Series One: British Labour Party Research Department Memoranda & Information
Part 4: Memoranda, November 1974 - May 1979, with Information Papers, 1975-1979
The Labour Research Department evolved from the Fabian Society Research Bureau and was the principal fountainhead of policy ideas within the Labour Party. They produced over 100 'Memoranda' in a given year, each of which vigorously examined a chosen topic and proposed a policy.
Part 4 completes the project with coverage of the period from November 1974 to May 1979. These were difficult years for Labour, featuring:
- Inflation reaching 25% following the oil crisis.
- The decline of manufacturing in Britain.
- IMF intervention.
- Widespread union unrest - "Crisis, what crisis?"
- Discussion of alliance with the Liberal Party.