Speaker's Commission on Citizenship

Scope and Content

Papers collated and created by the Speaker's Commission on Citizenship, 1988-1990, notably minutes of meetings of the main body of the Commission, 1988-1990; material relating to the final report of the Commission, 1989-1990, including drafts of the report, with comments by members and others, and papers of the working party meetings; supporting papers for the report of the Commission, 1989-1990; correspondence about the work of the Commission plus reports submitted to it, 1989-1990; papers relating to education and citizenship, notably the National Curriculum Council's report on Education for Citizenship, and associated papers, 1989, and material of the Consultative Conference on Citizenship in Schools, 1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Commission on Citizenship was set up in 1988 by the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Bernard Weatherill, in order to consider how to 'encourage, develop and recognise Active Citizenship within a wide range of groups in the community, both local and national, including school students, adults, those in full employment, as well as volunteers'. The Chair was Maurice Stonefrost, and the Secretary Frances Morell. The Commission's report was published as Encouraging citizenship (HMSO, 1990).


Arranged in sections as follows: minutes, drafts, supporting papers, correspondence and additional.

Access Information


Other Finding Aids

Temporary handlist and on-line catalogue available.

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science catalogue. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

Apply to Archivist for copyright details. Most documents may be photocopied.

Custodial History

Given by Frances Morell, Secretary to the Commission, in 1994 and 1995.


Encouraging citizenship (HMSO, 1990).