Complete classes from the CAB & PREM series in the Public Record Office
Series Three: CAB 128 & CAB 129 - Cabinet Conclusions & Cabinet Memoranda, 1945 and following
Part 6: The Wilson Government, January 1969 - May 1970
(CAB 128/44, 46 & CAB 129/140-146)
Part 6 provides the CAB 128 and CAB 129 files for the last turbulent years of the Wilson government, January 1969-May 1970.
- There is much material on the economy, defence issues, international relations and the troubles in Northern Ireland.
- There is also good material on the Divorce Reform Act, the Matrimonial Property Act, the abolition of the death penalty, the free vote on abortion, Concorde and the reorganisation of the National Health Service.
- Other important documents cover the controversial dock-workers pay negotiations, the financial future of Britain’s shipbuilding industry, Barbara Castle’s In Place of Strife proposals, the industrial relations crisis and the draft White Paper for Britain’s application for membership of the EEC.