Alternative Reference numberMPA 78
TitleSheffield City Council DONE
DescriptionCorrespondence, reports, minutes and other papers sent to Joan Maynard by Sheffield City Council on a range of different local issues. Includes:

Copy letter from Sheffield City Polytechnic Union of Students (originally sent to Frank Hooley MP) about Iranian students and their fear of returning to Iran;

Correspondence between Joan Maynard and the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher about cruise missiles, NATO, Trident and 'nuclear free zones'. Maynard writes in favour of the rejection of nuclear bases and weapons; Thatcher writes back (Dec 1980, Mar 1981) stating that the Government would be strengthening defences/deterrence (both letters signed by Margaret Thatcher).

Correspondence re. 'the Gypsy Question' including a copy of the Sheffield Gypsy Support Group newsletter, Dec 1981 which includes strong comments on the actions of the Labour Group relating to gypsies.

Copy of Sheffield City Council's pamphlet on Sheffield's steel industry: 'Sheffield Says: Save Our Steel - No To Job Losses! No Cuts in Capacity! No Sale of Public Assets!' (foreword by Bill Michie, Chairman, Employment Committee, 20 Sep 1982) [photocopy, 17pp]. The Council formed an Employment Committee and Employment Department to coordinate Sheffield City Council actions to prevent further job losses in the city.

Also correspondence re. parliamentary boundaries, Young Workers Scheme, Legal Aid, Local Government expenditure, sale of prefabricated bungalows in Sheffield, the steel industry, unfit meat, teachers of shortage subjects, pensioners and TV licences, the Local Government Finance Bill, subsidised public transport, the Criminal Justice Bill, Sheffield's Urban Programme, severe weather fuel payments (money owed to Supplementary Benefit claimantsin debt to fuel boards), the Rayner Scrutiny of the V&A Museum and the Science Museum in London etc.
Date1981 - 1982
Extent1 item
FormatPaper - mixed formats
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2024