Politics in Schools controversy

Scope and Content

Mostly concerning details of the meeting between the political parties and arrangements, and views of other organisations. The file includes correspondence with John Selwyn Gummer, including typed notes about a talk with him, 1973 (6); K.J Revell, chief education officer, 1973; H. Underhill, 1973 (2); Derek Heater, 1973; Janet E Fookes MP, 1973; Nigel Spearing MP, 1973 (2); G.F Cockerill, including a letter from Diane Brace about civic education within schools, 1973 (3); Fred Jarvis, (Deputy General Secretary, NUT) 1973 (2); Michael English MP, 1973; John Pardoe MP, including details of one sixth form conference in Bradford, 1973; Margaret Thatcher [Later Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven] about possible circulation of the eventual agreement by the department for education, 1973; Stephen Perry (Young Conservation Association) about proposing non-partisan political education, 1973 (2); Roy Hattersley, 1973 (2); P.C Metcalfe, including details of the Stevenage sixth form conference "The third world", a copy of the questionnaire that was given to students after the conference, and newspaper cuttings, 1972-1973 (13).