Ref NoGMG/1/3/4/1/1/5
TitleCommonwealth Press Union
Extent1 file
Creator NameManchester Guardian and Evening News Limited; Chairman's Office; Laurence Prestwich Scott
DescriptionDivided into 5 folders, labelled 'CPU- Shawcross Committee', 'CPU Quinquennial Conference, starts 21 September 1970, ends 16 October 1970', 'Commonwealth Press Union- Appointment of Secretary', 'CPU- Lionel Cross Presentation Fund' and 'Commonwealth Press Union- Dinner Discussions'. Contains correspondence and papers relating to the Union's annual conferences, attended by LP Scott. Members (and correspondents) include the Lord Astor of Hever as President, Gavin Astor as Chairman of Council, Lord Thomson as Vice-Chairman of Council and Harry Brittain as founder.

Folder 1 includes correspondence and papers relating to the Committee on the Freedom of the Press, chaired by Lord Shawcross. It includes minutes, agendas and correspondence with the aforementioned Lord Shawcross (amongst others) on the administration of the committee, (1966-67).

Folder 2 contains correspondence and papers relating to the Quinquennial Conference of 1970. Papers are mainly administrative, and are concerned primarily with arrangements for a dinner party, to be held by LP Scott, on behalf of the Commonwealth Press Union, at the National Liberal Club, on October 12, 1970, although some minutes, agendas and other administrative papers are also included. Dinner party attendees include delegates from New Zealand, Australia, the West Indies, Canada, Bermuda and India.

Folder 3 contains correspondence with and papers from Lionel Cross concerning applications for the post of secretary to the Commonwealth Press Union, with comments on individuals recommended, (1969).

Folder 4 contains administrative documents, regarding a presentation made to Lionel Cross, upon his retirement as secretary of the Commonwealth Press Union, in 1970. A list of contributors to the fund is included.

Folder 5 contains correspondence and papers relating to in-formal dinner discussions held by members of the Commonwealth Press Union. Possible subjects for discussion are included, as are lists of attendees, and notes on reports made by guest speakers, (1969-1974).
System Of ArrangementSubject
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsSome papers may be closed in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Related MaterialGMG/1/3/4/1/1/3, 4, 6
TermConference Papers
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