Dependants 1973-1977
CRD 4/9/11 Illegal immigration 1973-1978
CRD 4/9/16 Labour Party's Immigration Policy 1973-1978
CRD 4/9/34 Paper on Immigrant Voters Jul. 1974
CRD 4/9/27 Race Relations Board Bulletin and notes 1974-1977
CRD 4/9/8 Employment/Racial Discrimination at Work 1974-78
CRD 4/9/36 Race and Electoral Strategy 1974-1978
CRD 4/9/1 Commission for Racial Equality 1974-1979
CRD 4/9/51 Urban Problems Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/9/24 Race Relations and Immigration Policy Group minutes and papers 1975-1976
CRD 4/9/7 Emigration 1975-1977
CRD 4/9/37 Work Permits 1975-1977
CRD 4/9/22 Racial Discrimination 1975-1978
CRD 4/9/52 Urban Affairs Policy Group (PG/25/75), includes Reviving Inner Cities 1975-1976
CRD 4/9/53 Urban Affairs Policy Group (PG 25/75) 1976
CRD 4/9/15 Note on Immigration from Indian subcontinent 1976
CRD 4/9/26 Rhodesia 1976
CRD 4/9/23 The Race Relations Act 1976-1977
CRD 4/9/2 Conservative Race Relations Policy 1976-1978
CRD 4/9/12 Immigrant Opinion 1976-80
CRD 4/9/21 Race and Crime 1976-1982
CRD 4/9/4 Report of the Race Relations and Immigration Study Group on the Conservative Parliamentary Home Affairs Committee on the White Paper, 'A Register of Dependants', The Franks Report, Cmnd 6698 Feb. 1977
CRD 4/9/17 Marriage Rules 1977-1979
CRD 4/9/9 'Ethnic Minority Organisations' by Mervin Kohler, CRD 1978
CRD 4/9/20 Enoch Powell speech (1980) and New Statesman article 1978
CRD 4/9/10 EEC Aspects of immigration policy 1978-1979
CRD 4/9/29 Immigration statistics Jan. 1975-Dec. 1976
CRD 4/9/30 Immigration statistics Jun. 1977-Jan. 1978
CRD 4/9/31 Immigration statistics Feb.-Jun. 1978
CRD 4/9/32 Immigration statistics Jul. 1978-Jun. 1982
CRD 4/9/38 Alan Howarth's file on Immigration 1979-81
CRD 4/9/39 Nicholas True letter book (law and order/immigration) Jan.-May 1978
CRD 4/9/40 Nicholas True letter book (law and order/immigration) May-Jun. 1978
CRD 4/9/41 Nicholas True letter book (law and order/immigration) Jul.-Dec. 1978
CRD 4/9/42 Nicholas True letter book (law and order/immigration) Dec. 1978-Jun. 1979
CRD 4/9/43 Nigel Clarke's letter book (law and order/immigration) 1983-1984
CRD 4/9/45 Policy Group on the Inner Cities (1) 1983
CRD 4/9/46 Policy Group on the Inner Cities (2) 1983
CRD 4/9/47 Policy Group on the Inner Cities (3) 1983
CRD 4/9/48 Policy Group on the Inner Cities (4) 1983
CRD 4/9/49 Policy Group on the Inner Cities (5) 1983
CRD 4/9/50 Policy Group on the Inner Cities (6) 1983
CRD 4/9/54 Inner Cities Policy Group: Report 1983
CRD 4/9/59 Inner Cities Policy Group: Correspondence (PG 83/7) 1982-1983
CRD 4/9/60 Inner Cities Policy Group: Agenda and minutes (PG 83/7) 1982-1983

    Law and Order/Legal Affairs, 1966-1983

        Law and Order, General

CRD 4/10/51 South African Cricket Tour 1970
CRD 4/10/2 Geoffrey Block letter book on legal matters 1971-1975
CRD 4/10/7 Civil Defence 1971-1976
CRD 4/10/31 The Metropolitan Police/Police 1972-1976
CRD 4/10/35 Police 1972-1979
CRD 4/10/37 Police strength, recruitment and training 1972-1979
CRD 4/10/23 Law Enforcement/Private Armies/Police Methods 1973-1978
CRD 4/10/58 Vandalism 1973-1978
CRD 4/10/21 Firearms 1973-1979
CRD 4/10/13 Conduct in Public Life 1974-1978
CRD 4/10/56 Treatment of Suspects/Interrogation 1974-1978
CRD 4/10/53 Terrorism 1974-1979
CRD 4/10/47 Public Order (including Red Lion Square Disorders Inquiry, 1975) 1974-1980
CRD 4/10/57 Violence Against the Person 1974-1982
CRD 4/10/5 Children and Young Persons Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/10/44 Privacy (computers) 1975-1978
CRD 4/10/22 Indecency/Obscenity Law Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/10/38 Police and Terrorism 1975-1979
CRD 4/10/52 Subversion Policy Group 1976
CRD 4/10/34 Police Bills/Legislation 1976-1977
CRD 4/10/36 Police Pay 1976-1978
CRD 4/10/29 Marches 1977-1978
CRD 4/10/6 Children and Young Persons Act, 1969 (Amendment of) 1977-1980
CRD 4/10/24 Law and Order papers 1978
CRD 4/10/26 Opinion Research on Law and Order 1978
CRD 4/10/59 Domestic Violence 1978
CRD 4/10/27 Notes on law and order/ immigration 1979

        Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System

CRD 4/10/3 Capital Punishment 1966-1969
CRD 4/10/45 Probation and Probation Services 1970-1979
CRD 4/10/40 Aftercare for Prisoners 1971-1977
CRD 4/10/8 Community Service Orders 1971-1978
CRD 4/10/28 Magistrates' Courts (Home Office press releases) 1972-75
CRD 4/10/41 Prison Sentences/ Parole 1972-1977
CRD 4/10/54 Theft 1972-1977
CRD 4/10/12 Criminal Injuries Compensation 1972-1978
CRD 4/10/30 Mentally Abnormal Offenders (Bulter Committee reports) 1972-1979
CRD 4/10/33 Offences: General 1972-1983
CRD 4/10/1 Bail 1973-1978
CRD 4/10/43 Prison Statistics 1973-1978
CRD 4/10/4 Children and Young Offenders 1973-1979
CRD 4/10/19 Criminal Statistics 1974-1977
CRD 4/10/39 Prisons 1974-1978
CRD 4/10/42 Prison Service 1974-1978
CRD 4/10/48 Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974-78
CRD 4/10/32 Motoring Offences 1974-79
CRD 4/10/50 Sexual Offences 1974-1979
CRD 4/10/17 Crime and Punishment/Prevention 1976-1979
CRD 4/10/15 Courts Review Committee 1973; Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure 1977
CRD 4/10/18 Criminal Law Act 1977
CRD 4/10/49 Sentencing 1977
CRD 4/10/14 Corporal Punishment, 1978, a paper by West Midlands Regional branch of the National Association of Heads and Matrons of Assessment Centres 'Concern for the Provision of needs for persistent offenders and disruptive children' 1978
CRD 4/10/20 Detention Centres 1978

        Corporate Law

CRD 4/10/55 Department of Trade: Trade Law (miscellaneous) 1973-1983
CRD 4/10/9 Company Law Reform Policy Group: minutes and report

[The Company Law Reform Policy Group was chaired by Tim Renton MP. It was primarily concerned with the accountability of companies, excluding employee participation]

1975-1976
CRD 4/10/60 Company Law Sub-Group (PG 95b/75) 1976
CRD 4/10/61 Company Law Sub-Group 1976
CRD 4/10/10 Companies Bill 1979-1981
CRD 4/10/11 Fifth Company Law Directive 1980-1983

        Law of the Sea

CRD 4/10/46 Law of the Sea Policy Group 1974-1978
CRD 4/10/62 Law of the Sea Policy Group (PG 79/75) 1975-1976

    Energy Policy/Science and Technology, 1974-1983

CRD 4/11/1 Energy Policy Group: Minutes and papers 1974-1978
CRD 4/11/23 Energy Policy Group (PG 80/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/11/24 Policy and Oil Sub-Group (PG 80b/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/11/25 Rational Use and Supply Sub-Group (PG 81/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/11/2 Rational Use and Supply of Energy Policy Group: Minutes and papers 1975-1978
CRD 4/11/4 The Coal Industry Sub-Group on the Energy Policy Group: Minutes, speeches, interim reports 1975-1978
CRD 4/11/5 Oil and Gas Sub-Group of the Energy Policy Group: Minutes, papers, report 1975-1979
CRD 4/11/3 Electricity Policy Group: Minutes and notes 1977-1978
CRD 4/11/6 General CRD Energy file

Includes:-

  • CRD report, ‘The Electricity Bill: Aide-Memoire’, 21/12/1978
  • Correspondence from the Department of Energy concerning industrial energy prices, Jan 1981
  • Draft speech by Michael Portillo for the Energy Secretary [David Howell?] for a Supply Day Debate, Jan 1981
  • Notes for the Second Reading Debate of the Gas Levy Bill, ND;
  • The NEDC [National Economic Development Council] Energy Task Force Report and briefs for the NEDC meeting of 04/03/1981 concerning energy prices, including TUC recommendations
  • Press releases and budget briefings on energy price rises, Mar 1981

1978-1981
CRD 4/11/7 Alan Howarth's file on energy policy

Internal memoranda and press releases concerning:-

  • Oil revenues
  • the need for energy savings
  • privatisation of the BNOC [British National Oil Company]
  • assistance for the elderly in cold conditions
  • Gas and electricity prices
  • Miners’ wages
  • North Sea development
  • Nuclear power
  • threatened coal strike
  • Petrol prices

Feb 1978-Aug 1981
CRD 4/11/8 Nuclear Power 1979-1980
CRD 4/11/9 Science and Technology: Technology study group (possibility of setting one up) 1979-1980
CRD 4/11/10 Michael Portillo energy policy letter book 1978
CRD 4/11/11 Michael Portillo energy policy letter book 1978-1979
CRD 4/11/12 Lynda Rouse's energy policy letter book Nov 1979-Oct 1981
CRD 4/11/13 Lynda Rouse's energy policy letter book Oct 1979-Feb 1980
CRD 4/11/14 Lynda Rouse's energy policy letter book Sep 1979-Jul. 1980
CRD 4/11/15 Lynda Rouse's energy policy letter book Oct 1980-Jun. 1981
CRD 4/11/16 Katherine Marsh's letter books Aug-Nov 1981
CRD 4/11/17 Katherine Marsh's letter books Aug 1981-Mar 1982
CRD 4/11/18 Katherine Marsh's letter books [Transport] Jan 1982-Apr 1982
CRD 4/11/19 Katherine Marsh's letter books [Energy, Transport] Feb-Jun. 1982
CRD 4/11/20 Katherine Marsh's letter books [Housing, Energy] May-Aug 1982
CRD 4/11/21 Katherine Marsh's letter books Aug-Nov 1982

    Transport, 1967-1983

CRD 4/12/17 Shipping 1967-1983
CRD 4/12/7 British Rail 1967-1976
CRD 4/12/8 Railways in London 1968-1980
CRD 4/12/5 Ports and docks 1970-1976
CRD 4/12/15 Traffic 1970-1978
CRD 4/12/16 Rural Transport Policy Group 1970-1978
CRD 4/12/13 Roads Building Policy 1971-1976
CRD 4/12/2 Airports Jun. 1973-Jul. 1979
CRD 4/12/14 Public/London Transport 1974-1978
CRD 4/12/32 Aviation Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/12/6 Papers on port policy 1976
CRD 4/12/9 Rail Policy Group 1976
CRD 4/12/10 British Rail Wages and Fare Charges/increases 1976-1977
CRD 4/12/11 Reports/evidence to House of Commons Select Committee on National Industries (Railways) 1976-1977
CRD 4/12/3 Aviation 1976-1983
CRD 4/12/4 Working Party on bus licensing: Minutes and papers 1977-1978
CRD 4/12/1 Airports Dec. 1979-Feb. 1982
CRD 4/12/12 Motor Vehicle licenses n.d.
CRD 4/12/18 Transport Policy Group: Minutes and papers Mar. 1975-Mar. 1976
CRD 4/12/31 Transport Policy Group (PG 38/75) 1976
CRD 4/12/19 Transport Policy Group: Minutes and papers Apr. 1976-Jan. 1977
CRD 4/12/20 Transport Policy Group: Minutes and papers Feb. 1977-Jul. 1977
CRD 4/12/24 General Transport Mar. 1969-Apr. 1979
CRD 4/12/25 General Transport Jul. 1972-Jan. 1974
CRD 4/12/26 General Transport Jan. 1971- Jan. 1976
CRD 4/12/27 General Transport Nov. 1977-Nov. 1979
CRD 4/12/28 General Transport Mar. 1979-May 1983
CRD 4/12/34 Urban Transport Policy Group: Correspondence (PG 83/10) 1982
CRD 4/12/35 Urban Transport Policy Group: Agenda and minutes (PG 83/10) 1983
CRD 4/12/30/1-4 K. Marsh letter books (mainly transport but some including energy, environment, SDP, Liberals)

Includes:-

  • /1 Nov 1982-Feb 1983
  • /2 Feb 1983-Mar 1983
  • /3 Apr-Jun 1983
  • /4 Jun-Jul 1983

1982-1983
CRD 4/12/21 Transport Policy Group: Minutes 1983
CRD 4/12/22 Transport Policy Group: Papers and report 1983
CRD 4/12/23 Transport Policy Group: Research material 1983
CRD 4/12/36 Notes on Friends of the Earth’s response to the Armitage Report on the use of heavier lorries for transport of freight ND [c1981]

    Authority of Government/Machinery of Government, 1975-1980

CRD 4/13/15 Authority of Government Group Report Sep. 1975
CRD 4/13/1 Authority of Government: Miscellaneous papers for policy group 1975-1976
CRD 4/13/2 Authority of Government: Correspondence, papers, reports 1975-1978
CRD 4/13/3 Machinery of Government Policy Group Jul. 1975-Feb. 1976
CRD 4/13/17 Machinery of Government Policy Group (PG 41/75) 1976
CRD 4/13/4 Machinery of Government Policy Group Feb. 1976-Jun. 1976
CRD 4/13/5 Machinery of Government Policy Group Jun. 1976-Mar. 1977
CRD 4/13/6 Machinery of Government Policy Group Mar. 1977-Nov. 1978
CRD 4/13/7 Public Sector Policy Group May-Jul. 1975
CRD 4/13/8 Public Sector Policy Group Jul.-Oct. 1975
CRD 4/13/9 Public Sector Policy Group Nov. 1975
CRD 4/13/10 Public Sector Policy Group Dec. 1975-Jul. 1976
CRD 4/13/11 Public Sector Policy Group Nov. 1976-Jul. 1977
CRD 4/13/12 Public Sector Man Power Policy Group Oct. 1976-Apr. 1977
CRD 4/13/16 Public Sector Policy Group on the Machinery of Government 1975-1976
CRD 4/13/13 Public Service Pay and Pensions Policy Group: Papers and report 1975-1976
CRD 4/13/14 Public Expenditure 1977-78, including UK defence expenditure 1978-80

    Media and Publicity, 1972-1985

CRD 4/14/1 Media/Broadcasting Committee: Minutes 1972-1979
CRD 4/14/2 Film Industry notes and correspondence 1975
CRD 4/14/3 Film Industry notes and correspondence, including Policy Group report 1976
CRD 4/14/4 The Right Approach 1976
CRD 4/14/5 The Right Approach 1976
CRD 4/14/6 The Right Approach 1976
CRD 4/14/7 The Right Approach 1976
CRD 4/14/8 The Right Approach to the Economy 1977
CRD 4/14/9 Publications: Quarterly Review editorial file 1980
CRD 4/14/10 Publications: Artwork for Quarterly Review 1980
CRD 4/14/11 Publications: The Quarterly Review 1980-1982
CRD 4/14/12 Publications: Research, reviews, surveys, etc. 1976-1985

    Regional Policy/Devolution, 1973-1984

        General Regional Policy

CRD 4/15/1/1 Regional Policy Group papers: Minutes

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/7

Jul. 1974-Mar. 1979
CRD 4/15/1/2 Devolution Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/15/1/3 Devolution Policy Group: Minutes

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/8

Jan. 1975-Nov. 1976
CRD 4/15/1/4 Chris Patten's file on Devolution

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/10

Oct. 1975-Oct. 1976
CRD 4/15/1/5 Regional Policy Group papers (PG/90a/75)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/6

Nov. 1975-Jul. 1976
CRD 4/15/1/6 Chris Patten's file on Devolution

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/11

Nov. 1976-Mar. 1979

        Northern Ireland

CRD 4/15/2/1 The Irish Vote

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/3

Dec 1973-Jun 1980
CRD 4/15/2/2 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Northern Ireland Committee: minutes

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/1

Jan 1974-Dec 1975
CRD 4/15/2/3 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Northern Ireland Committee: Factfinding Sub-Committee: minutes

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/4

Jun 1975-May 1976
CRD 4/15/2/4 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Northern Ireland Committee: minutes

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/2

Jan 1976-Mar 1979
CRD 4/15/2/5 Alan Howarth's file on Northern Ireland

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/5

Jun. 1979-Dec. 1981
CRD 4/15/2/6 Northern Ireland: Papers and correspondence

Restrictions on Access: CLOSED

1976-84

        Scotland

CRD 4/15/3/1 Scottish Policy Group: Minutes and papers

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/9

Apr. 1975-Oct. 1976
CRD 4/15/3/2 Scottish Devolution: Conservative speeches

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/12

Sep. 1975-Oct. 1976
CRD 4/15/3/3 Devolution: Union Flag Group and the Scotland Bill

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/13

1977-8
CRD 4/15/3/4 Scotland/Devolution: General CRD file

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/14

Jan.-Feb. 1978
CRD 4/15/3/5 Scotland/Devolution: General CRD file

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/15

Mar. 1978
CRD 4/15/3/6 Scotland/Devolution: General CRD file

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/16

Apr.-Sep. 1978
CRD 4/15/3/7 General papers and Public Opinion Research: Scotland

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/17

Feb. 1979-Nov. 1981
CRD 4/15/3/8 Glasgow By-Election

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/18

1980

        Wales

CRD 4/15/4/1 Wales Policy Group (papers on Welsh issues)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/19

1975
CRD 4/15/4/2 Chris Patten's file on Wales

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/20

Dec. 1976-May 1979
CRD 4/15/4/3 Alan Howarth's file on Wales

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/15/21

Jan. 1980-Mar. 1981
CRD 4/15/4/4 A Welsh Conservative Party Discussion Paper 1982

    Opposition Monitoring, 1973-1985

        Labour Party

CRD 4/16/3 Labour Party split: Formation of a Centre Party 1979-1981
CRD 4/16/10 Labour Party Press Conference reports 1974
CRD 4/16/11 Conservatives monitoring the Labour Party 1975-1981
CRD 4/16/26 'Insight on Labour' briefings 1982-1984
CRD 4/16/28 Labour Party: General 1984-1985
CRD 4/16/29 Labour policy 1985

        SDP and the SDP/Liberal Alliance

CRD 4/16/43 Liberal Party Political Broadcasts Sep.-Oct. 1974
CRD 4/16/1 Liberals on race and immigration 1973-1976
CRD 4/16/2 The Liberal Party 1977-1981
CRD 4/16/4 Social Democrats Monitoring Group Jan.-Mar. 1981
CRD 4/16/5 Social Democrats Monitoring Group Apr.-Jun. 1981
CRD 4/16/6 Social Democrats Monitoring Group Jul.-Sep. 1981
CRD 4/16/7 Social Democrats Monitoring Group Oct.-Dec. 1981
CRD 4/16/8 Social Democrats Monitoring Group Jan.-May 1982
CRD 4/16/9 Alliance Manifesto briefing by CRD 1983
CRD 4/16/70 Typescript briefing notes on the Liberal-SDP Alliance, before and following the 1983 General Election

[Source unknown, but presumably Conservative Research Department. Includes transcript of speech by John Patten MP, Health Secretary, concerning Liberal-SDP Alliance propaganda during the election campaign]

1983
CRD 4/16/46 Alliance PR and the Constitution 1983-1984
CRD 4/16/48 SDP/Liberal policy May 1984-Dec. 1985
CRD 4/16/50 Liberal and SDP Alliance policy divisions 1985

        Other Party Political

CRD 4/16/67 Political Section Mar. 1974-Jan. 1982
CRD 4/16/13 Minutes of the first meeting of Liaison Group considering the question of inter-party links 5 Nov. 1975
CRD 4/16/14 Finance for Political Parties 1976-1980
CRD 4/16/12 Extremist Parties on the Left 1978-1981
CRD 4/16/68 Political Section Policy Groups 1979-1980
CRD 4/16/16 Politicians Interviews (Conservative and Labour): Press, radio, and television Sep.-Nov. 1979
CRD 4/16/17 Politicians Interviews (Conservative and Labour): Press, radio, and television Dec. 1979-Feb. 1980
CRD 4/16/18 Politicians Interviews (Conservative and Labour): Press, radio, and television Mar. 1980
CRD 4/16/19 Politicians Interviews (Conservative and Labour): Press, radio, and television Apr.-May 1980
CRD 4/16/20 Politicians Interviews (Conservative and Labour): Press, radio, and television Jun.-Aug. 1980
CRD 4/16/21 Finance for Political Parties: Articles 1980
CRD 4/16/22 Finance for Political Parties: Houghton Report news clippings 1980
CRD 4/16/23 Finance for Political Parties: News clippings; Houghton Report submission 1980
CRD 4/16/24 Finance for Political Parties: Houghton Report; miscellaneous 1980
CRD 4/16/69 Political Section 1980-1981
CRD 4/16/15 Conservative Party Finance 1981

    Policy Groups, General, 1974-1985

CRD 4/17/1 Policy Groups: Miscellaneous 1974
CRD 4/17/2 Opposition policy papers (Anne Bullock) 1974-1979
CRD 4/17/3 Policy Groups: People/members 1975
CRD 4/17/4 Policy Groups: Miscellaneous suggestions and ideas for policy 1975
CRD 4/17/5 Policy Groups: General administration (James Douglas) 1975
CRD 4/17/6 Policy: Miscellaneous 1975
CRD 4/17/7 Policy Groups: General 1975-1976
CRD 4/17/37 Public Service Pay and Pensions Policy Group (PG 10a/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/17/8 Policy Groups: Keith Joseph carbons 1975-1976
CRD 4/17/35 Keith Joseph Committee: Minutes, notes, and correspondence to/from Chris Patten, Keith Joseph, and Frances Pym, Nigel Forman 1975-1976
CRD 4/17/36 Keith Joseph Committee: Minutes, notes, and correspondence to/from Chris Patten, Keith Joseph, and Frances Pym, Nigel Forman Oct. 1975-1976
CRD 4/17/9 Policy Discussion meetings Nov. 1975-Jun. 1977
CRD 4/17/10 Policy Sub-Committee: Minutes and papers (James Douglas) Dec. 1975-Jul. 1977
CRD 4/17/11 Policy Groups: General (Anne Bullock) 1975-1978
CRD 4/17/12 Policy Sub-Committee: Minutes and papers (Chris Patten) Jul. 1975-May 1978
CRD 4/17/13 Policy Groups: General (includes Keith Joseph Committee) 1976
CRD 4/17/38 Reviving the Public Sector Policy Group 1976
CRD 4/17/14 Policies and pledges 1977-1978
CRD 4/17/15 Policy Groups: Miscellaneous 1977-1978
CRD 4/17/16 Policy Sub-Committee 1978
CRD 4/17/17 Policy search (Stepping Stones) Mar.-Jun. 1978
CRD 4/17/18 Conservative Policy Groups 1975-1979
CRD 4/17/19 Presentation of Policy and related general correspondence 1979
CRD 4/17/20 Study Groups: General 1979-1980
CRD 4/17/21 Study Groups 1980
CRD 4/17/22 Study Groups: Meeting 1979-1980
CRD 4/17/23 Study Groups: Letter Book 1980-1981
CRD 4/17/24 Carbons of Study Groups: Minutes/research (Peter Lilley) 1980-1981
CRD 4/17/25 Policy Groups: People/members 1982
CRD 4/17/26 Policy Groups: Press releases 1982
CRD 4/17/27 Policy Groups: Progress reports, assembly of information 1982
CRD 4/17/28 Policy Groups: People/membership lists 1983
CRD 4/17/39 Policy Groups: Terms of reference 1983
CRD 4/17/40 Policy Groups: Administration 1982-1983
CRD 4/17/41 Policy Groups: Work 1982-1983
CRD 4/17/42 Policy Groups: Guidance notes 1982-1983
CRD 4/17/29 Medium- and Long-term Policy Objectives 1984-1985

    Defence, 1974-1983

CRD 4/18/1 NATO Procurement Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/18/2 The Policy Document: Foreign Affairs and Defence (includes background papers) 1976
CRD 4/18/3 Defence: General 1979-1980
CRD 4/18/5 UK Defence Expenditures to 1979-1980 [1980?]
CRD 4/18/6 Defence: General 1980-1981
CRD 4/18/7 Nuclear weapons 1980-1982
CRD 4/18/9 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament correspondence 1981
CRD 4/18/10 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament May-Sep. 1981
CRD 4/18/11 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Oct. 1981-Apr. 1982

    Electoral Reform, 1974-1983

CRD 4/19/1 Electoral Reform: Speech notes, statistics, minutes 1972-1976
CRD 4/19/2 Hung Parliament 1974-1979
CRD 4/19/3 Alternative electoral systems 24 Jan. 1975
CRD 4/19/4 Electoral Reform (Chris Patten's file) 1975-1976
CRD 4/19/5 Electoral Reform: Memos and research 1975-1981

    Employment, 1974-1983

CRD 4/20/1 Self-Employed Policy Group (PG 61/75) 1976
CRD 4/20/2 Pay Research Unit (PRU) Aug. 1978
CRD 4/20/3 Pay Policy and unemployment Aug. 1978
CRD 4/20/4 Employment Policy Group: Correspondence 1982-1983
CRD 4/20/5 Employment Policy Group: General 1982-1983
CRD 4/20/6 Employment Policy Group: Papers 1982-1983
CRD 4/20/7 Employment Policy Group: Minutes 1982-1983
CRD 4/20/8 Employment Policy Group: Report 1983
CRD 4/20/14 Employment Policy Group (PG 83/3) 1982-1983
CRD 4/20/15 Employment Policy Group (PG 83/3) 1983

    Environment, 1974-1985

CRD 4/21/1 Pollution Policy Group (PG/35/75) c.1975
CRD 4/21/2 Town and Country Planning Policy Group (PG/37/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/21/3 Town and Country Planning Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/21/4 Water Cycle Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/21/5 Water Policy Group (PG/35/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/21/6 Water Cycle Policy Group (PG/35/75) 1976
CRD 4/21/7 Planning Policy Group 1976-1978
CRD 4/21/8 Land Use and Planning Policy Group 1977
CRD 4/21/9 Environment questionnaire (Sandy Walker) 1977-1979
CRD 4/21/11 Land and planning policy 1978
CRD 4/21/12 Policy Group on Recycling and Pollution c.1978
CRD 4/21/13 Land and planning 1978
CRD 4/21/10 Environment Policy Group 1977-1985
CRD 4/21/14 Statistics of planning applications 1980-1985

    Europe and the Common Market/EEC, 1974-1984

CRD 4/22/1 Europe Policy Group: Study papers 1971-1983
CRD 4/22/2 Europe: General (includes Law of the Sea material) 1972-1975
CRD 4/22/3 Referendum newspaper clippings 1972-1975
CRD 4/22/4 European Parliament: Direct Elections (1) Feb. 1972-Dec. 1975
CRD 4/22/5 European Parliament: Direct Elections (2) Jan.-Feb. 1976
CRD 4/22/6 European Parliament: Direct Elections (4) Apr. 1976-Apr. 1977
CRD 4/22/7 European Parliament: Direct Elections (5) May 1977-Mar. 1982
CRD 4/22/8 European Conservative Group 1972-1978
CRD 4/22/9 Conservative Pro-Europe Campaign for EEC Referendum (1) 1974
CRD 4/22/10 Conservative Pro-Europe Campaign for EEC Referendum (2) 1974-1975
CRD 4/22/11 Conservative Pro-Europe Campaign for EEC Referendum (3) 1975
CRD 4/22/12 Conservative Pro-Europe Campaign for EEC Referendum (4) 1975
CRD 4/22/13 Europe Co-ordinating Group: Minutes 1974-1975
CRD 4/22/14 European Parliament: 3 Mar. 1975 special meeting on EU 1975
CRD 4/22/15 European Economic Community (EEC) Referendum: G. Block press file 1975-1978
CRD 4/22/16 European Parliament: Correspondence, briefs 1975-1979
CRD 4/22/17 Direct Elections to European Parliament Policy Group (PG 76/75) 1976
CRD 4/22/18 European Parliament Direct Elections Policy Group 1976
CRD 4/22/19 European Conservative Group: Study days 24-26 May, 1976 1976
CRD 4/22/20 European Conservative Group: Policy, meetings and study days 1976-1977
CRD 4/22/21 European Conservative Group: General 1976-1977
CRD 4/22/22 European Parliament: Euro & industry 1977-1981
CRD 4/22/23 European Monetary System (EMS) 1978-1979
CRD 4/22/24 European Parliament: EEC aid policy 1976-1977
CRD 4/22/25 Study on the European Left 1978-1980
CRD 4/22/26 European Parliament: Trade & industry 1978-1980
CRD 4/22/27 European Parliament: EEC enlargement 1979
CRD 4/22/28 European Parliament: Correspondence, briefs 1979
CRD 4/22/29 Uniform Electoral Procedure (Europe) 1979-1980
CRD 4/22/30 European Parliament: Working Party on European Security 1980
CRD 4/22/31 Howarth: European correspondence 1980-1981
CRD 4/22/32 European Parliament: Energy 1980-1982
CRD 4/22/33 European Parliament: National Union Euro Coordinating Committee 1980-1982
CRD 4/22/34 European Community 1981
CRD 4/22/35 European Parliament: National Union Euro Coordinating Committee 1981-1982
CRD 4/22/36 Europe/EEC 1981-1983
CRD 4/22/37 Europe: Budget 1982
CRD 4/22/38 European Policy 1982-1983
CRD 4/22/39 Europe Policy Group: Report 1983
CRD 4/22/42 European Policy Group (PG 83/5) 1982-1983
CRD 4/22/43 European Policy Group (PG 83/5): Agenda and minutes 1983
CRD 4/22/44 European Policy Group (PG 83/5): Summary of recommendations 1983
CRD 4/22/45 European Policy Group (PG 83/5): Draft reports 1983
CRD 4/22/40 European Parliament: National Society: Euro Affairs Committee 1983-1984
CRD 4/22/41 Topical Points on Europe 1984

    Family Policy, 1974-1983

CRD 4/23/1 Social Service: Family Policy 1978-1979
CRD 4/23/2 Women 1978-1981
CRD 4/23/3 Family Policy 1979-1981
CRD 4/23/4 Issues raised at the WNAC (Women's National Advisory Committee) Feb. 1980
CRD 4/23/13 Family Policy Group: Correspondence (PG 83/6) 1982
CRD 4/23/14 Family Policy Group: Topics (PG 83/6) 1982
CRD 4/23/15 Family Policy Group: Women's affairs 1982
CRD 4/23/16 Family Policy Group: F. Mount paper (comments on) 1982
CRD 4/23/5 Family Policy Group: Summary 1983
CRD 4/23/17 Family Policy Group: Minutes and agenda (PG 83/6) 1982-1983

    Home Affairs, 1974-1983

CRD 4/24/1 Home Affairs Policy Groups 1971, 1976-77
CRD 4/24/2 Home Office Matters: Conservative Policy Papers (loose) 1973-1979
CRD 4/24/3 Home Office Administration 1974-1977
CRD 4/24/4 Police Affairs Study Group (PG 23/75) 1975
CRD 4/24/5 Police Policy Group 1975
CRD 4/24/6 Subversion Policy Group (PG 26/75) 1975
CRD 4/24/7 Subversion Policy Group 1975-1976
CRD 4/24/8 Home Office: Home Affairs Steering 1975-1976
CRD 4/24/9 Legal Policy 1975-1977
CRD 4/24/10 Race Relations and Immigration Policy Group 1975-1977
CRD 4/24/11 Subversion Policy Group, final report 1976
CRD 4/24/12 Head of Section Working File: Home Affairs key speeches 1977-1978
CRD 4/24/13 Home Affairs key speeches Mar. 1977-Aug. 1978
CRD 4/24/14 Home Affairs: Queen's Speech 1978
CRD 4/24/15 Corporate Strategy Guide: First Report of the Consumer Confidence and the Consumer Movement Jul. 1978
CRD 4/24/16 Animals and field sports 1978-1979
CRD 4/24/17 Conservative Policy Papers: Law and Order 1978-1983
CRD 4/24/18 Home Affairs Section 1979-1980
CRD 4/24/19 Home Affairs Section Policy Groups 1979-1981
CRD 4/24/20 Home Office, excluding immigration 1980-1981

    Industrial Policy, 1966-1985

CRD 4/25/1 The Aircraft Industry

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/165

Jul. 1966-May 1969
CRD 4/25/2 Committee on Statutory and Fiscal Burdens on Industry Correspondence

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/166

1967
CRD 4/25/3 Insurance Law/companies legislation

Includes:-

  • Conservative Research Department brief concerning the Insurance Companies Bill for House of Lords debate on 6th February 1973
  • Press releases and speech transcripts concerning the Policyholders Protection Bill, 1975
  • CRD briefs concerning the threatened nationalisation of banks, pharmaceuticals and insurance, 1976
  • Papers concerning the EEC’s draft Council Directives on Legal Expenses Insurance and Credit Insurance (Jan 1980), and the Coordination of Laws, Regulations and Administrative Provisions relating to Insurance Contracts (Sep 1980)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/71

Feb 1973-Dec 1982
CRD 4/25/4 Michael Niblock's file: Trade and industry briefs

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/94

1974-1975
CRD 4/25/5 Nationalised Industries and the Consumer Policy Group (PG 16/75) 1975
CRD 4/25/6 Industrial Policy Group (PG 90/75) 1975-1976
CRD 4/25/7 Nationalised Industries Policy

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/92

1976-1978
CRD 4/25/8 Proprietary Company Policy Group

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/107

Feb. 1977-Mar. 1978
CRD 4/25/9 Proprietary Company Policy Group

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/108

May-Oct. 1978
CRD 4/25/10 Policy for Nationalised Industry Jul. 1978
CRD 4/25/11 Construction Industry Campaign (anti-nationalisation)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/19

1978
CRD 4/25/12 Corporate Planning Group

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/20

1979
CRD 4/25/13 Trade and Industry briefs

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/170

Nov 1979-Jul 1981
CRD 4/25/14 Minutes of the Conservative Parliamentary Industry Committee (mostly chaired by Kenneth Baker)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/159

Jun 1979-Mar 1982
CRD 4/25/16 Trade - Richard Norton's letter book, Companies Bill

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/168

1980-1981
CRD 4/25/17 Trade - Richard Norton's letter book, Companies Bill

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/169

1981
CRD 4/25/18 CRD paper for PCC (Commerce Committee) - 'Renewal of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement'

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/167

17 Jun. 1981
CRD 4/25/22 Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/96

Dec. 1976-Nov. 1977
CRD 4/25/23 Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/97

Dec. 1977-Apr. 1978
CRD 4/25/24 Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/98

May-Oct. 1978
CRD 4/25/25 Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/99

1978
CRD 4/25/26 Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL)

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/100

Dec. 1978-Apr. 1980
CRD 4/25/27 Nationalised Industries Policy Group: Minutes Dec. 1982
CRD 4/25/29 Nationalised Industries Policy Group: Correspondence (PG 83/8) 1982
CRD 4/25/28 Nationalised Industries Policy Group: Report 1983
CRD 4/25/30 Nationalised Industries Policy Group: Agenda and minutes (PG 83/8) 1982-1983
CRD 4/25/15 Conservative Parliamentary Backbench Trade and Industry Committee minutes

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/160

1979-1985
CRD 4/25/19 A. Dunlop trade and industry letter book

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/163

1984
CRD 4/25/20 A. Dunlop trade and industry letter book

Note: Previous shelfmark: CRD 4/4/164

1984

    Local Government, 1974-1985

        Local Government Policy

CRD 4/26/1/1 Rules of Conduct/Salmon Report 1973-1982
CRD 4/26/1/2 Local Government Policy Groups: Local Government Rating Groups 1974-1975
CRD 4/26/1/3 Local Government Policy Groups: Local Government Finance 1974-1977
CRD 4/26/1/4 Local Government Policy Group (PG/34/75) 1975-1977
CRD 4/26/1/5 Local Authorities Jan. 1975-Mar. 1978
CRD 4/26/1/6 West Midlands County Council Bill 1975-1979
CRD 4/26/1/7 Irwin Bellow papers: Local Authorities 1975-1979
CRD 4/26/1/8 Local Government Policy Group (PG 34/75) 1976
CRD 4/26/1/9 Local Government reorganisation c.1976-1978
CRD 4/26/1/10 Local Authority waste (Tony Hutt) 1978-1979
CRD 4/26/1/11 Local Government Boundary Commission 1978-1979
CRD 4/26/1/12 Local Government administration c.1985

        Local Government Elections

CRD 4/26/2/1 1978 publicity materials 1978
CRD 4/26/2/2 Local Government elections Apr. 1980-Jun. 1981

    Public Opinion/Psephology, 1974-1984

CRD 4/27/1 Special Services (Opinion Research): Research on women

Contains:

  • A Survey on Women's Interests and Priorities (ORC/231, Mar. 1968)
  • Press notes: OECD High-Level Conference on the Employment of Women (Apr. 1980)
  • Poll Summary PS/68/5: Women's Interests and Problems (JATD/EMA, 11 Apr. 1968)
  • Research on women
  • Political Attitudes of Female Electors (ORC notes)
1968-1980
CRD 4/27/151 BMRB questionnaire 1972
CRD 4/27/3 Opinion Research Centre: Correspondence 1972-1975
CRD 4/27/4 Special Services (Opinion Research): Young voters

Contains:

  • Tory Youth Vote (Dave Hagger, NACE, Dec. 1974)
  • Letter/report: CRD to Saatchi & Saatchi on first-time voters (22 Jun. 1978)
  • 1973 Young Voters Study (ORC 41532)
  • Young Voters Study report (Hutchison & Spencer, 7 Oct. 1971
  • Proposals and Policies (youth) (Eldon Griffiths, Jan. 1964)
  • Youth Policy [early 1971]
  • New Voters (NV (72) 3) [Jan. 1972]
  • The Young Voter (RB, Jun. 1972)
  • Young Voters Campaign (RB, Sep. 1972)
  • Young Conservative Membership (26 Nov. 1975
  • Letter: A. Rowe to Roger Boaden on young voters (31 Mar. 1976
  • Research among Young People: Proposals for a Shared Cost Survey (Louis Harris Group, Aug. 1980)
1972-1980
CRD 4/27/5 Opinion Research Centre: Correspondence JATD[ouglas]

Includes:

  • Daily Issue Surveys (1974 GE) (ORC 47479, Oct. 1974)
  • Audience Research on PPBs, Party Election Broadcasts and Interviews on Current Affairs Programmes (1974 GE) (ORC 47482, Oct. 1974)
1974
CRD 4/27/6 Special Services (Opinion Research): Public attitudes hole count (JN 81172) 1974
CRD 4/27/7 Special Services (Opinion Research): 1974 GE research

Includes:

  • Special Constituency Surveys in Bolton West, Keighley and Hazelgrove (ORC 47461-3, Sep. 1974)
  • State of the Battle Survey No. 1 - Report (JD/VJB, 9 Sep. 1974)
  • General Election Oct. 1974 - State of the Battle, 2nd survey (ORC 47480, Oct. 1974)
  • State of the Battle Survey No. 2 - Report (JD/VJB, 5 Oct. 1974)
  • General Election Research: Issue Quickies (ORC, Sep.-Oct. 1974)
1974
CRD 4/27/8 Special Services (Opinion Research): Report on the 1974 General Election (BMRB/GJR/81214) Nov. 1974
CRD 4/27/9 Opinion Research: Summary of post-election surveys (1-3) 1974
CRD 4/27/10 Special Services (Opinion Research): Public attitudes Oct. 1974
CRD 4/27/11 Special Services (Opinion Research): Election results 1974, 1979
CRD 4/27/12 Opinion Research: Public Knowledge of Conservative Spokesmen on Television (1-2) (ORC/47450) 1974?
CRD 4/27/13 Special Services (Opinion Research): Pre-party conference survey

Includes:

  • An Interim Report on Qualitative Research Carried Out in Scotland (Harris, Jul. 1987)
1975
CRD 4/27/14 Special Services (Opinion Research): Government record survey 1975
CRD 4/27/15 Special Services (Opinion Research): Thatcher and election reform

Includes:

  • Public Attitudes to the Government's Pay and Prices Policies (ORC 47529, 8 Aug. 1975)
  • Snap Survey on Public Attitudes to Mrs Thatcher (ORC 47536, 1975)
1975
CRD 4/27/16 Special Services (Opinion Research): Conservative defectors in Scotland (report presented by Specialist Research Unit) Jan. 1975
CRD 4/27/17 Special Services (Opinion Research): Government & People (JATD/MJF) 3 Jul. 1975
CRD 4/27/18 Opinion Research: Taxation survey notes and report 1975-1976
CRD 4/27/19 Special Services (Opinion Research): Opinion Research Control Committee 1975-1977
CRD 4/27/20 Special Services (Opinion Research): ORC post-1975, Party Conference 1975 1975-1977
CRD 4/27/21 Special Services (Opinion Research): Wards reports (National Research Services raw data) 1976
CRD 4/27/22 Special Services (Opinion Research): Image & philosophy survey 1976
CRD 4/27/23 Special Services (Opinion Research): Devolution

Includes:

  • LCC/76/107: Devolution: A paper of options open to the Conservative Party (William Whitelaw, 26 Mar. 1976)
  • Meeting to consider proposed survey for devolutiona and Scotland (13 Oct. 1976)
  • Proportional representation in a Welsh Assembly (Christopher Ogg, 12 Nove. 1975)
  • ORC devolution survey key findings (DKB/JMH, 1 Dec. 1976)
1976
CRD 4/27/24 Special Services (Opinion Research): Saffron Walden by-election 1976
CRD 4/27/25 Special Services (Opinion Research): Workington group discussions 1976
CRD 4/27/26 Special Services (Opinion Research): Cambridge by-election 1976
CRD 4/27/27 Special Services (Opinion Research): Image survey (Thatcher) 1976
CRD 4/27/28 Opinion Research Centre: Public opinion (JAT Douglas memos and studies) 1976-77
CRD 4/27/29 Special Services (raw data): Devolution survey 1976-77
CRD 4/27/30 Special Services (Opinion Research): Youth Project Steering Committee 1977
CRD 4/27/31 Special Services (Opinion Research): Home Affairs policies 1977
CRD 4/27/32 Special Services (Opinion Research): Trades unions 1977
CRD 4/27/33 Special Services (Opinion Research): GLC issues & priorities survey planning 1977
CRD 4/27/34 Special Services (Opinion Research): Three main political parties survey planning 1977
CRD 4/27/35 Special Services (Opinion Research): Notes on a meeting to consider ORC Research on group discussions on draft political advertisements 1977
CRD 4/27/36 Special Services (raw data): Trade union surveys (596/59TJ) 1977
CRD 4/27/37 Special Services (raw data): Party strengths & weaknesses (596/53TJ) 1977
CRD 4/27/38 Special Services (raw data): Unknown survey (596/69CB) Jan. 1977
CRD 4/27/39 Special Services (raw data): Party strengths & weaknesses (596/33CB) Nov. 1976
CRD 4/27/40 Special Services (raw data): Attitudes to political parties/TV checks 1977-1978
CRD 4/27/41 Special Services (Opinion Research): Women and voting

Contains:

  • Women's Suffrage: The Role of the Moderates (GDMB/RME, 30 Jun. 1978)
  • Women and Voting (Keith Britto/Chris Patten, 20 Feb. 1978)
  • The Role of Women in Politics (John Clemens, Marplan Europe, Feb. 1978)
1978
CRD 4/27/42 Special Services (Opinion Research): European Campaign Information Surveys 1978-1979
CRD 4/27/43 Special Services (Opinion Research): Survey of family policy

Contains:

  • Memo: Proposed survey on family policy (Mockler to Britto, 10 Nov. 1977)
  • Notes for survey on family policy (JFH/SO'B, 21 Sep. 1977
  • Memo: Families with children (Bellairs, 19 Jul. 1977)
  • Distribution list
1977-1978
CRD 4/27/44 Special Services (Opinion Research): Public opinion on North Sea oil

Contains:

  • Distribution list
  • Memo: Public opinion on the North Sea (Britto, 7 Dec. 1977)
1977-1978
CRD 4/27/45 Special Services (Opinion Research): Manchester Moss Side and Penistone report (DKB/SM, 20 Jun. 1978) 1978
CRD 4/27/46 Special Services (Opinion Research): Summary of surveys in three marginal seats (ORC, Aug. 1978) 1978
CRD 4/27/47 Special Services (Opinion Research): Law and Order Campaign Committee minutes (discusses survey) 16 Mar. 1978
CRD 4/27/48 Special Services (Opinion Research): Taxation

Contains:

  • Taxation survey report (Peter Cropper, 10 Apr. 1978)
  • Memo and notes: Taxation (Cropper to Ridley, 18 Dec. 1978)
  • Taxation survey analysis (Britto to Cropper, 23 Jan. 1979)
  • Memo: Taxation - A survey? (Howe, 12 Feb. 1979)
1978-1979
CRD 4/27/49 Special Services (Opinion Research): General political survey

Contains:

  • General political survey report (Britto, 25 May 1978)
  • Note on competence of Labour (Britto, 8 May 1978)
1978
CRD 4/27/50 Special Services (Opinion Research): Future of the economy

Contains:

  • The Electorate's Views on the Future of the Economy (survey report, Ridley/Britto, Oct. 1978)
  • Proud to be British? (Britto to Ridley, 26 Oct. 1978)
1978
CRD 4/27/51 Special Services (Opinion Research): Public attitude survey notes Sep. 1978
CRD 4/27/52 Special Services (Opinion Research): Attitudes of the electorate towards Rhodesia (Britto's notes) 21 Mar. 1979
CRD 4/27/53 Special Services (Opinion Research): 1979 GE Weekend television interviews

Contains transcripts of two interviews on Weekend World:

  • 1 April 1979: Election 1979 background and interviews with academics
  • 8 April 1979: Trade Union issues with Albert Booth, David Penhaligon and James Prior
  • Background stats for 1 April 1979
1979
CRD 4/27/54 Special Services (Opinion Research): 1979 GE PPB surveys

  • 1 May: Conservative PEB questions
  • March: Conservative PEB questions
  • PEB drafts
  • Audience reaction to a Labour and Conservative Party election broadcasts, 22 Mar., 17 Apr.-May 1979 (ORC)
  • Britto's report on 22 Mar. survey (27 Mar. 1979)

1979
CRD 4/27/55 Special Services (Opinion Research): Image survey report draft (Britto) 2 Jan. 1980
CRD 4/27/56 Special Services (Opinion Research): Communication Research for a PPB - An Outline Discussion Paper (Saatchi & Saatchi, J. 3453) 2 Nov. 1979
CRD 4/27/57 Special Services (Opinion Research): Liverpool Edge Hill survey questionnaire and summary Feb. 1979
CRD 4/27/58 Special Services (Opinion Research): Campaign literature survey
  • Survey on Reactions to Conservative Research Department Literature (May 1979 GE - CRD, 15 Aug. 1979)
  • Survey of Campaign Literature 1979 - Codebook
  • Survey of Campaign Literature 1979 - Summary results
  • Memo: Further thoughts on CRD and Party publications (Britto to Howart, 2 Jan. 1980)
  • Report of Survey of Campaign Literature Oct. 1974
  • Raw data: Campaign literature survye results (1979)
  • Campaign literature questionnaire
1979
CRD 4/27/59 Special Services (Opinion Research): 'Quickie' surveys, 1979 GE 10-28 Apr. 1979
CRD 4/27/60 Special Services (Opinion Research): State of Battle surveys, 1979 GE
  • State of the Battles surveys 1-4 (ORC)
  • Political Attitudes in Con/Lib Marginal Constituencies (ORC)
  • Political Attitudes in some Constituencies with Sizeable Liberal Votes in Oct. 1974 (ORC)
  • A Survey on Politics in Scotland (Parts 1-4) (ORC)
  • Voting intention notes and tables
Apr. 1979
CRD 4/27/61 Special Services (Opinion Research): 1979 GE: Viewers' Attitudes towards Television Coverage ( 1979
CRD 4/27/62 Special Services (Opinion Research): Mrs. Thatcher's January PPB Survey notes and questionnaire Jan. 1979
CRD 4/27/63 Public opinion on Europe and direct elections (Britto) 1 Mar. 1979
CRD 4/27/64 Labour record survey (Britto) 8 Mar. 1979
CRD 4/27/65 Special Services (Opinion Research): Next election campaign

Contains:

  • Opinion research during the next general election campaign (DKB/SM, 29 Mar. 1978
  • Opinion research during the next general election campaign (DKB/SM, 13 Sep. 1978
  • Possible questions for Scottish State of the Battle survey (DKB/SM, Aug. 1978
  • Possible questions for GE surveys (cvh, 7 Aug. 1978
  • Opinion research conducted since Apr. 1977 (DKB/SM, 6 Jul. 1978)
  • Possible questions: Quickie surveys
  • Draft question list for Election 'Benchmark' Survey
  • General Election TV surveys (John Hanvey, 19 Jul. 1977)
  • Post-debate questionnaires
  • Minutes of 'Warbook' meeting, 29 Apr. [1978]
pre-1979 GE
CRD 4/27/66 Special Services (Opinion Research): Post-budget survey raw data (JN 47914 and 47958) 1979-1980
CRD 4/27/67 Special Services (Opinion Research): Economic survey raw data (JN 48052)) Nov. 1980
CRD 4/27/68 Special Services (Opinion Research): Monthly tracking data Nov. 1979-Dec. 1980
CRD 4/27/69 Special Services (Opinion Research): European Values Pilot Study - Comments on the British Data (Survey Unit, Polytechnic of North London) Jul. 1980
CRD 4/27/70 Special Services (Opinion Research): Public Opinion in the European Community: Autumn 1980 (No. 14, Commission of the EC) 1980
CRD 4/27/71 Special Services (Opinion Research): Grievance

Contains:

  • Attitudes to Life surveys (Jul. 1980)
  • Research to Investigate the Concept of Grievance - Report (Louis Harris, Oct. 1980)
1980
CRD 4/27/72 Special Services (Opinion Research): Steel & steel towns

Contains:

  • National Survey of Attitudes to Industrial Unrest draft topic list (ORC 47955)
  • Survey in the Steel Towns draft report (ORC 47953/4, Jan. 1980)
  • Second Survey in Industrial Areas questionnaire (ORC 47954, Jan. 1980)
  • Third Survey in Industrial Areas questionnaire (ORC 47959, Mar. 1980)
  • Timetable on which the first Steelworkers Survey was conducted (Britto, 22 Jan. 1980)
  • Survey in Steel Towns - top line results (17 Jan. 1980)
  • Second Survey in Steel Towns - top lines results (23 Jan. 1980
  • Trade Union Survey reports and notes
  • BSC annual report and clippings
1980
CRD 4/27/73 Special Services (Opinion Research): 12 Mar. PPB survey

Contains:

  • Breakdown of 12 Mar. PPB survey (Britto, 24 Apr. 1980)
  • Verbatim comments from survey
  • Raw data results (47957)
  • Draft questionnaire
  • PPB research planning
  • Report: Audience reaction to Mrs. Thatcher's reply to the Prime Ministerial broadcast (47872 - draft and final)
1980
CRD 4/27/74 Special Services (Opinion Research): Public Attitudes on a Range of Economic Issues and Spring Survey (KB/SEN) Jun. 1980
CRD 4/27/75 Special Services (Opinion Research): Electorate attitudes to PPB draft questions 1980
CRD 4/27/76 Special Services (Opinion Research): Government policy/U-turns
  • Attitudes to Synchro-Pay
  • Synchro-Pay questionnaire and draft
  • Attitudes to Governmental Policies and 'U-turns'
  • Government U-Turns: Discussion document (ORC)
1980
CRD 4/27/77 Special Services (Opinion Research): Readership 'Quickie' survey questionnaire and findings 1980
CRD 4/27/78 Opinion Research: Sampling of answers to open-ended questions (CQ 696-700) 1980
CRD 4/27/79 Opinion Research: Sampling of answers to open-ended questions (CQ 701-708) Jan.-Mar. 1980
CRD 4/27/80 Opinion Research: Sampling of answers to open-ended questions (CQ 709-712) Mar. 1980
CRD 4/27/81 Opinion Research: Sampling of answers to open-ended questions (CQ 713-717) Apr.-May 1980
CRD 4/27/82 Opinion Research: Sampling of answers to open-ended questions (CQ 718-734) May-Sep. 1980
CRD 4/27/83 Special Services (Opinion Research): Scottish surveys
  • The Conservative Party in Scotland (OR Ltd)
  • Survey in Scotland - marked up questionnaire
  • Political Attitudes of the Scots (ORC, 48057, Dec. 1980)
1980-1981
CRD 4/27/84 Special Services (Opinion Research): Greater London survey
  • Attitudes of Electors in Greater London (ORC)
  • Public Opinion in London - headline results (Feb. 1981)
  • Public Opinion Background (paper given by K. Britto at GLC Candidates Conference, 31 Jan. 1981)
  • London survey draft topic list
  • Some thoughts on background public opinion research for the 1981 GLC elections (Britto, 10 Sep. 1980)
  • Outline proposal: Research in London
1980-1981
CRD 4/27/85 Special Services (Opinion Research): Attitude towards Europe

Includes:

  • 48055/3: Public Attitudes towards Europe and European Institutions (Opinion Research Centre, Aug. 1980
  • 48123: Attitudes towards Europe - Group Discussions (Opinion Research Centre, Nov. 1981
1980-1981
CRD 4/27/86 Special Services (Opinion Research): Unemployment

Contains:

  • Attitudes to Unemployment report
  • Quality of Life questionnaire (ORC 48058)
  • Notes on strategy
  • Unemployment survey: Preliminary interviews notes (ORC)
1980
CRD 4/27/87 Special Services (Opinion Research): Post-budget survey raw data (JN 48061) 1981
CRD 4/27/110 Special Services (Opinion Research): BRMB Questionnaire 1972
CRD 4/27/111 Special Services (Opinion Research): Economy of Britain survey (R51883) [1981]
CRD 4/27/112 Special Services (Opinion Research): Report and correspondence on a Survey of the Public's Understanding of Economic Affairs in Britain (R51883) May 1981
CRD 4/27/89 Special Services (Opinion Research): Political party images headline results 1982
CRD 4/27/90 Special Services (Opinion Research): Post-budget survey raw data (JN 48214) 1982
CRD 4/27/91 Special Services (Opinion Research): Public attitudes to private medicine draft 1983
CRD 4/27/92 Special Services (Opinion Research): Family

  • Draft and final questionnaire
  • Hanvey to Britto: Preliminary notes (Nov. 1982)
  • Invoice correspondence

1983
CRD 4/27/93 Special Services (Opinion Research): Post-budget survey raw data (JN 48328) 1983
CRD 4/27/94 Special Services (Opinion Research): Operation Fast Feedback
  • Fast feedback reports: 17 May-6 Jun. 1983
  • Correspondence and weekly summaries
1983
CRD 4/27/88 Special Services (Opinion Research): Saatchi & Saatchi correspondence 1981-1984
CRD 4/27/95 Special Services (Opinion Research): European Elections 1984: Findings of the first 'State of the Battle' survey (Harris) May 1984
CRD 4/27/131 Special Services (Opinion Research): Euro election campaign; publicity & advertising

Includes:

  • Direct mail planning documents
  • UK Joint Information Campaign budget documents
  • Approaching Jun. 1984: Discussion and Proposals (LandsdownEuro presentation to the EDG)
  • Presentation to EDG (Saatchi & Saatchi, Jan. 1983)
  • 1984 Euro election planning documents
1983-1984
CRD 4/27/132 Special Services (Opinion Research): Euro election info campaign 1983-1984

    Overseas Aid, 1974-1983

CRD 4/28/1 Conservative aid policy 1978-1979

    Party Conferences, 1974-1983

CRD 4/29/1 Mrs Thatcher's conference speech 1978
CRD 4/29/2 Conference resolutions 1979

    General Elections, 1974-1985

        Elections, General

CRD 4/30/1/1 Special Services: European direct elections (inc. appendices) 1975-1976
CRD 4/30/1/2 Special Services: European direct elections (inc. Report & Conference) 1976-1977
CRD 4/30/1/3 Special Services: European direct elections (political consequences) 1977
CRD 4/30/1/4 Special Services: European direct elections (consequences of White Paper) 1977
CRD 4/30/1/5 Special Services: European direct elections (Boundary Commission proposals) 1977-1978
CRD 4/30/1/6 Questions of Policy: James Douglas Exercise 1977
CRD 4/30/1/7 Questions of Policy Committee 1977-1983
CRD 4/30/1/8 Questions of Policy: Supporting papers 1978
CRD 4/30/1/9 Election publicity 1978
CRD 4/30/1/10 Boundary Commission: Correspondence (internal and external, esp. Lord Thorneycroft), reports, planning 1978-1980
CRD 4/30/1/11 Legal & election regulations 1979-1980

        1984 European Elections

CRD 4/30/2/1 Community Budget 1981
CRD 4/30/2/2 Special Services - European Elections: Uniform elections procedure 1981-1983
CRD 4/30/2/3 1984 European Elections: Joint Information Campaign 1983
CRD 4/30/2/4 European Elections Manifesto Sub-Group 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/5 1984 European Election: Howe Group/Howe Committee 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/6 1984 European Election: Organisation and strategy (1) 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/7 1984 European Election: Euro Election Info Campaign 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/8 1984 European Election: Euro Election Campaign, Publicity & Advertising 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/9 1984 European Election: European Campaign Committee 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/10 1984 European Election: Rifkind Committee (includes material on animal welfare and European Policy Sub-Group papers) 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/11 1984 European Election: Handbook 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/12 1984 European Election: Questions of Policy Committee 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/13 1984 European Election: Memos 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/14 1984 European Election: Briefs, publicity, negotiations 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/15 1984 European Election: Briefing background, Conservative record 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/16 1984 European Election: Information campaign 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/17 Special Services - 1984 Euro Elections: Briefing material 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/18 Special Services - European Elections: Preparations 1983-1984
CRD 4/30/2/19 1984 European Election: General (includes a hand written note to Chairman from Margaret Thatcher) 1984
CRD 4/30/2/20 1984 European Election: Press conferences releases 1984
CRD 4/30/2/21 1984 European Election: Daily press summaries 1984
CRD 4/30/2/22 1984 European Election: The Press briefings 1984
CRD 4/30/2/23 1984 European Election: Issues 1984
CRD 4/30/2/24 1984 European Election: Key points for Minister; Candidates' briefings 1984
CRD 4/30/2/25 1984 European Election: Briefings 1984
CRD 4/30/2/26 1984 European Election: Blue Book 1984
CRD 4/30/2/27 1984 European Election: Speakers Notes 1984
CRD 4/30/2/28 1984 European Election: CRD Director Administration 1984
CRD 4/30/2/29 1984 European Election: General (2) 1984
CRD 4/30/2/30 1984 European Election: General (3) 1984
CRD 4/30/2/31 1984 European Election: European Democratic Group (EDG), 1984 Committee 1984
CRD 4/30/2/32 1984 European Election: European Democratic Group (EDG), allocation, seating, etc. 1984
CRD 4/30/2/33 1984 European Election: Election memoranda (publications, etc) 1984
CRD 4/30/2/34 1984 European Election: Howe Committee, minutes and papers 1984
CRD 4/30/2/35 1984 European Election: Agents' postmortem. 1984
CRD 4/30/2/36 1984 European Election: Background material 1984
CRD 4/30/2/37 1984 European Election: Conservative campaign strategy 1984
CRD 4/30/2/38 1984 European Election: Miscellaneous 1984
CRD 4/30/2/39 1984 European Election: A review of the part played by the CRD and the EDG Secretariat, with recommendations (a postmortem) 1984
CRD 4/30/2/40 1984 European Election: Publications and correspondence 1984
CRD 4/30/2/41 1984 European Election: CBI and SNP Manifestos 1984
CRD 4/30/2/42 1984 European Election: Record of the Parliament; Questions of Policy 1984
CRD 4/30/2/43 1984 European Election: Questions of Policy and Politics Today 1984
CRD 4/30/2/44 1984 European Election: Questions of Policy 1984
CRD 4/30/2/45 1984 European Election: Manifesto, including comments on drafts 1984
CRD 4/30/2/46 1984 European Election: Conservative Manifesto Briefing 1984
CRD 4/30/2/47 1984 European Election: Labour Manifesto 1984
CRD 4/30/2/48 1984 European Election: Alliance Manifesto 1984
CRD 4/30/2/49 1984 European Election: The Harris Research Centre opinion research (First European Monitoring Survey, Second European Monitoring Survey, Public Attitudes to Europe, State of Battle Survey) 1984
CRD 4/30/2/50 1984 European Election: Campaign printing estimates 1984
CRD 4/30/2/51 1984 European Election: EDG press releases May-Jul. 1984

        1974 General Election

CRD 4/30/4/1 1974 General Election: Manifesto ideas Jun. 1971-Jan. 1972
CRD 4/30/4/2 1974 General Election: Correspondence regarding Feb. 1974 general election Jun. 1972-Jan. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/3 1974 General Election: Arrangements 1972-1974
CRD 4/30/4/4 1974 General Election: Appendices on election dates (A through E) 1973
CRD 4/30/4/5 1974 General Election: Chequers (general election timings) Mar.-Apr. 1973
CRD 4/30/4/6 1974 General Election: Manifesto - Wales Jun. 1973
CRD 4/30/4/7 1974 General Election: Manifesto - West Country Jul.-Nov. 1973
CRD 4/30/4/8 1974 General Election: Manifesto - Scotland Jun. 1973-Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/9 1974 General Election: Election Office instructions 1974
CRD 4/30/4/10 1974 General Election: Candidates' Lists 1974
CRD 4/30/4/11 1974 General Election: Single Questions log 1974
CRD 4/30/4/12 1974 General Election: Operational correspondence (A-J) 1974
CRD 4/30/4/13 1974 General Election: Operational correspondence (K-Z) 1974
CRD 4/30/4/14 1974 General Election: Outside organisations correspondence 1974
CRD 4/30/4/15 1974 General Election: Special answers 1974
CRD 4/30/4/16 1974 General Election: Admin (including lists) 1974
CRD 4/30/4/17 1974 General Election: Questionnaires 1974
CRD 4/30/4/18 1974 General Election: Questions of Policy Papers (including index) 1974
CRD 4/30/4/19 1974 General Election: Drafts for Welsh manifesto Jan.-Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/20 1974 General Election: Report by James Douglas Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/21 1974 General Election: Questions of Policy (David Clarke's file) Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/22 1974 General Election: Manifesto (4th draft) Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/23 1974 General Election: Broadcasting Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/24 1974 General Election: Election memoranda Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/25 1974 General Election: Daily Notes Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/26 1974 General Election: Circulars Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/27 1974 General Election: Mutual aid Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/28 1974 General Election: List of candidates Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/29 1974 General Election: Area Information Officers Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/30a 1974 General Election: Report (I) Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/30b 1974 General Election: Report (II) Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/31 1974 General Election: Leader Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/32 1974 General Election: Prime Minister's tours Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/33 1974 General Election: Election Agents Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/34 1974 General Election: Intelligence Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/35 1974 General Election: Constituency correspondence Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/36 1974 General Election: Organisation Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/37 1974 General Election: Publicity Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/38 1974 General Election: Results Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/39 1974 General Election: Welsh Manifesto Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/40 1974 General Election: Election I 28 Feb. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/41 1974 General Election: Manifesto, 4th draft (Wales and Scotland) Apr.-Sep. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/42 1974 General Election: Correspondence Aug. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/43 1974 General Election: Manifesto, 6th draft Aug. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/44 1974 General Election: manifesto, 7th draft Aug. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/45 1974 General Election: Draft Manifesto (background and briefing) Sep. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/46 1974 General Election: Manifesto subjects Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/47 1974 General Election: Correspondence Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/48 1974 General Election: Area correspondence Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/49 1974 General Election: Area Information Officers Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/50 1974 General Election: Candidates Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/51 1974 General Election: Broadcasting Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/52 1974 General Election: Organisation

Includes:

  • The Election in the Constituencies: A report on the October 1974 General Election from 400 election agents
Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/53 1974 General Election: Leader's tours Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/54 1974 General Election: Leader, general Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/55 1974 General Election: Designs and layout for election literature and posters (CCO) Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/56 1974 General Election: Publicity Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/57 1974 General Election: Intelligence Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/58 1974 General Election: Intelligence Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/59 1974 General Election: Reports Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/60 1974 General Election: Reports Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/61 1974 General Election: Reports Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/62 1974 General Election: Circulars Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/63 1974 General Election: Postal votes Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/64 1974 General Election: Appeal letters Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/65 1974 General Election: Election memoranda Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/66 1974 General Election: Question of Policy (final versions) Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/67 1974 General Election: Media and advertising schedules Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/68 1974 General Election: Postmortem analysis Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/69 1974 General Election: Miscellaneous papers Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/70 1974 General Election: Wessex Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/71 1974 General Election: Scotland Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/72 1974 General Election: Election II 10 Oct. 1974
CRD 4/30/4/73 1974 General Election: Leader Oct. 1974-1976
CRD 4/30/4/74 1974 General Election: Analysis of GE questionnaire replies 1975
CRD 4/30/4/75 1974 General Election: CRD report 1975-1976

        1979 General Election

CRD 4/30/5/1 1979 General Election: Election papers 1974-1978
CRD 4/30/5/2 1979 General Election: Correspondence with MPs 1974-1979
CRD 4/30/5/3 1979 General Election: Publications 1974-1979
CRD 4/30/5/4 Critical Seats Unit: Miscellaneous breakdowns 1976
CRD 4/30/5/5 1979 General Election: General (vol. 1) Nov. 1976-Jan. 1978
CRD 4/30/5/6 1979 General Election: General (vol. 2) Jan.-May 1978
CRD 4/30/5/7 1979 General Election: General (vol. 3) May 1978-Jul. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/8 1979 General Election: Campaign Guide 1976-1979
CRD 4/30/5/9 1979 General Election: Critical seats DIY surveys 1977
CRD 4/30/5/10 1979 General Election: Preparation for Government Policy Group 1976-1979
CRD 4/30/5/11 1979 General Election: Preparation for Government Policy Group Oct.-Dec. 1977
CRD 4/30/5/12 1979 General Election: Preparation for Government Policy Group 1978
CRD 4/30/5/13 1979 General Election: John Cope (political advisor's role) Aug. 1977-Jun. 1978
CRD 4/30/5/14 1979 General Election: Papers prepared by Chris Patten and James Douglas 1977-1979
CRD 4/30/5/15 1979 General Election: Arrangements (Chris Mockler) 1977-1979
CRD 4/30/5/16 1979 General Election: Strategy 1977-1979 (vol. I) 1977-1979
CRD 4/30/5/17 1979 General Election: Strategy 1977-1979 (vol. II) 1977-1979
CRD 4/30/5/18 1979 General Election: Strategy 1977
CRD 4/30/5/19 1979 General Election: Officers, general memos 1977-1980
CRD 4/30/5/20 1979 General Election: Manifesto, printers' copy 1978
CRD 4/30/5/21 1979 General Election: Election initiatives 1978
CRD 4/30/5/22 1979 General Election: 1978 campaign 1978
CRD 4/30/5/23 1979 General Election: 1978 campaign 1978
CRD 4/30/5/24 1979 General Election: The Shorter Manifesto, CRD 1978
CRD 4/30/5/25 1979 General Election: Briefing and publicity 1978
CRD 4/30/5/26 1979 General Election: Briefing and publicity 1978
CRD 4/30/5/27 David Nicholson: Corporate Strategy Guide 1978 1978
CRD 4/30/5/28 Special Services: Election Planning Group meetings 1978
CRD 4/30/5/29 Special Services: Campaign Planning Group (CCO papers) 1978
CRD 4/30/5/30 Special Services: Campaign Planning Group (papers produced) 1978
CRD 4/30/5/31 Special Services: Campaign Planning Group (background papers not produced by KB) 1974, 1978
CRD 4/30/5/32 1979 General Election: Manifesto briefing (anonymous notes) 1978
CRD 4/30/5/33 1979 General Election: Manifesto Jul.-Aug. 1978
CRD 4/30/5/34 1979 General Election: Critical Seats Unit 1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/35 1979 General Election: Critical Seats Unit background correspondence 1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/36 1979 General Election: Policy initiatives 1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/37 1979 General Election: Preparation 1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/38 1979 General Election: Saatchi & Saatchi (Garland Compton Ltd.) 1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/39 1979 General Election: Conversations 1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/40 1979 General Election: Information Room 1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/41 1979 General Election: Planning 1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/42 1979 General Election: Critical Seats profiles c.1978-1979
CRD 4/30/5/43 1979 General Election: Keith Joseph Committee Jan. 1978-Mar. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/44 1979 General Election: Election file Jul. 1978-Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/45 1979 General Election: Strategy Aug. 1978-Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/46 1979 General Election: Conservative press conferences Aug. 1978-Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/47 1979 General Election: Campaigns Committee Nov. 1978-Jan. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/48 1979 General Election: Correspondence regarding 1979 general election Nov. 1978-Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/49 1979 General Election: Priorities Dec. 1978-Jan. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/50 1979 General Election: Manifesto 1979
CRD 4/30/5/51 1979 General Election: Nick True's Manifesto notes 1979
CRD 4/30/5/52 1979 General Election: Manifesto briefing, Economic Section c.1979
CRD 4/30/5/53 1979 General Election: Conservative and Labour Manifesto briefings 1979
CRD 4/30/5/54 1979 General Election: Home Affairs Section 1979
CRD 4/30/5/55 1979 General Election: Ministerial dossier - prices 1979
CRD 4/30/5/56 1979 General Election: Ministerial dossier - housing 1979
CRD 4/30/5/57 1979 General Election: Ministerial dossier - Home Affairs (immigration and race relations; protecting the citizen) 1979
CRD 4/30/5/58 1979 General Election: Ministerial briefing, Scottish Office 1979
CRD 4/30/5/59 1979 General Election: Wales 1979
CRD 4/30/5/60 1979 General Election: Miscellaneous 1979
CRD 4/30/5/61 1979 General Election: Speech modules 1979
CRD 4/30/5/62 1979 General Election: Opinion research during election 1979
CRD 4/30/5/63 1979 General Election: Results 1979
CRD 4/30/5/64 1979 General Election: Direct Labour proposals 1979
CRD 4/30/5/65 1979 General Election: Newspaper clippings 1979
CRD 4/30/5/66 1979 General Election: Candidates' Lists 1979
CRD 4/30/5/67 1979 General Election: Ecology Party candidates 1979
CRD 4/30/5/68 1979 General Election: Mrs. Thatcher - The State of the Battle, Memos 1979
CRD 4/30/5/69 Special Services: Date of 1979 GE 1979
CRD 4/30/5/70 1979 General Election: Contact phone number and CCO night line 1979
CRD 4/30/5/71 1979 General Election: Meal arrangements 1979
CRD 4/30/5/72 1979 General Election: General administration 1979
CRD 4/30/5/73 1979 General Election: Secretaries OT 1979
CRD 4/30/5/74 1979 General Election: Campaigns Committee Jan.-Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/75 1979 General Election: Labour's Manifesto Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/76 1979 General Election: Office instructions Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/77 1979 General Election: Questions of Policy Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/78 1979 General Election: Working lunches - minutes Apr. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/79 1979 General Election: Key points Apr.-May 1979
CRD 4/30/5/80 1979 General Election: Smears Apr.-May 1979
CRD 4/30/5/81 1979 General Election: Smears Apr.-May 1979
CRD 4/30/5/82 1979 General Election: General Apr.-May 1979
CRD 4/30/5/83 1979 General Election: Opinion research Apr.-Jun. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/84 1979 General Election: General Election paper by Lord Thorneycroft (Chairman) May 1979
CRD 4/30/5/85 1979 General Election: Post-election, public opinion on campaign itself May-Dec. 1979
CRD 4/30/5/86 1979 General Election: Questionnaires to the experts (Pinfield Exercise) 1979-1980
CRD 4/30/5/87 1979 General Election: Correspondence with Ministers 1979-1981
CRD 4/30/5/88 1979 General Election: PPB Research and drafts - Radio 1978
CRD 4/30/5/89 1979 General Election: PPB Research and drafts - TV and Cinema 1978
CRD 4/30/5/90 1979 General Election: Broadcast & PPB research and drafts 1976-1977

        1983 General Election

CRD 4/30/6/1 1983 General Election: Election preparations (Alan Howarth, Vice-Chairman) 1981
CRD 4/30/6/2 1983 General Election: Next General Election 1981-1982
CRD 4/30/6/3 1983 General Election: Policy, general 1981-1983
CRD 4/30/6/4 1983 General Election: Labour Party publications 1982-1983
CRD 4/30/6/5 1983 General Election: Manifesto material (Chris Mockler file) 1982-1983
CRD 4/30/6/6 1983 General Election: Preparations 1982-1983
CRD 4/30/6/7 1983 General Election: General statistics 1982-1983
CRD 4/30/6/8 1983 General Election: Campaign Guide 1983
CRD 4/30/6/9 1983 General Election: Campaign Guide 1983
CRD 4/30/6/10 1983 General Election: Conservative Manifesto Briefing 17 May 1983
CRD 4/30/6/11 1983 General Election: Manifesto, administration 1983
CRD 4/30/6/12 1983 General Election: Manifesto 1983
CRD 4/30/6/13 1983 General Election: Manifesto group, Scotland 1983
CRD 4/30/6/14 1983 General Election: Labour Manifesto briefing 16 May 1983
CRD 4/30/6/15 1983 General Election: Labour manifesto briefing correspondence 1983
CRD 4/30/6/16 1983 General Election: Liberal manifesto briefing May 1983
CRD 4/30/6/17 1983 General Election: War Book (general administration) 1983
CRD 4/30/6/18 1983 General Election: Administration 1983
CRD 4/30/6/19 1983 General Election: Questions of Policy - preparatory 1983
CRD 4/30/6/20 1983 General Election: Questions of Policy - general by subject index Jun. 1983
CRD 4/30/6/21 1983 General Election: Questions of Policy papers 1983
CRD 4/30/6/22 1983 General Election: Policy and procedure 1983
CRD 4/30/6/23 1983 General Election: Speakers Notes 1983
CRD 4/30/6/24 1983 General Election: Policy group briefs and Questions of Policy notes 1983
CRD 4/30/6/25 1983 General Election: Alphabetical Listing of Candidates and Conservative Candidates, v. I-III 1983
CRD 4/30/6/26 1983 General Election: Labour candidates 1983
CRD 4/30/6/27 1983 General Election: Environment election material 1983
CRD 4/30/6/28 1983 General Election: Election ephemera (literature, toy, badge) and Publicity Guide 1983
CRD 4/30/6/29 1983 General Election: Critical Seats Unit Feb.-May 1983
CRD 4/30/6/30 1983 General Election: Press conference briefs May-Jun. 1983
CRD 4/30/6/31 1983 General Election: Background papers for press conferences Jun. 1983
CRD 4/30/6/32 Party Political Broadcast (PPB): Defence, comments on draft Feb. 1983
CRD 4/30/6/33 1983 General Election: PPB Research and drafts 1980-1983
CRD 4/30/6/34 1983 General Election: A CRD View Jun. 1983
CRD 4/30/6/35 1983 General Election: Miscellaneous Jun. 1983

        1987 General Election

CRD 4/30/7/1 Strategy for Party Political Broadcasting (PPB) Feb 1981-Oct 1985

    Trade, 1974-1983

CRD 4/31/1 Trade Policy Group (PG 95/75); General Trade and Tariffs Sub-Group (PG 95a/75) 1975-76
CRD 4/31/2 Trade Policy Group (PG 95/75) 1975-76
CRD 4/31/3 Protection: Imports, trade (briefs, minutes) 1975-80
CRD 4/31/4 Overseas Trade: Worldwide (excluding Europe) 1978-82
CRD 4/31/5 Overseas Trade: Europe 1978-82
CRD 4/31/6 Overseas Trade: General 1978-82

    Parliament and the Constitution, 1974-1983

CRD 4/32/1 House of Lords I 1962-1980
CRD 4/32/2 House of Lords 1I 1975-1980
CRD 4/32/3 House of Lords reform 1969-1980
CRD 4/32/4 House of Lords 1975
CRD 4/32/5 Bill of Rights Policy Group (PG 42/75) 1975-1976

    Critical/Marginal Seats, 1974-1983

CRD 4/33/7 Special Services: Critical seats 1969-1976
CRD 4/33/1 Special Services: Critical seats exercise (Joan Varley) 1974, 1977
CRD 4/33/2 Special Services: Critical seats exercise (Joan Varley) 1974-1977
CRD 4/33/3 Critical Seats: Stuart Newman file 1969-1976
CRD 4/33/4 Special Services: Critical seats 1975-1976
CRD 4/33/5 Special Services: Critical seats 1976
CRD 4/33/6 Critical Seats: Service Postal Voters 1978
CRD 4/33/8 Special Services: Critical Seats Assessment 1982

    By-Elections, 1974-1985

CRD 4/34/1 By-elections: Results since 1945, voting trends 1973-1976
CRD 4/34/2 1974 By-elections: South Worcestershire (overtaken by GE) 1974
CRD 4/34/3 1974 By-elections: Newham South 1974
CRD 4/34/4 1975 By-elections: West Woolwich 1975
CRD 4/34/5 1975 By-elections: Walsall North 1975
CRD 4/34/6 1976 By-elections: Thurrock 1976
CRD 4/34/7 1976 By-elections: Newcastle Central 1976
CRD 4/34/8 1976 By-elections: Coventry North West 1976
CRD 4/34/9 1976 By-elections: Rotherham 1976
CRD 4/34/10 1976 By-elections: Workington 1976
CRD 4/34/11 1976 By-elections: Carshalton 1976
CRD 4/34/12 1976 By-elections: Cambridge 1976
CRD 4/34/13 1976 By-elections: The Wirral 1976
CRD 4/34/14 1977 By-elections: Bournemouth East 1977
CRD 4/34/15 1977 By-elections: Saffron Walden 1977
CRD 4/34/16 1977 By-elections: Birmingham Ladywood 1977
CRD 4/34/17 1977 By-elections: Ashfield 1977
CRD 4/34/18 1977 By-elections: Grimsby 1977
CRD 4/34/19 1977 By-elections: Cities of London and Westminster South 1977
CRD 4/34/20 1977 By-elections: Birmingham Stechford 1977
CRD 4/34/21 By-election background notes for distribution 1977-79
CRD 4/34/22 1978 By-elections: Wycombe 1978
CRD 4/34/23 1978 By-elections: Garscadden 1978
CRD 4/34/24 1978 By-elections: Ilford North 1978
CRD 4/34/25 1978 By-elections: Lambeth Central 1978
CRD 4/34/26 1978 By-elections: Moss side 1978
CRD 4/34/27 1978 By-elections: Penistone 1978
CRD 4/34/28 1978 By-elections: Epsom 1978
CRD 4/34/29 1978 By-elections: Hamilton 1978
CRD 4/34/30 1978 By-elections: Berwick 1978
CRD 4/34/31 1978 By-elections: Pontefract 1978
CRD 4/34/32 1979 By-elections: NE Derbyshire (abandoned due to GE 79) 1979
CRD 4/34/33 1979 By-elections: Chipping Barnet (abandoned due to GE 79) 1979
CRD 4/34/34 1979 By-elections: Knutsford 1979
CRD 4/34/35 1979 By-elections: Clitheroe 1979
CRD 4/34/36 1979 By-elections: Liverpool Edge Hill 1979
CRD 4/34/37 By-elections Jul. 1979-Jun. 1981
CRD 4/34/38 1981 By-elections: Warrington, Croydon NW, Crosby 1981
CRD 4/34/39 1982 By-elections: Glasgow Hillhead, Beaconsfield, Mitcham & Morden, Gower, Peckham, Birmingham Northfield, Glasgow Queen's Park 1982
CRD 4/34/40 1982 By-elections: Glasgow Hillhead (Evelyn McDermott) 1982
CRD 4/34/41 1982 By-elections: Mitcham and Morden Jun. 1982
CRD 4/34/42 1982 By-elections: Birmingham Northfield 1982
CRD 4/34/43 1983 By-elections: Bermondsey, Darlington, Penrith & the Border 1983
CRD 4/34/44 1984 By-elections: Chesterfield, Gynor Valley, Stafford, Surrey SW, Portsmouth, Enfield Southgate 1984
CRD 4/34/45 1985 By-elections: Brecon and Radnor, Tyne Bridge 1985

    Special Services, 1974-1984

CRD 4/36/1 Eyre Report 1974
CRD 4/36/2 Election Strategy/Preparation Committees 1977
CRD 4/36/3 Saatchi and Saatchi 1978
CRD 4/36/4 Trade unionists 1978
CRD 4/36/5 Redistribution of seats 1980
CRD 4/36/6 Computer development study: Key papers 1980
CRD 4/36/7 New technologies study group 1980-1982
CRD 4/36/8 Conservative Vote 1983 4 Sep. 1984
CRD 4/36/9 Annual Return 1983 (constituency audit) 3 Sep. 1984



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