National Service and conscientious objection

Scope and Content

Comprising correspondence in relation to National Service and conscientious objection. Correspondents include Gabriel Newfield about the passing of the National Service bill, British politics and general elections, security and ethics, Scottish immigration, and his work, 1955 (4); the Ministry of Labour and National Service, 1952-1956 (5); the Peace Pledge Union, with thanks for Bernard Crick’s assistance at open-air meetings, 1952; and a copy of a letter to Lord Robert Chorley of Kendall, requesting advice on the 1955 amendment to the National Service act, 1956. The file also includes Bernard Crick’s application to local tribunal, as a registered conscientious objector, outlining his case against participation in national service, and draft statements.