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Table of Contents

Introduction
Agendas, minutes and papers, 1945-1979
    Agendas, minutes and papers, 1945-1951
    Agendas, minutes and papers, 1964-1970
    Agendas, minutes and papers, 1974-1979
Sub-Committees - agendas, minutes and papers, 1950-1979
    Sub-Committees - agendas, minutes and papers, 1950
    Sub-Committees - agendas, minutes and papers, 1964-1968
    Sub-Committees - agendas, minutes and papers, 1974-1979
        Shadow Cabinet Policy Sub-Committee, 1975-1977
General correspondence, 1945-1979
    General correspondence, 1945-1951
    General correspondence, 1965-1970
    General correspondence, 1974-1979
Miscellaneous, 1968-1970


Leader's Consultative Committee, 1945-1979

Abstract:
Records of the Conservative Leader's Consultative Committee, 1945-1979, including agendas, minutes, papers and correspondence.

Shelfmarks: LCC 1-4

Extent: 97 shelfmarks

Organisational History

The Leader's Consultative Committee, more commonly known as the Shadow Cabinet, is the most central of policy organs and the supreme decision-making body of the Party. Its membership is always by invitation from the Leader, and its Secretary is usually the Director of the Conservative Research Department when the Party is in opposition [Source: Ramsden, John. The Making of Conservative Policy (Longman, 1980) p 4.].

Although a Shadow Cabinet, in its various guises, had existed in some form since at least 1906, this series consists exclusively of the minutes and papers of the Shadow Cabinets since 1945. The Shadow Cabinet under Churchill was yet to become as formalised as it later did from 1964 when members were appointed to shadow specific Departmental portfolios. Macmillan, writing to Churchill in 1948, complained that it, 'has neither Secretary, agenda, papers circulated, or minutes' [Source: shelfmark: CCO 20/1/3]. However, although there were no formal minutes until 1964, from 1945 brief agendas and notes of conclusions reached at meetings were circulated by the Chief Whip, and the Shadow Cabinet met regularly, usually every fortnight.

Information on Conservative Shadow Cabinets prior to 1945 is patchy, and most commonly found within private papers. Baldwin is often attributed with formalising the Shadow Cabinet in 1924, which was then known variously as the 'Leader's Conference', 'Conservative Consultative Committee' or the 'Business Committee' although it continued to meet irregularly at this time, with specific individuals being summoned as required [Source: Stuart Ball, Portrait of a Party [(OUP, 2013), p.446].

Between March 1934-July 1935 another committee, the 'CCC' was in existence - known alternatively as the 'Cabinet Conservative Committee' or the 'Conservative Consultative Committee'. This was set up by Neville Chamberlain as Chancellor of the Exchequer and chaired by Stanley Baldwin. The purpose of the Committee was to provide and re-invigorate the National Government, then still led by Ramsay MacDonald, with policy ideas to take forward as Government policy for the 1935 General Election. It met in the offices of the Conservative Research Department, which undertook much of the research required for its proceedings. The CCC comprised all the Conservative members of the Cabinet, as well as a small number of Junior Ministers and Peers who subsequently assumed Cabinet responsibilities following Baldwin's succession as Prime Minister in June 1935. As such, most if not all Departmental portfolios were represented in the CCC. The resemblance of the CCC to a Shadow Cabinet is striking and this may have been what Chamberlain was striving to create in the peculiar circumstances of the National Government, albeit that the Conservatives were in Government but not leading it, and Chamberlain was not Leader of the Party but was effectively in control of Party policy-making.

For records of the CCC, see Series shelfmark: CRD 1/64 amongst the Conservative Research Department papers.

Scope and Content

The CPA holds only the files of this committee while the Party is in opposition.

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. LCC 1/1/1].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Conservative Party | Leader's Consultative Committee



Agendas, minutes and papers, 1945-1979

    Agendas, minutes and papers, 1945-1951

LCC 1/1/1 Agendas, minutes and papers 1945-6
LCC 1/1/2 Agendas, minutes and papers 1946
LCC 1/1/3 Agendas, minutes and papers 1947-8
LCC 1/1/4 Agendas, minutes and papers 1948-9
LCC 1/1/5 Agendas, minutes and papers 1950
LCC 1/1/6 Agendas, minutes and papers 1950-1

    Agendas, minutes and papers, 1964-1970

LCC 1/2/1 Agendas, minutes, LCC (64) 1-(65) 28, and papers, LCC (65) 2-20

The papers comprise

  • LCC (65) 2 Nationalisation of Steel, 21 Jan. 1965
  • LCC (65) 3 Relations with the Trade Unions- paper by Mr. Godber and annex by Sir John Hobson, 28 Jan. 1965
  • LCC (65) 4 Selection of Party Leader, 5 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 5 Land - paper by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 8 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 6 Selection of Party Leader, 11 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 7 Presentation of Conservative Attitude towards Trade Unions, 12 Feb.1965
  • LCC (65) 8 [Vacant]
  • LCC (65) 9 Trade Unions - paper by Mr. Hogg, 11 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 10 Selection of Party Leader, 17 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 11 Control of the Palace of Westminster - paper by Mr. Ramsden, 18 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 12 Pensions and the Care of the Elderly - paper by Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher, 16 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 13 Note on the closure of the Edinburgh-Hawick-Carlisle line, Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 14 Draft Statement on Land by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 24 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 15 [Vacant]
  • LCC (65) 16 Bill to Repeal the Rent Act - paper by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 24 Feb. 1965
  • LCC (65) 17 The 4% Growth Target - paper by Mr. Heath, 1 Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 18 Re-draft of Statement on Land by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 2 Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 19 Pensions for the no-pension elderly - paper by Mr. Heath and Keith Joseph, 4 Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 20 Proposals for the amendment of Election Law - paper by Mr. Du Cann, 4 Mar. 1965
28 Oct. 1964-8 Mar. 1965
LCC 1/2/2 Agendas, minutes, LCC (65) 29-54, and papers, LCC (65) 21-36

The papers comprise

  • LCC (65) 21 Notes on the Government's Expected Bill on Severence Pay, 11 Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 22 Monopolies and the Mergers Bill, 16 Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 23 Note on Capital Gains Tax by Mr. Heath, Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 24 The Conservative Party in Europe by Mr. Maudling, 25 Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 25 Britain and Europe by Mr. Sandys, 25 Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 26 Broadcasting by Sir Peter Rawlinson, 8 Apr. 1965
  • LCC (65) 27 Broadcasting- minute from Mr. Du Cann to Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 24 Mar. 1965
  • LCC (65) 28 Incomes Policy by Enoch Powell, 6 Apr. 1965
  • LCC (65) 29 The Tactical Position in Parliament by Mr. Whitelaw, 29 Apr. 1965
  • LCC (65) 30 The Tactical Position in Parliament by Mr. Macleod, 30 Apr. 1965
  • LCC (65) 31 Steel by Mr. Macleod, 4 May 1965
  • LCC (65) 32 Rates by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 10 May 1965
  • LCC (65) 33 The Present Position on Steel - minute from Mr. Macleod to Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 11 May 1965
  • LCC (65) 34 Land Compensation (Amendment) Bill by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 17 May 1965
  • LCC (65) 35 Road Haulage - the Geddes Committee Report by Enoch Powell, 15 June 1965
  • LCC (65) 36 Parliamentary Tactics by Mr. Macleod, 15 June 1965
9 Mar.-16 June 1965
LCC 1/2/3 Agendas, minutes, LCC (65) 55-78, and papers, LCC (65) 37-62

The papers comprise

  • LCC (65) 37 European Defence by Mr. Soames, 17 June 1965
  • LCC (65) 38 Trade Disputes Bill by Mr. Godber, 1 July 1965
  • LCC (65) 39 Trade Disputes Bill by Lord Dilhorne, 2 July 1965
  • LCC (65) 40 Rent Control by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 19 July 1965
  • LCC (65) 41 Leasehold Enfranchisement by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 19 July 1965
  • LCC (65) 42 Policy Document 1965 - Breakthrough for Britain, 9 Sept. 1965
  • LCC (65) 43 Note on Policy Document (1965), 10 Sept. 1965
  • LCC (65) 44 [Vacant]

    Note: [For a copy of LCC (65) 44: Policy Document 1965: Putting Britain Right, 4th Draft, 21/09/ 1965, see: shelfmark ACP 3/13]

  • LCC (65) 45 The Implication of Rhodesian Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) - CRD Paper, 17 Sept. 1965
  • LCC (65) 46 Sickness Benefit - CRD note, 17 Sept. 1965
  • LCC (65) 47 The Finance of Social Security, 22 Sept. 1965
  • LCC (65) 48 [Vacant]
  • LCC (65) 49 [Vacant]
  • LCC (65) 50 The Land Commission by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 22 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 51 East of Suez by Mr. Soames and Mr. Powell, 25 Oct. 1965
  • LCC (65) 52 The Queen's Speech - forecast legislation, 27 Oct. 1965
  • LCC (65) 53 MLF and ANF, 9 Oct. 1965
  • LCC (65) 54 Kenya Farmers by Selwyn Lloyd, 2 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 55 Publication of Company Donations, 2 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 56 The Queen's Speech - Independence for Small Dependencies - letter from Angus Maude to Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 4 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 57 NOP Survey on Housing, 18 Oct. 1965
  • LCC (65) 58 The Future of NATO, 9 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 59 Public Opinion, 8 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 60 Deportation of Aliens and Immigrants by Mr. Thorneycroft, 17 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 62 Public Opinion Surveys (a) Political Phraseology, (11 Oct. 1965); and (b) Impact of the Policy Document (17 Nov. 1965), Oct.-Nov. 1965
21 June-17 Nov. 1965
LCC 1/2/4 Agendas, minutes, LCC (65) 79-(66) 91, and papers, LCC (65) 61-(66) 77

The papers comprise

  • LCC (65) 61 Leasehold Reform by Mr. Du Cann, 11 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 63 Public Records - The 50 Year Rule - letter from Mr. Wilson to Mr. Heath (13 Nov. 1965) and memo on Government's proposals for the release of Public Records (11 Nov. 1965). Extract from the 6th Report of the Advisory Council on Public Records (1964), and extract from Annual Report of the Keeper of Records of Scotland for (1964), 1964-5
  • LCC (65) 64 GLC - Factory Building by Mr. Boy-Carpenter, 22 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 65 Taxation by Mr. Macleod, 30 Nov. 1965
  • LCC (65) 66 The Economic Outlook by Mr. Macleod, 2 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 67 An Independent British Computer Industry by John Biffen, 2 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 68 Public Records - the 50 Year Rule (letter from Mr. Wilson to Mr. Heath), 7 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 69 Airey Neave's Bill by Keith Joseph, 9 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 70 Trade Unions and Industrial Efficiency by Keith Joseph, 8 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 71 The Future of Aircraft Industry - note by Robert Carr, 13 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 72 Extension of State Ownership, 14 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 73 Oil Sanctions - Rhodesia, 17 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 74 Railway Finances by Martin Redmayne, 18 Dec. 1965
  • LCC (65) 75 Housing Priorities by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 4 Jan. 1965
  • LCC (66) 76 Land Commission Bill by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 24 Jan. 1966
  • LCC (66) 77 Synopsis of proposed opening speech on behalf of the Opposition in the debate, 1 Feb. 1966, on the Plowden Report on the Aircraft Industry by Robert Carr, 28 Jan. 1966
23 Nov. 1965-31 Jan. 1966
LCC 1/2/5 Agendas, minutes, LCC (66) 92-106, and papers, LCC (66) 78-90

The papers comprise

  • LCC (66) 78 The Future of NATO by Enoch Powell, 27 Jan. 1966
  • LCC (66) 79 Channel Tunnel - CRD note, 3 Feb. 1966
  • LCC (66) 80 Agricultural Policy by Mr. Godber, Jan. 1966
  • LCC (66) 81 Putting Scotland Right Ahead - statements affecting overall policy decision, 16 Feb. 1966
  • LCC (66) 82 Second Interim Report of the Policy Group on Housing and extract from minutes of ACP meeting, 2 Feb. 1966, when report was discussed, Feb. 1966
  • LCC (66) 83 Broadcasting of proceedings in the House of Commons by Mr. Whitelaw, 16 Feb. 1966
  • LCC (66) 84 The Packington Estate, Islington - Special Report of the Council on Tribunals by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, 17 Feb. 1966
  • LCC (66) 85 Major Roads, 24 Feb. 1966
  • LCC (66) 86 Election Manifesto, Mar. 1966
  • LCC (66) 87 Public Records - 50 Year Rule (copy of letter from Mr. Wilson to Mr. Heath), 1 Mar. 1966
  • LCC (66) 88 [Vacant]
  • LCC (66) 89 Royal Commission on Trades Union by Keith Joseph, 5 May 1966
  • LCC (66) 90 Transport Finances Bill by Peter Walker, 11 May 1966
2 Feb.-11 May 1966
LCC 1/2/6 Agendas, minutes, LCC (66) 107-133, and papers, LCC (66) 91-105

The papers comprise

  • LCC (66) 91 Policy Group Arrangements by Mr. Heath, 13 May 1966
  • LCC (66) 92 Early Warning Bill by Keith Joseph, 20 May 1966
  • LCC (66) 93 National Fingerprint Registry - NOP Survey, May 1966
  • LCC (66) 94 Votes at 18 Report, June 1966
  • LCC (66) 95 [Vacant]
  • LCC (66) 96 ELDO - note by David Price and Robert Carr, 21 June 1966
  • LCC (66) 97 Report of meeting between Middle East Sub-Group of the Commonwealth and Overseas Council and the Hon. Abdurrahman Girgireh, 14 June 1966
  • LCC (66) 98 Mini-Cabs vs. Taxi Cabs by Mr. Hogg, 4 July 1966
  • LCC (66) 99 Steel Extract by Mr. Barber, 20 July 1966
  • LCC (66) 100 The Gurkhas by Enoch Powell, 25 July 1966
  • LCC (66) 101 National Broadcasting Commission of Paul Bryan, 29 July 1966
  • LCC (66) 102 The Off-Shore Broadcasters, 2 Aug. 1966
  • LCC (66) 103 Parliamentary Redistribution - England and Wales by Mr. Du Cann, 4 Aug. 1966
  • LCC (66) 104 National Coal Board (Additional Powers) Bill by E. V. Corefield, 21 Oct. 1966
  • LCC (66) 104a National Coal Board (Additional Powers) Bill - revised note by E. V. Corefield, 24 Oct. 1966
  • LCC (66) 105 The Parliamentary Commissioner by Sir John Hobson and William Roots, 3 Nov. 1966
16 May-7 Nov. 1966
LCC 1/2/7 Agendas, minutes, LCC (66) 134-146, and papers, LCC (66) 106-118

The papers comprise

  • LCC (66) 106 Companies Bill by Anthony Barber, 10 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 107 North Sea Gas by Anthony Barber, 9 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 108 Parliamentary Reform by William Whitelaw, 8 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 109 The Advice of the Law Commissioners on Divorce Law Reform Cmnd. 3123 - paper by Sir John Hobson, 15 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 110 Tribunals of Inquiry - Report of Royal Commission - paper by Sir Hobson, 15 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 111 Gaming by Mr. Hogg, 21 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 112 Two Trade Union Policy Questions by Sir Keith Joseph, 24 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 113 Leasehold Reform by Mr. Rippon, 23 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 114 House of Lords by Lord Carrington, 25 Nov. 1966
  • LCC (66) 115 Criminal Justice Bill by Mr. Hogg, 2 Dec. 1966
  • LCC (66) 116 Regional Policy Group for London (Interim Report), 8 Dec. 1966
  • LCC (66) 117 The Housing Subsidies Bill by Mr. Rippon, 8 Dec. 1966
  • LCC (66) 118 Poverty and the Welfare State by Miss Pike, 12 Dec. 1966
7 Nov.-19 Dec. 1966
LCC 1/2/8 Agendas, minutes, LCC (67) 147-159, and papers, LCC (67) 119-131

The papers comprise

  • LCC (67) 119 The Deciminalisation of our Currency by Mr. Macleod, 5 Jan. 1967
  • LCC (67) 120 Companies Bill (H.L.) - paper by Lord Drumalbyn, 11 Jan. 1967
  • LCC (67) 121 Conservative Theme on Socialist Defence Policy, Jan. 1967
  • LCC (67) 122 Liberal's Application for a Supply Day, 24 Jan. 1967
  • LCC (67) 123 The Plowden Report by Sir Edward Boyle, 25 Jan. 1967
  • LCC (67) 124 The Third London Airport by Robert Carr, 31 Jan. 1967
  • LCC (67) 125 Higher Education Fees for Students from Overseas,30 Jan. 1967
  • LCC (67) 126 Trade Union Funds by Keith Joseph, 8 Feb. 1967
  • LCC (67) 127 Secondary School Reorganisation by Sir Edward Boyle, 9 Feb. 1967
  • LCC (67) 128 The Problems of Poverty by Miss Mervyn Pike, 13 Feb. 1967
  • LCC (67) 129 The Ship-Building Industry Bill by David Price, 20 Feb. 1967
  • LCC (67) 130 Prices and Incomes by Mr. MacLeod, 20 Feb. 1967
  • LCC (67) 131 Teachers' Salaries by Sir Edward Boyle, 22 Feb. 1967
16 Jan.-27 Feb. 1967
LCC 1/2/9 Agendas, minutes, LCC (67) 160-180, and papers, LCC (67) 132-147

The papers comprise

  • LCC (67) 132 The Sale of Council Houses - effect on waiting lists, 24 Feb. 1967
  • LCC (67) 133 Leasehold - CRD paper, 24 Feb. 1967
  • LCC (67) 134 Powers under the Prices and Incomes Act after 12 Aug. 1967 (9 Mar. 1967), and the Rise in Wages and Salaries after 1 July 1967 (10 Mar. 1967), Mar. 1967
  • LCC (67) 135 Family Allowances and Children's Allowances - CRD note, 8 Mar. 1967
  • LCC (67) 136 Composition of Television and Radio Audiences, 13 Mar. 1967
  • LCC (67) 137 Party 'Labels', 16 Mar. 1967
  • LCC (67) 138 Family Poverty by Miss Mervyn Pike, Mar. 1967
  • LCC (67) 139 Incomes, Taxes, Savings and Consumption - CRD note, 7 Apr. 1967
  • LCC (67) 140 Note on Prayers by Bill van Straubenzee to Anthony Barber, 12 Apr. 1967
  • LCC (67) 141 What Shall We do about Race Relations by Mr. Hogg, 26 Apr. 1967
  • LCC (67) 142 Decimal Currency by Mr. Macleod, 24 May 1967
  • LCC (67) 143 The Stansted Affair - memo for Mr. Heath from Peter Kirk, 5 June 1967
  • LCC (67) 144 Draft Statement on Stansted, 14 June 1967
  • LCC (67) 145 Some thoughts on strategy and tactics by Sir Michael Fraser, 12 May 1967
  • LCC (67) 145a Some thoughts on strategy and tactics by Sir Michael Fraser - detailed appendix, 12 May 1967
  • LCC (67) 146 Perim by Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 23 June 1967
  • LCC (67) 147 Consequences of the 1964 Television Act by Paul Bryan, 26 June 1967
1 Mar.-26 June 1967
LCC 1/2/10 Agendas, minutes, LCC (67) 181-194, papers, LCC (67) 148-160

The papers comprise

  • LCC (67) 148 Age of Majority by Sir John Hobson, 3 July 1967
  • LCC (67) 149 Compensation for Compulsory Purchase by Mr. Ripon, 4 July 1967
  • LCC (67) 150 [Vacant]
  • LCC (67) 151 The Future of the Army by Mr. Powell, 18 July 1967
  • LCC (67) 152 Redistribution of Seats by Mr. Du Cann, 18 July 1967
  • LCC (67) 152a Redistribution of Seats by Party Chairman, Sept. 1967
  • LCC (67) 153 Speaker's Conference by Mr. Du Cann, July 1967
  • LCC (67) 153a Speaker's Conference - paper by Party Chairman, July 1967
  • LCC (67) 154 Party Conference Document - A Life Worth Living, 15 Aug. 1967
  • LCC (67) 155 Incomes, Savings and Consumption - note dated 1 Aug. from Mr. Reading to Mr. Heath amending LCC (67) 139 - note dated 7 Aug. by John Lindsey on article in The Listener, Aug. 1967
  • LCC (67) 156 Court Lees by Quinton Hogg, 20 Sept. 1967
  • LCC (67) 157 [Vacant]
  • LCC (67) 158 The Queen's Speech - forecast legislation, 24 Oct. 1967
  • LCC (67) 159 Proposed Procedural changes by Mr. Whitelaw, 26 Oct. 1967
  • LCC (67) 160 Birmingham Housing Bill documents, 1967
28 June -8 Nov. 1967
LCC 1/2/11 Agendas, minutes, LCC (667) 195-(68) 229, and papers, LCC (67) 162-(68) 176

The papers comprise

  • LCC (67) 161 Regional Government - CRD paper, 16 Nov. 1967
  • LCC (67) 162 Foot and Mouth Disease by Mr. Godber, 27 Nov. 1967
  • LCC (67) 163 Report on the Policy Group on Industrial Relations, 17 Nov. 1967
  • LCC (67) 164 Devaluation by Mr. Macleod, 7 Dec. 1967
  • LCC (67) 165 GLC Rent Policy - Fair Rent Schemes - CRD Paper, 11 Dec. 1967
  • LCC (68) 166 Powers to Control Incomes - paper by Robert Carr, 24 Jan. 1968
  • LCC (68) 167 Gaming Bill - letter from Mr. Hogg to Mr. Heath, 23 Jan. 1968
  • LCC (68) 168 Industrial Expansion Bill - note by Keith Joseph, 29 Jan. 1968
  • LCC (68) 169 Immigration of Asians from Kenya - CRD paper, 9 Feb. 1968
  • LCC (68) 170 The Changing Background of Defence Policy by Enoch Powell, 21 Feb. 1968
  • LCC (68) 171 Draft motions for defence debates - Mr. Powell, 26 Feb. 1968
  • LCC (68) 172 Report of the Policy Group on Industrial Relations - note on outstanding points for discussion, Feb. 1968
  • LCC (68) 173 The Manufacturing and Selling Powers of Nationalised Industries by Mr. Walker, 29 Feb. 1968
  • LCC (68) 174 Incomes Policy by Mr. Macleod and Mr. Carr, 4 Mar. 1968
  • LCC (68) 175 Speeches by LCC members - paper by Mr. Barber, 6 Mar. 1968
  • LCC (68) 176 Local Authority Direct Labour Building - paper by Working Party on the Building and Construction Industries, Jan. 1968
13 Nov. 1967-1 Apr. 1968
LCC 1/2/12 Agendas, minutes, LCC (68) 230-249, and papers, LCC (68) 177-190

The papers comprise

  • LCC (68) 177 Report on System Building from the Working Party on the Building and Construction Industries, 13 June 1967, and further comments requested by Mr. Heath together with the Working Party's replies, 5 Mar. 1968
  • LCC (68) 178 Economic Planning - CRD paper, 1 Apr. 1968
  • LCC (68) 179 Memorandum on the Race Relations bill by Sir Peter Rawlinson, 19 Apr. 1968
  • LCC (68) 180 Briston Siddeley - note by Mr. Corefield, 17 Apr. 1968
  • LCC (68) 181 Expected Developments during 1968 - CRD paper, 26 Apr. 1968
  • LCC (68) 182 Machinery of Government - Scotland by Mr. Noble, 3 May 1968
  • LCC (68) 183 Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd. By Mr. Corfield, 2 May 1968
  • LCC (68) 184 Welsh Policy by Mr. Gibson-Watt, 9 May 1968
  • LCC (68) 185 Scotland by Mr. Heath, 15 May 1968
  • LCC (68) 186 The Road Programme by Mr. Walker, 14 June 1968
  • LCC (68) 187 Scottish Nationalism by Robert Blake, 5 June 1968
  • LCC (68) 187 Report of the Royal Commission on the Trade Unions and Employers' Associations - CRD Note, 19 June 1968
  • LCC (68) 188 Overseas Development Policy Group - conclusions and recommendations, 16 May 1968
  • LCC (68) 189 Regional Development Policy Group - interim report, 15 Jan. 1968
  • LCC (68) 190 A Note on Conservative Policy for the Reform of Industrial Relations in the light of the publication of the Donovan Report by Mr. Carr, 4 July 1968
3 Apr.-8 July 1968
LCC 1/2/13 Agendas, minutes, LCC (68) 250-254, and papers, LCC (68) 191-197

The papers comprise

  • LCC (68) 191 Aluminium Smelters by Keith Joseph, 3 July 1968
  • LCC (68) 192 Conservative Education Policy for the Seventies, 1968
  • LCC (68) 193 Arts Policy Group report on Local Government Patronage and the Role of Regional Arts Associations, 1968
  • LCC (68) 194 Policy Document 1968 - fourth draft, July 1968
  • LCC (68) 195 Report of the Policy Group on Housing, 16 July 1968
  • LCC (68) 196 Report of the Policy Group on Land Planning, 28 June 1968
  • LCC (68) 197 Report of the Policy Group on Nationalised Industries, 11 July 1968
10-24 July 1968
LCC 1/2/14 Agendas, minutes, LCC (68) 255-269, and papers, LCC (68) 198-207

The papers comprise

  • LCC (68) 198 Memorandum on the establishment of an administrative division of the High Court by Sir Peter Rawlinson, 9 July 1968
  • LCC (68) 199 Policy Document 1968 - sixth draft, Aug. 1968
  • LCC (68) 200 Proposed Select Committee on Race Relations - letter dated 24 July 1968 from Home Secretary to Mr. Hogg, 24 July 1968
  • LCC (68) 201 Policy Document 1968 - seventh draft, Sept. 1968
  • LCC (68) 202 Private Health Provision by Lord Balniel, 10 Sept. 1968
  • LCC (68) 203 Equal Pay by Robert Carr, 12 Sept. 1968
  • LCC (68) 204 The Queen's Speech - forecast legislation, 7 Oct. 1968
  • LCC (68) 205 Revised Order of Questions, 21 Oct. 1968
  • LCC (68) 206 [Vacant]
  • LCC (68) 207 Post Office Bill by Paul Bryan, 5 Nov. 1968
27 Aug.-27 Nov. 1968
LCC 1/2/15 Agendas, minutes, LCC (68) 270-(69) 289, and papers, LCC (68) 208-(69) 224

The papers comprise

  • LCC (68) 208 Letter from Home Secretary to Mr. Heath dated 14 Nov. 1968 about the Commission on the Constitution, 14 Nov. 1968
  • LCC (68) 209 Reform of Local Government - CRD note, 28 Nov. 1968
  • LCC (68) 210 Fair Deal for Farming - third draft and note by Mr. Godber, 12 Dec. 1968
  • LCC (68) 211 Chronology of the Building Workers' Pay Claim - CRD paper, 16 Dec. 1968
  • LCC (68) 212 Educational Expenditure and the School Leaving Age - CRD paper, 10 Dec. 1968
  • LCC (69) 213 Chronology of Agricultural Workers' Pay Case - CRD paper, 6 Jan. 1969
  • LCC (69) 214 Fair Deal for Farming - outstanding decisions by Mr. Godber, 13 Jan 1969
  • LCC (69) 215 Iceland, EFTA, and Fish by Mr. Godber, 13 Jan. 1969
  • LCC (69) 216 The Government's Industrial Relations Proposals by Mr. Carr, 27 Jan. 1968
  • LCC (69) 217 Children in Trouble by Mark Carlisle, 9 Dec. 1968
  • LCC (69) 218 Government's Social Security White Paper by Lord Balniel, 22 Jan. 1969
  • LCC (69) 219 Economic Implications of the new proposed national superannuation and social insurance scheme by Lord Balniel, 17 Feb. 1969
  • LCC (69) 220 Children and Young Persons Bill by Mr. Hogg, 27 Feb. 1969
  • LCC (69) 221 Government Intervention in Industry by Keith Joseph, 28 Feb. 1969
  • LCC (69) 222 Public Lending Right - CRD paper, 4 Mar. 1969
  • LCC (69) 223 Agricultural Training Board by Mr. Godber, 4 Mar. 1969
  • LCC (69) 224 Northunberland Committee (problems of foot and mouth disease) Report by Mr. Godber, 3 Mar. 1969
2 Dec. 1968-10 Mar. 1969
LCC 1/2/16 Agendas, minutes, LCC (69) 290-311, and papers, LCC (69) 225-239

The papers comprise

  • LCC (69) 225 Nigeria - CRD paper, 3 Mar. 1969
  • LCC (69) 226 European Airbus Project by Mr. Corfield, 7 Mar. 1969
  • LCC (69) 227 [Vacant]
  • LCC (69) 228 Speeches by LCC members - paper by Chaiman of the Party Organisation, 25 Mar. 1969
  • LCC (69) 229 Make Life Better in Scotland, Apr. 1969; Opinion Research - general issues survey, 2 Apr. 1969
  • LCC (69) 230 Preliminary Notes on Hunt Report by Keith Joseph, 15 Apr. 1969
  • LCC (69) 231 [Vacant]
  • LCC (69) 232 Scotland - fee-paying schools by Gordon Campbell, 29 Apr. 1969
  • LCC (69) 233 Strikers and Social Security Benefits by CRD, 1 May 1969
  • LCC (69) 234 The Future of Pensions by CRD, 16 May 1969
  • LCC (69) 235 Mrs. Castle's Bill on Trade Unions by CRD, 16 May 1969
  • LCC (69) 236 The Common Market and the Cost of Living by Mr. Godber, 21 May 1969
  • LCC (69) 237 Dispensing by Doctors in Rural Areas, 23 May 1969
  • LCC (69) 238 Power Policy Group - proposals for the electricity industry, 15 May 1969
  • LCC (69) 239 Report of the Policy Group on the Voluntary Emergency Services, June 1969
12 Mar.-23 June 1969
LCC 1/2/17 Agendas, minutes, LCC (69) 312-319, and papers, LCC (69) 240-252

The papers comprise

  • LCC (69) 240 Report of the Policy Group for the Arts, 4 June 1969
  • LCC (69) 241 The Future of the Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve - report by a sub-committee of the Policy Group on the Volunteer Emergency Services, Feb. 1969
  • LCC (69) 242 The Australian Penal Clauses - CRD paper, 17 June 1969
  • LCC (69) 243 Contributions to National Insurance Schemes by CRD, 18 June 1969
  • LCC (69) 244 European Policy - CRD paper, 27 June 1969
  • LCC (69) 245 Balance of Payments Cost of Entering the Common Market - changes since 1967 - CRD paper, 13 May 1969
  • LCC (69) 246 Finance Bill - Disallowance of Interest, Mr. Macleod's speech in Standing Committee, 18 June 1969
  • LCC (69) 247 Reports to the Monnet Committee - CRD paper, 10 July 1969
  • LCC (69) 248 Final Report of the Policy Group on Public Service Pensions, 24 Mar. 1968
  • LCC (69) 249 The Right Answer for Wales (draft), 17 July 1969
  • LCC (69) 250 Policy Group on Science and Technology - second report, June 1969
  • LCC (69) 251 Report of the Sport and Recreation Policy Group, 26 June 1969
  • LCC (69) 252 Europe by Alec Douglas-Home, 18 July 1969
25 June-23 July 1969
LCC 1/2/18 Agendas, minutes, LCC (69) 320-339, and papers, LCC (69) 253-264

The papers comprise

  • LCC (69) 253 The Queen's Speech - forecast legislation, 8 Oct. 1969
  • LCC (69) 254 Agricultural Policy by Mr. Godber, 22 Oct. 1969
  • LCC (69) 255 Position Paper, Oct. 1969
  • LCC (69) 256 Company Law by Keith Joseph, 31 Oct. 1969
  • LCC (69) 257 British Air Transport in the Seventies - Edwards Report - summary of conclusions, 13 Nov. 1969
  • LCC (69) 258 [Vacant]
  • LCC (69) 259 Capital Punishment - CRD paper, 25 Nov. 1969
  • LCC (69) 260a Chronology of the Teachers' Pay Case - CRD paper, 25 Nov. 1969
  • LCC (69) 260b Chronology of Nurses' and Midwives' Pay Claim - CRD paper, 26 Nov. 1969
  • LCC (69) 260c Some other recent major pay increases - CRD note, 26 Nov. 1969
  • LCC (69) 261 Background paper on the preparation for Government project, 27 Dec. 1969
  • LCC (69) 262 Air Transport by F. Corfield, c.1969
  • LCC (69) 263 IRC - paper by Keith Joseph, 4 Dec.1969
  • LCC (69) 264 Rating of Agriculture by Mr. Campbell, 11 Dec. 1969
29 Sept.-18 Dec. 1969
LCC 1/2/19 Agendas, minutes, LCC (70) 340-357 and papers, LCC (70) 265-272

The papers comprise

  • LCC (70) 265 Privacy, 13 Jan. 1970
  • LCC (70) 266 Conservative Party and the Press - Privacy by Jasper More, Jan. 1970
  • LCC (70) 267 Equal Pay by Robert Carr, 20 Jan. 1970
  • LCC (70) 268 Recent Wage Settlements and Claims Pending - CRD paper, 3 Feb. 1970
  • LCC (70) 269 Local Government Reform by Mr. Walker, 4 Feb. 1970
  • LCC (70) 270 UK Short and Medium Term Debts by Mr. Macleod, 6 Feb. 1970
  • LCC (70) 271 Some Conservative Legislation dealing with the environment, 1951-64, - CRD paper, 12 Feb. 1970
  • LCC (70) 272 Manifesto - Spring 1970 (revised third draft), 18 Mar. 1970
19 Jan.-23 Mar. 1970
LCC 1/2/20 Agendas, minutes, LCC (70) 358-371, and papers, LCC (70) 273-286

The papers comprise

  • LCC (70) 273 Report of the Policy Group on Furnished Lettings, 26 Feb. 1970
  • LCC (70) 274 Report of the Committee on Public Lending Rights, 12 Mar. 1970
  • LCC (70) 275 [Vacant]
  • LCC (70) 276 Estate Agents' Fees - CRD paper, 13 Mar. 1970
  • LCC (70) 277 Commission for Industry and Manpower Bill by Mr. Carr, 24 Mar. 1970
  • LCC (70) 278 Live Hare Coursing - Mr. Ramsden's letter to Mr. Hogg, 24 Mar. 1970
  • LCC (70) 279 Unemployment and Occupational Pensioners by Lord Balniel, 10 Apr. 1970
  • LCC (70) 280 An Assessment of the Labour Government's Record on Sport by Mr. Walker, 21 Apr. 1970
  • LCC (70) 281 Unemployment - CRD paper, 30 Apr. 1970
  • LCC (70) 282 The Industrial Relations Bill - CRD paper, 11 May 1970
  • LCC (70) 283 Manifesto - Spring 1970 (seventh draft), 19 May 1970
  • LCC (70) 284 Manifesto - seventh draft, 19 May 1970
  • LCC (70) 285 A Better Tomorrow, c.1970
  • LCC (70) 286 General Election Administrative Arrangements (26 May 1970); Press Conference - minutes to launch Manifesto (26 May 1970), May 1970
25 Mar.-27 May 1970

    Agendas, minutes and papers, 1974-1979

LCC 1/3/1 Agendas, minutes, LCC (74) 1-13, and papers, LSC (74) 1-5, LCC (74) 1-16

The papers comprise

Leader's Steering Committee

  • LSC (74) 1 Minutes of the first meeting of the Steering Committee, 18 Mar. 1974
  • LSC (74) 2 Minutes of the second meeting of the Steering Committee, 25 Mar. 1974
  • LSC (74) 3 Copies of correspondence between the Lord President of the Council and Humphrey Atkins MP (the Opposition Chief Whip) on Members' outside financial interests, 19-25 Mar. 1974
  • LSC (74) 4 Minutes of the third meeting of the Steering Committee, 1 Apr. 1974
  • LSC (74) 5 Minutes from the fourth meeting of the Steering Committee, 8 Apr. 1974

Leader's Consultative Committee

  • LCC (74) 1 Possible Supply Day Subjects - CRD paper, 29 Mar. 1974
  • LCC (74) 2 Notes on Question-Time, prepared by Geoffrey Howe, 21 Mar. 1974
  • LCC (74) 3 Memorandum to Mr. Heath from Michael Fraser, James Douglas and Peter Kirk on setting out a procedure (approved by Mr. Heath) for liaison between Leader's Consultative Committee, the European Conservative Group, and the CRD, 27 Mar. 1974
  • LCC (74) 4 Report by Chief Whip on meeting about Member's interests with the Lord President of the Council, 11 Apr. 1974
  • LCC (74) 5 Forthcoming events - note by CRD, May-Nov. 1974
  • LCC (74) 6 Tax Relief for Union Provident Funds (CRD paper); Note from James Douglas on benefits for strikers families - the position in West Germany, 29 Apr. 1974
  • LCC (74) 7 The Final Report of the Policy Study Group on Alienation, 3 Apr. 1974
  • LCC (74) 8 Prices and Incomes Policy - discussion paper by Leader of the Opposition's staff, n.d.
  • LCC (74) 9 Paper on policy by Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 1 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 10 Industrial Relations Policy: Conservative Tactics and Strategy - paper by William Whitelaw, 1 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 11 Inflation - paper by Sir Keith Joseph, 1 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 12 Agriculture/Consumer Policy/Europe - paper by Mr Pym, 1 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 13 Housing - paper by Mrs. Thatcher, 2 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 14 Social Policy - note by Geoffrey Howe, 1 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 15 [Vacant]
  • LCC (74) 16 Education - paper by Mr Van Straubenzee, 8 May 1974

Also includes letter dated 12 Mar. 1974 from Maurice Macmillan to Edward Heath on the Queen's Speech.

11 Mar.-13 May 1974
LCC 1/3/2 Agendas, minutes, LCC (74) 14-24, and papers, LCC (74) 17-30

The papers comprise

  • LCC (74) 17 Devolution Policy Group - paper by Mr Prior, 10 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 18 Opposition Tactics for the Committee Stage of the Finance Bill on the floor of the House of Commons - paper by Mr Carr, 15 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 19 The effect of the budget on the retail price index - CRD paper, 23 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 20 The Choice of Nuclear Reactors - paper by Patrick Jenkin, 30 May 1974
  • LCC (74) 21 Special Advisors to Ministers - Political Activities, 12 June 1974
  • LCC (74) 22 Manifesto Draft - points requiring further discussion, n.d.
  • LCC (74) 23 Interim Report of the Policy Group on Housing, 18 June 1974
  • LCC (74) 24 Manifesto fourth draft, 19 June 1974
  • LCC (74) 25 The Liberals - paper by Mr Whitelaw, n.d.
  • LCC (74) 26 Referendum - note by Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 1 June 1974
  • LCC (74) 27 Labour's "Renegotiation" Policy - A Conservative View, by Peter Blaker, 28 June 1974
  • LCC (74) 28 [Vacant]
  • LCC (74) 29 Education - paper by Norman St. John-Stevas, n.d.
  • LCC (74) 30 Cash Provision for the Disabled - note by Geoffrey Howe, 25 June 1974
15 May-26 June 1974
LCC 1/3/3 Agendas, minutes, LCC (74) 25-29, and papers, LCC (74) 31-5, (74) 46-8

The papers comprise

  • LCC (74) 31 Conservative Agriculture Policy 1974 - paper by Mr Pym, 5 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 32 A New Industrial Charter - paper by Mr Heseltine, 8 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 33 Inflation and Unemployment - covering note by Mr. Carr, 10 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 34 Offshore Oil and Gas - paper by Mr Jenkin, 12 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 35 Performance, Prosperity and Participation - paper by Peter Walker, 17 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 36-45 [Vacant]
  • LCC (74) 46 Manifesto - fifth draft, 24 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 47 Welsh Manifesto - first draft, 24 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 48 Scottish Manifesto, 24 July 1974
3 July-24 July 1974
LCC 1/3/4 Agendas, minutes, LCC (74) 30-37, and papers, LCC (74) 49-52

The papers comprise

  • LCC (74) 49 Referendum on British membership of the EEC - paper by Douglas Hurd, 25 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 50 Manifesto - Education, Youth, and the Arts - paper by Norman St. John-Stevas, 25 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 51 [Vacant]
  • LCC (74) 52 Manifesto section on Northern Ireland - paper by Ian Gilmour, 25 July 1974
  • LCC (74) 53-5 [Vacant]
26 July-6 Nov. 1974
LCC 1/3/4A Papers, LCC (74) 38-55

These are papers which were previously missing from the main series of Shadow Cabinet minutes and papers presented. They are mostly, but not exclusively, manifesto-related, being contained within a file entitled Conservative Manifesto: 1974, "Putting Britain First". The papers comprise

  • LCC (74) 38 Draft recommendations on Mobility for the Disabled, 16/07/1974 [Author: CM/MCF]
  • LCC (74) 39 Final Report of the Policy Group on Private Medicine, 10/07/1974 [Author: CEB/VJB]
  • LCC (74) 40 Industrial Relations Policy, James Prior, 18/07/1974 [Author: JP/RJ/MJD]
  • LCC (74) 41 Prices and Consumer Affairs Policy 1974, Paul Channon, 18/07/1974 [Author: PC/PH/SMW]
  • LCC (74) 42 Energy Pricing Structure, 18/07/1974 [Author: AB-S/SP/AS]
  • LCC (74) 43 Fishing Limits, paper by Mr Buchanan-Smith, 18/07/1974
  • LCC (74) 44 Scottish Toll Bridges, paper by Mr Buchanan-Smith, 18/07/1974
  • LCC (74) 45 Report on the Policy Group on Housing, paper by Margaret Thatcher, 24/07/1974
  • LCC (74) 46 Manifesto Fifth Draft, 24/071974 [Author: SAS/MJD]
  • LCC (74) 47 Welsh Manifesto - First Draft, 24/07/1974 [Author: PT/AMF]
  • LCC (74) 48 Scottish Manifesto, 24/07/1974 [Author: ABS/JAD/MJD]
  • LCC (74) 49 Referendum on British Membership of the E.E.C, paper by Douglas Hurd, 25/07/1974 [Author: DH/FJP]
  • LCC (74) 50 Manifesto - Education, Youth and the Arts, paper by St. John-Stevas, 25/07/1974 [Author: NSJS/SSP/JPA]
  • LCC (74) 51 Manifesto: Fifth Draft: main subjects omitted, 25/07/1974 [Author: F/SAS/AS]
  • LCC (74) 52 Draft Introduction to the Manifesto, Ian Gilmour, 25/07/1974
  • LCC (74) 53 A New Industrial Charter, revised paper by Mr Heseltine, 25/07/1974 [Author: MH/LJB]
  • LCC (74) 54 Small Businesses, paper by Michael Heseltine, 29/07/1974 [Author: MH/SS-P]
  • Manifesto - Sixth Draft, 13/08/1974 [Author: SAS/AS]
  • LCC (74) 55 Voting Behaviour 1970/74: Third Report on Panel Exercise, 13/08/1974 [Author: JATD/MJD]
  • LCC (74) 56 [Vacant]
  • LCC (74) 57 Calendar of Forthcoming Events: Mid-August to November, 16/08/1974 [Author: MY/CFR]
July-Sep 1974
LCC 1/3/5 Agendas, minutes, LCC (74) 38-(75) 51, and papers, LCC (74) 56-62, (75) 64

The papers comprise

  • LCC (74) 56 Background to the Budget - CRD paper, 8 Nov. 1974
  • LCC (74) 57 Wealth Tax - CRD paper, 8 Nov. 1974
  • LCC (74) 58 Capital Punishment for Terrorism - paper by Sir Keith Joseph, 26 Nov. 1974
  • LCC (74) 59 Capital Punishment for Acts of Terrorism involving murder - note by CRD, 2 Dec. 1974
  • LCC (74) 60 Energy Conservation - paper by Mr Jenkin, 2 Dec. 1974
  • LCC (74) 61 State Financing of Political Parties - note by CRD, 9 Dec. 1974
  • LCC (74) 62 Capital Transfer Tax - paper by CRD, 13 Dec. 1974
  • LCC (74) 63 [Vacant]
  • LCC (75) 64 Layfield Committee; Evidence to the Layfield Committee - draft paper by Mr Channon - The Conservative Position on the Future of Local Government Finance, 29 Jan. 1975
  • LCC (75) 65 [Vacant]
11 Nov. 1974-26 Feb. 1975
LCC 1/3/6 Agendas, minutes, LCC (75) 52-60, and papers, LCC (75) 66-74

The papers comprise

  • LCC (75) 66 The Prices Bill - The Conservative Amendment - paper by Mrs Sally Oppenheim, 3 Mar. 1975
  • LCC (75) 67 Public Funds for Political Parties - correspondence between the Chief Whip and the Lord President, Dec. 1974-Feb. 1975
  • LCC (75) 68 Policy Making, 1975 - paper by Sir Keith Joseph, 10 Mar. 1975
  • LCC (75) 69 Local Government - paper by Timothy Raison, 18 Mar. 1975
  • LCC (75) 70 Note on the latest BMRB panel survey carried out immediately after the 1974 General Election, 25 Mar. 1975
  • LCC (75) 70 VAT and the Arts, 4 Apr. 1975
  • LCC (75) 71 Note towards the definition of policy - paper by Sir Keith Joseph, 4 Apr. 1975
  • LCC (75) 72 The Political Situation and Future Tactics - CRD note, 9 Apr. 1975
  • LCC (75) 73 Background to the Budget - CRD note, 9 Apr. 1975
  • LCC (75) 74 Insurance Industry Legislation - paper by Terrence Higgins, 8 Apr. 1975
  • LCC (75) 74 British Leyland - paper by Mr Heseltine, 29 Apr. 1975
5 Mar.-30 Apr. 1975
LCC 1/3/7 Agendas, minutes, LCC (75) 61-72, and papers, LCC (75) 75-82

The papers comprise

  • LCC (75) 75 Study Group on Devolution - interim report, 2 May 1975
  • LCC (75) 76a Allocation of Short Money, 6 May 1975
  • LCC (75) 76b Counter Inflation Policy - paper by Mr Prior, 13 May 1975
  • LCC (75) 77 Alternative Electoral Systems, comment by Lord Hailsham, 16 June 1975
  • LCC (75) 78 Trade Policy - Import Controls - paper by Mr Higgins, 25 June 1975
  • LCC (75) 79 The Civil Aviation Review - paper by Mr Higgins, 25 June 1975
  • LCC (75) 80 Draft reply from Lord Thorneycroft to Lord Houghton (Secretary of Committee on State Financing of Political Parties), 2 July 1975
  • LCC (75) 81 Note by Geoffrey Howe on public expenditure, 15 July 1975
  • LCC (75) 82 An Analysis of the 1975 Defence debates - paper by Hon. George Younger, 18 July 1975
7 May-23 July 1975
LCC 1/3/8 Agendas and minutes, LCC (75) 73-76 28 July-6 Aug. 1975
LCC 1/3/9 Agendas, minutes, LCC (75) 77-(76) 94, and papers, LCC (75) 83-(76) 95

The papers comprise

  • LCC (75) 83 The House of Lords and the Housing Finance Special Provisions Bill - proposed by Lord Carrington, 18 Sept. 1975
  • LCC (75) 84 Industrial Policy - paper by M. Heseltine, 20 Oct. 1975
  • LCC (75) 85 Impending Legislation on Metrication - paper by Sally Openheim, n.d.
  • LCC (75) 86 The Political Activities of Civil Servants, 4 Nov. 1975
  • LCC (75) 87 Devolution Study Group - paper by Mr Whitelaw, 4 Nov. 1975
  • LCC (75) 88 Devolution in England - paper by Mr Raison, 16 Nov. 1975
  • LCC (75) 89 Policy paper on devolution from the Scottish Devolution Policy Group, 23 Nov. 1975
  • LCC (75) 90 Public Financing of Political Parties - draft evidence of the Conservative Party to Lord Houghton's Committee; Public Financing of Political Parties - revised draft statement for the Houghton Committee; Public Financing of Political Parties - draft shortened version, 27 Nov.-3 Dec. 1975
  • LCC (75) 90 Metrification note by Geoffrey Howe, n.d.
  • LCC (75) 91 Import Controls - paper by Terence Higgins, n.d.
  • LCC (75) 92 Tactics in the House of Commons - paper by Mr Jenkin, 12 Dec. 1975
  • LCC (75) 93 The Chrysler Rescue - CRD note, 15 Dec. 1975
  • LCC (75) 94 The Economic Prospect and the Party's Political Position - paper by Sir Geoffrey Howe, n.d.
  • LCC (76) 95 Debate on Northern Ireland - paper by Airey Neave, Dec. 1975-Jan.1976
1 Oct. 1975-28 Jan. 1976
LCC 1/3/10 Agendas, minutes, LCC (76) 95-112, and papers, LCC (76) 96-113

The papers comprise

  • LCC (76) 96 Employment Policy: the Trades Unions and Industrial Relations, 11 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 97 The Economic Situation in its Historical Context, 11 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 98 The Political Prospect and Strategy - CRD note, 11 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 99 [Vacant]
  • LCC (76) 100 The Cost of Defence - paper by Mr Gilmour, 12 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 101 Public Spending - first reactions to the White Paper - CRD note, 24 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 102 Direct Elections to the European Parliament - paper by Mr Hurd, 25 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 102 Direct Elections to the European Parliament - background note by CRD, 26 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 103 New York Dressed Poultry - paper by Mr Pym, 27 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 104 Hereditary Tenancies - Government amendments to the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - paper by Mr. Pym, 27 Feb. 1976
  • LCC (76) 105 Party Organisation - paper by Lord Thorneycroft, 12 Mar. 1976
  • LCC (76) 106 Alliance of the Centre/Right Parties in Europe - paper by Douglas Hurd, 22 Mar. 1976
  • LCC (76) 107 Devolution - a paper of options open to the Conservative Party by William Whitelaw, 26 Mar. 1976
  • LCC (76) 108 Report of Policy Group on Nationalised Industries and the Consumer, 8 Apr. 1976
  • LCC (76) 109 Responsibility for Agriculture in Wales - paper by Mr Edwards, 5 May 1976
  • LCC (76) 110 The Pay Deal - CRD paper, 18 May 1976
  • LCC (76) 111 Incomes Policy - paper by Mr Maudling, 21 May 1976
  • LCC (76) 112 Operation of Incremental Scales Under Pay Restraint - CRD paper, 25 May 1976
  • LCC (76) 113 The Monetary Approach to Forecasting Inflation, 26 May 1976
4 Feb.-26 May 1976
LCC 1/3/11 Agendas, minutes, LCC (76) 113-123, and papers, LCC (76) 114-124

The papers comprise

  • LCC (76) 114 Industrial Policy Recommendations - paper by Mr Heseltine, 3 June 1976
  • LCC (76) 115 Background to the Operation of the Price Code over the past two years and implications of likely (proposed) changes - paper by Mrs Oppenheim, 9 June 1976
  • LCC (76) 116 Policy Group on Taxation - second interim report, 16 June 1976
  • LCC (76) 117 Social Services Policy Group's Report, 16 June 1976
  • LCC (76) 118 Housing Policy - paper by Timothy Raison, 23 June 1976
  • LCC (76) 119 Interim Policy note on Land, 25 June 1976
  • LCC (76) 120 [Vacant]
  • LCC (76) 121 Education Policy proposals - interim report, 1 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 122 Employment Policy interim report - paper by James Prior, June 1976
  • LCC (76) 123 Report of the Economic Reconstruction Group, n.d.
  • LCC (76) 124 Report of the Public Sector Policy Group - papered by Chairman, n.d
7 June-12 July 1976
LCC 1/3/12 Agendas, minutes, LCC (76) 124-128, and papers, LCC (76) 125-133

The papers comprise

  • LCC (76) 125 Energy Policy - interim report and appendices, n.d
  • LCC (76) 126 Home Office Affairs - race relations and immigration - paper by William Whitelaw, July 1976
  • LCC (76) 127 Urban Deprivation - summary of a Policy Group report, 13 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 128 Report of the Agriculture Policy Groups - a paper by Mr Pym, 12 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 129 International Trade Policy - interim report - paper by Terence Higgins, n.d.
  • LCC (76) 130 Company Law Reform - CRD note, 13 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 130 Report of the Policy Group on Company Law Reform (excluding Employee participation), 9 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 131 Bill of Rights - paper by Sir Michael Havers, n.d.
  • LCC (76) 132 Nationalised Industries - paper by Michael Heseltine, 13 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 132 Interim report of Policy Group on Nationalised Industries, 12 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 133 Policy Recommendations of the Smaller Businesses Policy Group, n.d.
14-26 July 1976
LCC 1/3/13 Agendas, minutes, LCC (76) 129-(77) 164, and papers, LCC (76) 134-(77) 157

The papers comprise

  • LCC (76) 134 Regional Policy - A New Approach by Michael Heseltine, n.d.
  • LCC (76) 135 Export Promotion - CRD Note, 12 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 136 A Short Summary of the Police Study Group's Findings and Recommendations, 13 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 137 Welsh Policy Group; Arts Policy Paper by Norman St. John-Stevas; Self-employed Policy Group - final report, 27 May 1976
  • LCC (76) 138 Transport Policy - a summary, 15 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 139 Report of the Price Code Alternative Policy Group, 15 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 140 Local Government Finance Policy Group, 21 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 141 Direct Elections to the European Parliament, 28 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 142 Northern Ireland - CRD note, 28 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 143 Upland Development Committee - note by Mr Pym, 30 July 1976
  • LCC (76) 144 The Next Stage of Policy Work - a paper by Sir Keith Joseph and Mr Maude, 21 Oct. 1976
  • LCC (76) 145 Final Report of the Forestry Policy Group, 5 Nov. 1976
  • LCC (76) 146 Options for Voting by the Party on the Second Reading of the Devolution Bill - paper by Mr Whitelaw, 19 Nov. 1976
  • LCC (76) 147 Electoral Reform - a paper by Francis Pym, 7 Dec. 1976
  • LCC (76) 148 Referendum - a paper by Francis Pym, 7 Dec. 1976
  • LCC (76) 149 Number and Role of Scots and Welsh MPs - paper by Francis Pym, 7 Dec. 1976
  • LCC (76) 150 Rhodesia - a paper by Mr Davies, 13 Dec. 1976
  • LCC (76) 151 Scotland and Wales Bill - a paper by Mr. Pym, 22 Dec. 1976
  • LCC (77) 152 Bullock - paper by Mr. Nott, 3 Feb. 1977
  • LCC (77) 153 The Earnings Rule - paper by Mr Jenkin, 8 Feb. 1977
  • LCC (77) 154 Referendum - paper by Francis Pym, 8 Feb. 1977
  • LCC (77) 155 Devolution: Conservative Party - a proposal for an all Party Convention on Devolution - a paper by Francis Pym, 15 Feb. 1977
  • LCC (77) 156 Devolution - The Way Ahead - a paper by Mr Taylor, 16 Feb. 1977
  • LCC (77) 157 The Ulster Unionists - a paper by Airey Neave, 7 Mar. 1977
28 July 1976-25 May 1977
LCC 1/3/14 Agendas, minutes, LCC (77) 165-(78) 193, and papers, LCC (77) 158-173

The papers comprise

  • LCC (77) 158 Transport Policy - a summary by Norman Fowler, 22 July 1977
  • LCC (77) 159 Smaller Businesses Policy Document - CRD, 22 July 1977
  • LCC (77) 160 The Right Approach to the Economy; Draft foreword for Small Business Policy Document, 12-17 Aug. 1977
  • LCC (77) 161 Draft Programme for Small Businesses, 19 Aug. 1977
  • LCC (77) 162 Alternative Draft Programme for Small Businesses, 22 Aug. 1977
  • LCC (77) 162 A Policy for Prices by Sally Oppenheim, n.d.
  • LCC (77) 163 Devolution - paper by Mr Pym, 21 Oct. 1977
  • LCC (77) 164 Devolution - paper by Teddy Taylor, 31 Oct. 1977
  • LCC (77) 165 Draft reply from William Whitelaw to Eldon Griffiths re: Committee on Future of the Policy Services; The Status Quo in competition and prices Part 1 & 2, Sept. 1977-Jan. 1978
  • LCC (77) 166 More Wealth for All - a Conservative Green paper on the taxation of capital - third draft, Dec. 1977
  • LCC (77) 167 A Policy for Prices, 25 Nov. 1977
  • LCC (78) 167 European Assembly Elections Bill - a note by David Howell and Douglas Hurd after consultation with Mr Whitelaw, 13 Jan 1978
  • LCC (78) 168 British Steel Corporation - a paper by Mr Lamont, 13 Jan. 1978
  • LCC (78) 169 [Vacant]
  • LCC (78) 170 Scottish Policy Issues - a paper by Teddy Taylor
  • LCC (78) 171 The Control of Immigration - a supplementary paper by Mr Whitelaw, 16 Feb. 1978
15 June 1977-27 Feb. 1978
LCC 1/3/15 Agendas, minutes, LCC (78) 194-(78) 213, and papers, LCC (78) 174-184

Note: There was no 211th meeting - a mistake was made over the numbering of meetings

The papers comprise

  • Press release containing speech by Margaret Thatcher to the Engineering Employers' Federation, London, 21 Feb 1978
  • LCC (78) 173 Law and Order: a new resolve - a paper by William Whitelaw and David Howell, 23 Feb. 1978
  • LCC (78) 174 British Leyland, 5 Apr. 1978
  • LCC (78) 175 Manifesto Drafts and their implications for legislation and spending, 12 Apr. 1978
  • LCC (78) 176 The European Democratic Union - a note by Douglas Hurd and Baroness Ellis, 12 Apr. 1978
  • LCC (78) 177 Paper on Rhodesia and South Africa, n.d.
  • LCC (78) 178 Rates, a paper by Michael Heseltine, 21 June 1978
  • LCC (78) 179 A Policy for Youth Employment - a paper by Mr. Prior, 26 June 1978
  • LCC (78) 181 Regional Policy, Kenneth Baker, 29 Jun 1978
  • LCC (78) 182 The Sale of Council Houses - a paper by Mr Heseltine, 28 June 1976
  • LCC (78) 183 [Vacant]
1 Mar.-5 July 1978
LCC 1/3/16/1 Agendas, minutes, LCC (78) 214-227, and papers, LCC (78) 185-(79) 195

The papers comprise

  • LCC (78) 180 Policy for the Nationalised Industries - a paper by N. Ridley, 26 June 1978
  • LCC (78) 184 Report of the Conservative Party Committee on the Referendum, n.d
  • LCC (78) 185 Toll Crossings - a paper by Norman Fowler, 28 July 1978
  • LCC (78) 186 The Conservative Manifesto 1978: The Right Approach to Government [2nd draft], 30 Aug 1978
  • LCC (78) 187 The Bingham Report, 28 Sept. 1978
  • LCC (78) 188 Paper on Rhodesia, n.d.
  • LCC (78) 188 Economic Monetary System, [Author: ANR/MHM], 14 Nov 1978
  • LCC (78) 189 The Proposal to Abolish Vehicle Excise Duty - a short paper by Mr Fowler, 20 Nov. 1978
  • LCC (78) 190 Weights and Measures Bill; includes further note by Sally Oppenheim, 20 Nov. 1978
10 July 1978-13 Dec. 1978
LCC 1/3/16/2 Agendas, minutes, LCC (79) 214-239, and papers, LCC (79) 191-195

The papers comprise

  • LCC (79) 191 Report on the Rawlinson Committee, 2 Jan. 1979
  • LCC (79) 192 Report of the Halisham Committee - comment by Lord Hailsham, 8 Feb. 1979
  • LCC (79) 193 Leasehold Reform - note by Hugh Rossi, 13 Feb. 1979
  • LCC (79) 194 Note on proposal by John Peyton for a Green Pound devaluation of 8%, 19 Mar. 1979
  • LCC (79) 195 Public Sector Pay - CRD paper, 4 Apr. 1979
16 Jan 1979-28 Mar. 1979




Sub-Committees - agendas, minutes and papers, 1950-1979

    Sub-Committees - agendas, minutes and papers, 1950

LCC 2/1/1 Liberal Committee Mar.-June 1950
LCC 2/1/2 Liberal Committee July-Dec. 1950

    Sub-Committees - agendas, minutes and papers, 1964-1968

LCC 2/2/1 Daily Committee 1964
LCC 2/2/2 Economic Sub-Committee 1965-8
LCC 2/2/3 Overseas Sub-Committee 1965-8
LCC 2/2/4 Social Services Sub-Committee 1965-6

    Sub-Committees - agendas, minutes and papers, 1974-1979

        Shadow Cabinet Policy Sub-Committee, 1975-1977

[The Shadow Cabinet Policy Sub-Committee was constituted in July 1975 following Sir Keith Joseph's proposal that the work of the various policy groups then in existence should be coordinated by a small sub-committee of the Shadow Cabinet, chaired by him, and including Sir Geoffrey Howe, Ian Gilmour, Lord Carrington, James Prior, Timothy Raison, Norman Fowler and Angus Maude. James Douglas of the Conservative Research Department was initially involved, and Nigel Forman and Adam Ridley of the Research Department acted as joint secretaries of the sub-committee and provided the Secretariat for the policy groups]

Related Material: [For a complete series of agendas, minutes and papers of this sub-committee, July 1975-December 1977, see: Keith Joseph's Papers - shelfmark: KJ 26/7 or Conservative Research Department papers - shelfmarks: CRD 4/17/35-36]

LCC 2/3/1/1 Policy Sub-Committee: minutes of first working lunch, concerning Industrial Policy options 26/01/1976




General correspondence, 1945-1979

    General correspondence, 1945-1951

LCC 3/1/1 General correspondence 1945-51

    General correspondence, 1965-1970

LCC 3/2/1 General correspondence Nov. 1965-Mar. 1966
LCC 3/2/2 General correspondence Nov. 1969-Apr. 1970

    General correspondence, 1974-1979

LCC 3/3/1 General correspondence Mar. 1974-Mar. 1975
LCC 3/3/2 General correspondence

Includes correspondence of the Leader's Steering Committee

May 1975-July 1978
LCC 3/3/3 General correspondence and information Feb. 1975-Jan. 1979




Miscellaneous, 1968-1970

LCC 4/1 Comments on LCC (68) 198, Administrative Law 1968
LCC 4/2 Health Service Finance 1968-9
LCC 4/3 Shadow Cabinet Weekend - Selsdon Park (5th and 7th meeting minutes) Jan.-Feb. 1970
LCC 4/4 Shadow Cabinet Weekend - Selsdon Park (drafts and papers) Jan.-Feb. 1970



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