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Disarmament Campaign (I): Correspondence and papers, Apr 1980-Sep 1981

CCO 20/37/2

Correspondents include:-

  1. Baker, KHF, Agent and Secretary, Saffron Walden Constituency Conservative Association
  2. Blaker, Peter, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
  3. Boyne, Sir Harry, Director of Press and Communications, Conservative Central Office
  4. Cattell, Miss R.D., Deputy Central Office Agent, North West Area
  5. Cowell, Tim, Assistant Director (Youth), Conservative Central Office
  6. Eady, Mrs Judy, Community Officer, Wessex Area
  7. Gordon Evans, World Disarmament Campaign
  8. Eyres, Stephen, Managing Editor of Free Nation, The Freedom Association
  9. Garner, Sir Anthony, Director of Organisation and Community Affairs, Conservative Central Office
  10. Horsfield, Frank, Secretary and Agent, Woking Constituency Conservative Association
  11. Howarth, Alan, Director, Conservative Research Department
  12. Hurd, Douglas, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  13. Kerpel, Councillor Tony, London Borough of Camden
  14. Norbury, Brian, Private Secretary to John Nott, Secretary of State for Defence
  15. Nott, John, Secretary of State for Defence
  16. Peyton, John, MP for Yeovil
  17. Shipley, Peter, Conservative Research Department
  18. Stocken, Miss P, Speakers Department, Conservative Central Office
  19. Thorneycroft, Peter, Conservative Party Chairman
  20. Woodhouse, Catherine, Chairman's Office, Conservative Central Office

Subjects include:-

  1. The popularity of CND in South Somerset
  2. Manchester City Council's support for CND
  3. Availability of Conservative Party speakers to address CND meetings in the absence of the local MP
  4. Invitation to John Nott, Secretary of State for Defence, to address an anti-CND rally organised by The Freedom Association during the Conservative Party Conference
  5. The cross-party multilateral disarmament group, Council for Arms Control, formed by Ray Whitney MP
  6. Measures taken to counter the CND campaign
  7. Conservative Central Office leaflets for the Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
  8. Opposition to the World Disarmament Campaign


  1. Annual Report of the United Nations Association, Westminister Branch, 01/04/1980
  2. Ministry of Defence [?] literature pack, 'Cruise Missiles - A vital part of the West's Life Insurance', ND [c.1980]
  3. Ministry of Defence pamphlet, The Future United Kingdom Strategic Nuclear Deterrence Force, with introduction by Francis Pym, Secretary of State for Defence, Jul 1980 [27pp]
  4. Notes on a CND meeting held in Salisbury on 31/01/1981
  5. Conservative Central Office press release containing extract from Douglas Hurd's speech to the Aylesbury Women's Advisory Committee Luncheon concerning 'Nuclear Weapons - the Debate we Must Win', 24/02/1981
  6. Copy of Hansard containing John Nott's speech in the House of Commons concerning Nuclear Deterrence, 03/03/1981
  7. Conservative Central Office press release containing extract from John Nott's speech to the Annual Scottish Conservative Party Conference, Perth, concerning unilateral disarmament, 07/05/1981
  8. Conservative Research Department briefing pack, 'Deterrence and Disarmament', May 1981 [16pp]
  9. Ministry of Defence brief, 'Nuclear Weapons: Public Attitudes', ND [c.1981; 45pp]
  10. Photocopy of National Front leaflet, 'Campaign against the Communist CND', circulated in the Northern Area, ND [June 1981]
  11. British Atlantic Committee leaflet, 'Better than CND', ND [c.1981]
  12. Photograph of World Disarmament Campaign poster on hoardings during the Warrington by-election, Jul 1981
  13. Notes of a meeting chaired by Douglas Hurd at Conservative Central Office on 09/09/1981 concerning nuclear weapons policy [Author: SMJ Lamport, Private Secretary to Douglas Hurd, 10/09/1981]
  14. Conservative Central Office leaflet 'Nuclear Weapons'


  • Creation: Apr 1980-Sep 1981


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