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Disarmament Campaign (II): Correspondence and papers, Jun-Dec 1981; Mar 1982

CCO 20/37/3

Correspondents include:-

  1. Blaker, Peter, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
  2. Cowell, Tim, Assistant Director (Youth), Conservative Central Office
  3. Craine, Peter, Ministry of Defence
  4. Garner, Sir Anthony, Director of Organisation and Community Affairs, Conservative Central Office
  5. Howarth, Alan, Director, Conservative Research Department
  6. Hurd, Douglas, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  7. Johnson, David, Chairman, Wessex Area Young Conservatives, and National Secretary, Youth for Multilateral Disarmament
  8. Lamport, Stephen MJ, Private Secretary to Douglas Hurd, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  9. Oxenbury, Shirley, Chairman's Office, Conservative Central Office
  10. Parkinson, Cecil, Conservative Party Chairman
  11. Shipley, Peter, Conservative Research Department
  12. Thatcher, Margaret, Prime Minister

Subjects include:-

  1. Design and circulation of anti-CND publicity material, in conjunction with the British Atlantic Committee
  2. Guidance for Conservative MPs on the Government's position on disarmament and the nuclear deterrent
  3. Measures taken to counter the CND campaign
  4. Reports on CND demonstrations


Notes of meetings concerning CND:-

  1. Minutes of meeting chaired by Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft, 16/06/1981
  2. Minutes of meeting chaired by Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft, 28/06/1981
  3. Minutes of meeting chaired by Party Chairman Cecil Parkinson, 27/10/1981
  4. Notes of the first meeting of the anti-CND coordinating group, chaired by Peter Blaker MP on 05/11/1981, by Peter Shipley, 06/11/1981

Anti-CND leaflets:-

Conservative Central Office:-

  1. 'Do you want peace? On what terms?...', ND [c.1981]

Youth for Multilateral Disarmament:-

  1. The Soviet Union Needs You! Support unilateral disarmament!
  2. Peace at What Price? Never Again

Ministry of Defence:-

  1. A Nuclear Free Europe? Why it wouldn't work
  2. Nuclear Weapons and Preventing War
  3. Cruise Missiles. The important questions
  4. Cruise Missiles. Some important questions and answers

Further anti-CND leaflets:-

  1. Conservative Research Department briefing pack, 'Deterrence and Disarmament', May 1981
  2. Note concerning the Party's attitude to the World Disarmament Campaign, ND [c.1981]
  3. Paper, 'The Debate on Nuclear Deterrence and Disarmament - Notes for Guidance by Mr Peter Blaker MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, ND [c.1981; 7pp]
  4. Guidance notes for Conservative MPs invited to address CND meetings concerning disarmament, 'Meetings about the Nuclear Deterrent and Disarmament', Sep 1981 [6pp]
  5. Conservative Central Office press release containing extracts from speeches by Peter Blaker MP concerning CND, 08/09/1981
  6. Lists of Conservative Parliamentary Candidates and local activists prepared to act as anti-CND speakers, ND [1981]
  7. Guidance notes for Conservative MPs, 'The Nuclear Deterrent and Disarmament', by Peter Blaker MP, Nov 1981 [6pp]
  8. Ministry of Defence literature pack, The United Kingdom Trident Programme, with introduction by John Nott, Secretary of State for Defence, Mar 1982


  • Creation: Jun-Dec 1981; Mar 1982


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