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R.A. Butler, Aug-Sep 1940; Dec 1944-Jan 1958

CCO 20/1/1

R.A. Butler [Variously:- Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1940-1941); Chairman, Conservative Research Department (1945-1965); Chancellor of the Exchequer (1951-1955); Leader of the House of Commons (1955-1961); and Home Secretary (1957-1962)]

Correspondents include:-

  1. Anderson, John, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1943-1945)
  2. Assheton, Ralph, Party Chairman (1944-1946)
  3. Bourne, Lady Hester, Vice-Chairman (1939-1943)
  4. Chapman-Walker, M, Chief Publicity Officer, Conservative Office
  5. Davidson, Frances-Joan, Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead (1937-1959)
  6. Hacking, Douglas, Party Chairman (1936-1942)
  7. Hogg, Quintin, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, Party Chairman (1957-1959)
  8. Morrison, John, Chairman of the 122 Committee (1955-1964)
  9. Topping, Sir Robert, General Director, Conservative Central Office (1931-1945)
  10. Woolton, 1st Earl of, Frederick James Marquis, Party Chairman (1946-1955)

Subjects include:-

  1. Research carried out between June-September 1940 by Margaret Godley under the direction of RA Butler, primarily concerning intelligence-gathering on other organisations in the fields of post-War reconstruction
  2. Friendly Societies
  3. Paper allocation for the 1945 general election
  4. Co-Partnership in Industry
  5. Reconstitution of the Conservative Research Department after the War
  6. Conservative Party exhibition ( Trust the People) held at Dorland Hall, London, June-July 1947
  7. Production of publicity literature
  8. Ernest Marples MP and Conservative policy on housing and leasehold reform
  9. Equal salaries for women
  10. Sur-Tax and the effect on stockbrokers
  11. Bias in BBC reporting
  12. Vice in London
  13. Use of hoardings
  14. House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949
  15. Repeal of Section 88 of the Representation of the People Act 1949


  • Creation: Aug-Sep 1940; Dec 1944-Jan 1958


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  • English

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CCO 20/1/1

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom