Alternative Reference numberMPA 45
TitleRacism and Immigration DONE
DescriptionCorrespondence file relating to various national/global issues, individual cases and local campaigns.

Includes correspondence from Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha re. assaults on Sikhs in the Middlesex area; various circulars and letters from the Anti Nazi League; British Campaign for the Release of Indonesian Political Prisoners; Correspondence re. a London woman refused re-admission to UK in 1977; general immigration policy; Anti-Apartheid Movement, London on South Africa; Information Paper (no.24) produced by The Labour Party on 'Britain's Extreme Right', 1976; National Front (NF) and concerns about those with extreme political views being employed as Civil Servants (example of Raymond Clarkson who was attacked while distributing NF leaflets in York, 1977 - a Civil Servant and member of the NF); Briefing Paper by The Runnymede Trust on 'British Nationality and the Colonies', 1977; Case of a retired Lieutenant Col. Indian Army (born in Cardiff of British parents) who was unable to get British passports for his children as they were born in India while he was stationed there as a member of the British Army - includes affidavits, letters from the family and responses from the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office - Maynard described the case as 'a scandal'; correspondence from Amnesty International, Sheffield re. human rights in Chile; Middle East report on 'The Israeli Elections and Their Consequences', 1977; correspondence expressing concern about street violence arising from NF marches in areas with a 'high proportion of coloured people' (London), 1977; 'A Miserable and Lonely Death' - a reconstruction of the inquest into the death of Steven Biko by Thames Television (printed script), Thames Television: 1977; Letter written by Maynard to a Bournemouth correspondent rebuking the notion that immigrants are the cause of unemployment - 'our unemployment is not caused by the coloured people of this country... the real cause of unemployment is the recession in the Western World and the deflationary policies being carried out by the Government...', 22 Feb 1978; 'The Battle Against Racialism and Fascism' - a Labour Party Young Socialists Annual Conference Document 1978; NCCL Report 'The Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions Act) - memorandum of evidence to Lord Shackleton, Mar 1978; 'Rights!' - the newspaper of the NCCL, Jan/Feb 1978, Nov/Dec 1977 (printed); 'Searchlight' - Britain's Anti Fascist Journal, no.32, 1978 (printed).
Extent1 item
FormatPaper - mixed formats
AccessConditionsThis subject file is open to public inspection. However, it contains two case file items which make reference to named individuals and their personal circumstances/immigration status. Consequently these two items (within the file) are closed to public inspection for 100 years under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (exempt under section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act). Please refer to Sheffield Archives for advice on how to access this subject file.
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