Social Democratic Party (SDP) Archives

Committee papers and associated correspondence

Outline list

Boxes 1 - 4  - Steering Committee minutes and papers, February 1981 - October 1982

Steering Committee, February - June 1981

Steering Committee, July - December 1981

Steering Committee, January - October 1982

Various circulars to the Steering Committee, 1981-1982

Boxes  5 - 7(b)  - National Committee minutes and papers, August 1982 - March 1988

National Committee papers, File 1, August 1982 - December 1983

National Committee papers, File 2, January - December 1984

National Committee papers, File 3, January - December 1985

National Committee papers, January - December 1986

National Committee papers, January 1987 - March 1988

Boxes 8 - 10(b)

Finance and General Purposes Committee ( - Finance Committee) minutes and papers, July 1981 - January 1988

Finance Committee correspondence, February 1981 - October 1987

Interim Federal Finance & Administration Committee papers, November 1987 - March 1989

Interim Federal Executive papers, March 1988 - July 1989

Financial Planning Group papers, November 1987 - March 1988

Financial Advisory Committee papers and minutes, July 1981 - September 1982

Boxes  11 - 13(c) - Organisation Committee minutes and papers, February 1981 - December 1987

 

Boxes 14 - 24(a)

Policy Committee minutes and papers, May 1981 - December 1987

Policy Committee correspondence, May 1982 - May 1987

Policy Committee, various papers and mss. notes  

Policy Discussion Group papers and minutes, November 1983 - April 1987

Boxes 25 - 25(b)

Communications Committee minutes and papers, March 1981 - December 1986  

Communications Committee correspondence, April 1981 - November 1985  

Communications Committee miscellaneous papers, June 1981 - June 1986  

Communications Committee correspondence etc.  (I. Wrigglesworth)  

Membership Development and Services Committee minutes, circulars and correspondence, June 1981 - October 1985  

Research sub-Committee, reports etc., December 1981 - April 1982

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Boxes 26 - 26(a)

Parliamentary Advisory Committee papers and minutes January 1985 - June 1987

Parliamentary Advisory Committee correspondence, December 1981 - June 1986

Parliamentary Advisory Committee, various papers

Parliamentary Committee minutes and papers, February 1981 - April 1987

Parliamentary Committee correspondence, circulars and reports, January 1981 - December 1982

Boxes 27 - 27(b)

Co-ordinating Group minutes and papers, January - May 1982  

Co-ordinating Committee minutes and papers, January 1985 - May 1987  

Co-ordinating Committee correspondence, April 1985 - April 1987

Boxes 28 - 28(b)

Leaders' Joint Advisory Committee minutes and papers, October 1982 - July 1985  

Leaders' Joint Advisory Committee correspondence, July 1982 - January 1987  

Leaders' Joint Advisory Committee, various papers  

Joint Publicity sub-Group minutes and papers, November 1982 - May 1983  

Correspondence etc. with Joint Publicity Group, February 1983 - March 1985  

Marketing Strategy Group Minutes and Papers, January - October 1985  

Marketing Advisory Group minutes and papers, January 1985 - January 1987  

Marketing Advisory Group, miscellaneous unlisted items

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Boxes 29 & 29(a)

By-Election Working Group papers and correspondence, February 1984 - October 1985  

Local Government Campaign Co-ordinating Committee minutes and papers, July 1984 - July 1985  

Council Arrangements Committee papers and minutes, October 1983 - December 1987  

Various papers enclosed with CAC papers  

Correspondence included with CAC papers, December 1984 - November 1985  

Local Government Sub-Committee papers and minutes, December 1981 - September 1982  

Local Government Sub-Committee, various papers and correspondence February - November 1984

Boxes 30 & 30(a)

Constitution :  I Wrigglesworth's and B. Doyle's files; including material on the Constitutional Convention 1982  

Constitutional Review Committee minutes and papers, January 1985 - May 1985  

Copies of SDP Constitution

Box 31

Constitutional Review Papers 1985 (Kensington/Torquay)  

Area Party submissions  

Correspondence  

Various circulars

Box 32

Joint Themes/Slogans Group, March 1985 - April 1986  

'Partnership for Progress' Consultative Paper 1986, preparatory documents, papers, minutes, comments etc.  

Campaign Committee papers, minutes and correspondence, August 1982 - April 1987  

Manifesto Committee papers, March - May 1987  

Alliance Strategy Committee minutes, papers, correspondence & circulars, November 1984 - April 1987  

Joint Negotiating Team minutes and papers, June 1987 - January 1988 (including SDP Negotiating Committee and Liberal Negotiating Team papers)

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Box 33  

Citizens' Rights Working Party : Papers, February 1985 - June 1985  

Citizens' Rights Policy Working Group : Minutes and Papers, February - May 1982  

Citizens' Rights : correspondence, October 1981 - January 1987

Box 34 - Citizens' Rights policy Working Group : Discussion papers  

 

Box 34(a)  

Women for Social Democracy  

Green Paper on Women; Correspondence, 1982-83  

Box 35  

Crime and Policing Working Party : papers and correspondence, April - July 1985  

Papers included with Crime and Policing Working Party papers  

Various non-SDP papers and publications included with Citizens' Rights Policy Working Groups papers, November 1981 - December 1986  

Box 36  

Working Party on the Environment : Minutes and Papers, December 1982 - December 1984  

Working Party on the Environment : Correspondence, January 1983 - April 1987  

Policy statements on the Environment  

Environment papers : miscellaneous items  

Water privatisation papers, February 1986 - June 1986  

Additional environment papers  

Box 36(a) - Ecology and Environment Committee : minutes and papers, 1982-1983  

 

Box 36(b) - Ecology and Environment Committee : minutes and papers, 1981-1983  

 

Box 36(c) - Housing and Planning Policy Group : minutes and papers, September 1982  

 

Box 36(d) - Urban Policy Committee : minutes and papers, October 1981 - April 1983

 

Box 36(e)

Housing and Planning Policy Group/Working Party on Housing :  drafts of Green Paper on Housing, 1982-83

Committee minutes and papers, 1982-84

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Box 36(f) - Housing and Planning Policy Group : comments received on the Green Paper on Housing Policy 1981-1983  

 

Box 37  

European Community Group : papers and correspondence, December 1984 - April 1987  

ASDE (Association for a Social Democratic Europe) papers and minutes, February 1985 - December 1986  

Various items included with European Community Group papers  

East/West Relations Committee : papers and minutes, July 1984 -June 1985  

Drafts of East/West Relations Green Paper  

Correspondence re: the draft paper, July 1985 - May 1986  

Miscellaneous items included with East/West papers  

Box 38  

Defence and Disarmament Working Party : papers and minutes, May 1984 - July 1986  

Defence papers : Correspondence, February 1984 - May 1987  

Various publications included with defence papers, June 1981 - September 1986  

Defence Papers : Policy Statements, CSD Motions and Press and Parliamentary Statements, December 1983 - November 1986  

Box 38(a) - International Affairs Committee : Papers and minutes, 19 May 1982 - 11 May 1983  

 

Box 38(b) - 'Defence and disarmament in Europe' Policy document no. 7 (drafts and comments)  

 

Box 38(c) - International Affairs Committee : SDP foreign policy statements; International Affairs Committee membership  

 

Box 38(d) - International Affairs Committee : correspondence, 12 January 1982 - 15 October 1984  

 

Box 38(e) - International Affairs Committee : sub-Groups - Formulation and Presentation of Foreign Policy : European Institutional Reform (European Community Group); Association for a Social Democratic Europe  

 

Box 38(f) - International Affairs Committee : sub-Groups - Improving East/West Relations; the International Economy; the Manufacturing and Selling of Arms

 

Box 38(g) - International Affairs Committee : sub-Groups - Southern Africa; the Middle East; China Relations; Friends of Israel; Third World and Development  

 

Box 38(h) - Policy Group on Third World and Development; minutes November 1981 - February 1983; circulated papers; correspondence 1982

Box 39 Working Party on the Future of the GLC : papers, September 1983 - October 1983  

Correspondence relating to the future of the GLC, November 1982 - September 1984  

GLC policy papers, February 1982 - July 1984

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Box 39(a)  

Policy Committee on Decentralisation of Government : minutes and papers, October 1981 - March 1983

Sub-Committee on Local Government Finance : minutes, January 1981 - November 1981

Box 39(b) - Policy Committee on Decentralisation of Government Comments on SDP Green Paper no. 3 (Decentralising government)  

 

Box 39(c) - Policy Committee on Decentralisation of Government : circulated papers  

 

Box 39(d)  

Joint SDP/Alliance Commission on the Constitution minutes 1981-1983  

Associated Papers  

Box 39(e) - Joint SDP/Alliance Commission on the Constitution Report

Box 40  

Decentralisation of Government Working Party, papers and minutes November 1984 - November 1985  

Regional policy papers  

Regional policy : correspondence, September 1981 - June 1987  

Box 41

Health and Social Services Policy Group : minutes and papers, October 1982 (?) - March 1987  

Policy Committee papers on health matters, March 1983 - July 1986  

Health policy papers, on May 1983 - December 1983

Health campaign papers  

Health matters : correspondence, July 1983 - March 1987

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Box 41(a) - Health and Welfare Association : minutes and papers, 1982 -1986

 

Box 41(b)  

Policy Group on Health and Personal Services : minutes, 9 November 1981 - 21 February 1983  

Draft of Green Paper on health; circulated papers and correspondence, November 1981 - April 1983  

Box 41(c) - Policy Group on Health and Personal Social Services : comments received on Green Paper, 1982 - 1983  

Box 42 - Health press cuttings and non-SDP publications on health issues

 

Box 43  

Competition Policy Working Party, papers May 1984 - July 1984  

Papers on privatisation and competition, July 1984 - February 1986  

Competition/Privatisation correspondence, November 1983 - October 1985  

Comments on SDP competition policy paper, December 1985 - February 1986  

Box 43(a)  

Industrial Strategy Policy Committee minutes and papers, October 1981 - September 1982  

Industrial Strategy Policy Committee correspondence, August 1981 - November 1984

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Box 43(b) - Industrial Strategy Policy Committee miscellaneous documents and papers

 

Box 43(c1)  

Joint Commission on Employment and Industrial Recovery minutes and papers, March 1982 - February 1983  

Joint Commission on Employment and Industrial Recovery correspondence, November 1981 - November 1983  

Joint Commission on Employment and Industrial Recovery miscellaneous documents

Box 43(c2) - Policy Group on Training Papers

 

Box 43(d1)

Liberal/SDP Policy Group 1 : Economic and Industrial Affairs minutes and papers, July 1983 - June 1985  

Liberal/SDP Policy Group 1 : Economic and Industrial Affairs correspondence, November 1983 - January 1987  

Liberal/SDP Policy Group 1 : Economic and Industrial Affairs various documents

Box 43(d2) - Industrial Democracy Committee minutes and papers, 1982 1983  

 

Box 43(d3) - Industrial Democracy Policy Committee minutes and papers, 1982  

 

Box 43(d4)  

Industrial Democracy Policy Committee correspondence, 1982 - 1984  

Industrial Democracy paper  

Fifth Directive and Vredeling Proposals  

Box 43(d5)  

Trade Union Reform Committee minutes and papers, 1981 - 1982  

Correspondence, 1981 - 1984

Box 43(e) - Worksearch Steering Committee various papers, November 1986 - February 1987  

 

Box 43(f)  

Working Party on Taxation and Social Security papers and minutes, March - October 1986  

Working Party on Taxation and Social Security various papers August 1986 - May 1987  

Working Party on Taxation and Social Security miscellaneous items and correspondence

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Box 43(g)  

Economic Policy Group minutes and papers, February 1984 - December 1986  

Economic Policy Group additional papers and miscellaneous correspondence, 1984 - 1986

Box 43(h)

Public Expenditure Working Group minutes and papers, July 1985 - October 1986  

Policy Committee papers included with PEWG papers, February 1986  

Public Expenditure Working Group miscellaneous papers and correspondence, September 1985 - October 1986  

Boxes 43(I) - 43(k)  

Economic Policy Committee minutes, November 1981 - February 1982  

Correspondence, January 1981 - March 1983  

Pay Policy Sub-Group, minutes and papers, 1982  

Circulated papers, 1978 - 1983  

Newspapers cuttings  

Miscellaneous papers

Box 43(L) - SDP and the 1983 Budget  

Box 44  

Energy Policy Working Group Papers, January 1986 - June 1986  

Statements and papers on energy policy, 1983 - 1987  

Individual papers and statements, January 1986 - July 1986  

Energy correspondence, October 1984 - March 1987

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Box 44(a)

Energy Policy Group minutes, October 1982 - March 1983  

Draft Green Paper on Energy  

Energy correspondence, 1982-1983  

Circulated papers

Boxes 44(b) and 44(c) - Energy Policy Group related (non-SDP) papers  

Box 45  

Agricultural Policy Group Minutes and Papers, February 1982 - March 1985

Agriculture policy statements  

Agricultural papers, June 1981 - February 1987

Box 46

Agriculture : correspondence, November 1981 - August 1984

Agriculture : various non-SDP publications

Papers on SDP fishing policy, April 1983 - April 1984

Box 47

Arts Policy Committee papers and minutes, October 1981 - February 1987

Arts green papers

Arts correspondence, February 1982 - August 1985

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Box 48 - Arts papers

 

Box 49

Animal welfare papers (minutes, policy statements, correspondence)

Disability Working Party papers (minutes, policy statements, correspondence)

Policy group on the Third World and Development, papers December 1982 - January 1983

Draft SDP statement on Regional Industrial Policy [n.d.]

Box 49(a)

Policy Group on Education and Training, minutes November 1981 - May 1982

Correspondence relating to Green paper no. 4, 1982-83

Box 49(b)

Policy Group on Education and Training, correspondence   1982-83

Education policy conferences 1982

Box 49(c) - Policy Group on Education and Training, policy papers and statements, 1981-1982

 

Box 49(d) - Policy Group on Education and Training, circulated papers 1982-83

 

Box 49(e) - Policy Group on Education and Training, related papers

 

Box 49(f) - Education Policy Group (Education and Training Policy Group) papers September 1983 - September 1985

Box 50 - Education and Training Policy Group, papers 2 August 1985 - 1 July 1987

 

Box 51 - Higher Education Working Party, papers July 1984 - 31 July 1986

 

Box 51(a) - Various Education papers (Student grants, Training and YTS, SDP Education Campaign, Teachers)

 

Box 52 - Higher Education Assorted documents

 

Boxes 53 & 54 - Education Press Releases, 18 July 1986 - 29 January 1987

 

Box 55 - Comments on Education Policy document 1981 and 1982

 

Box 56

Education Conferences, Bristol and Northampton, 1985, notes and correspondence

ILEA Elections (8 May 1986), - press releases and handouts

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Box 57 - SDP 1986 survey of the GCSE examination : correspondence and survey questionnaires

 

Box 58 - Correspondence to A. Sofer, 1986, re: education

 

Box 59 - Correspondence to A. Sofer and V. Mitchell, 1983 - 1985, re: education

 

Box 60 - Non-SDP education publications

Box 61

Trade Union Campaign Committee minutes and papers, January - July 1985

Trade Union Campaign Committee various papers, March - December 1985

Box 62  - Prospective Parliamentary Candidates file, June 1982 - July 1987

 

Box 63 - SDP Party Political Broadcasts papers, transcripts and correspondence, December 1984 - April 1987

 

Box 64

Young Social Democrats/Students for Social Democracy papers and correspondence, September 1981 - March 1987

Wrigglesworth Papers

Outline of contents

Early Discussions with Liberal Party (Box 1)

Conferences/CSD files, 1981-1988 (Box 9)