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Conservative conference - response to Tony Benn proposals

Title
Conservative conference - response to Tony Benn proposals
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
Oct 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:03:42
Description
Report on the Conservative Party conference in Brighton. Includes excerpts of speeches by representative Trevor Robinson; Environment Secretary, Michael Heseltine; leader of the Greater London Council, Sir Horace Cutler; representative David Baines; minister in charge of civil defence, Leon Brittan. Many of the speakers criticised Labour MP, Tony Benn who, in his Labour Party conference speech, proposed the abolition of the House of Lords and the nationalisation of key industries. Other topics discussed included spending cuts in local authorities, and the Government’s policy on civil defence (with reference to the public information pamphlet, Protect and Survive). Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Horace Cutler; Michael Heseltine; Leon Brittan; Trevor Robinson; David Baines
Keywords
Politics; Local authorities; Local government; Labour Party; Cost reduction; Parliament; Conservative Party; Political conferences; GLC; Political parties; Conferences; House of Lords; Political reform; Public expenditure; Civil defence; Nuclear warfare; Government spending; Tony Benn; Pamphlets; Protect and Survive

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