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Ten-Minute Topic , 1960-1964


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  • 1960-1964

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  • English

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PUB 196/3

Biographical / Historical

The production of the Ten-Minute Topic series supplemented and took the same format as, Two-Way Topic (for which, see above). The introduction to the first Topic, in August 1960, states, 'This leaflet introduces a new CPC scheme which will enable opinions throughout the Party to be more widely sounded on topical subjects under the Two-Way Movement of Ideas. It is an extension of the successful Two-Way Topic scheme which began in 1956 and which enables us to collect the suggestions and views of scores of discussion groups all over the country. From 1st October 1960, we shall produce each month, not only the usual Two-Way Topic for discussion groups, but also a Ten-Minute Topic designed especially for use by branch meetings. Both will be on the same subject, but the Ten-Minute Topic will be shorter and simpler and contain only one or two 'spot' questions for answer. The answers are to be forwarded to the Area Political Education Officer to arrive by the last day of the month. They will be sent to the CPC, and a summary of opinions from both forms of the month's Topic - together with any outstanding individual points - will be brought to the immediate attention of the Party Chairman and of Ministers concerned with the subject under discussion.' Both Ten-Minute Topic and Two-Way Topic appear to have ceased publication following the 1964 General Election.

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