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Disarmament Campaign (III): Correspondence and papers, Dec 1981-Oct 1982

CCO 20/37/4

Correspondents include:-

  1. Blaker, Peter, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
  2. Booth, John G, Chairman, Taunton and District Branch, The Monday Club
  3. Boyne, Sir Harry, Director of Press and Communications, Conservative Central Office
  4. Cowell, Tim, Assistant Director (Youth), Conservative Central Office
  5. Garner, Sir Anthony, Director of Organisation and Community Affairs, Conservative Central Office
  6. Johnson, David, Chairman, Wessex Area Young Conservatives, and National Secretary, Youth for Multilateral Disarmament
  7. Nott, John, Secretary of State for Defence
  8. Parkinson, Cecil, Conservative Party Chairman
  9. Prisk, Mark, Chairman, Reading University Conservative Association
  10. Shipley, Peter, Conservative Research Department

Subjects include:-

  1. Rejection of unilateralism by Reading University students
  2. Difficulties with distribution of anti-CND Ministry of Defence literature
  3. Anti-CND conference entitled 'Peace not Appeasement', held at Conservative Central Office, Feb 1982
  4. Appointment of an MP to coordinate the Conservatives' anti-CND campaign
  5. Briefing Conference for MPs on CND and deterrence, held at Conservative Central Office, Mar 1982
  6. CND demonstrations, Jun 1982


Anti-CND leaflets, c1982-1983:-

  1. Coalition for Peace Through Security:- CND: Communists Neutralists Defeatists, 30 Questions...And Honest Answers about CND
  2. Foreign and Commonwealth Office:- The Nuclear Debate, Britain and Arms Control
  3. Ministry of Defence:- Nuclear Weapons and Preventing War, How to Deal with a Bully, Trident. Vital for Britain

Also includes:-

  1. Anti-CND literature pack produced by Youth for Multilateral Disarmament, 'Peace and Defence: Speakers Notes' by Phil Pedley, 1981
  2. Conservative Research Department briefing pack, 'Deterrence and Disarmament', Jan 1982
  3. Conservative Research Department paper, 'Trends in the Disarmament Movement', Peter Shipley, 22/01/1982
  4. Photocopies of leaflets distributed by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, ND [1982]
  5. Briefing paper for circulation to MPs on the impact of the Defence cuts on the Royal Navy, Apr 1982
  6. Photocopy of Socialist Worker flyer promoting demonstrations against President Reagan's visit to the UK, and the Falklands Conflict, Jun 1982
  7. Statement entitled 'The Church and the Bomb' by Peter Blaker MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, in response to publication of the report of the Church of England's Working Party of the Board of Social Responsibility, Oct 1982


  • Creation: Dec 1981-Oct 1982


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