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British Library of Political and Economic Science

Speaker's Commission on Citizenship


Reference code(s): GB 0097 CITIZENSHIP

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: Speaker's Commission on Citizenship

Date(s): 1988-1990

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 7 boxes

Name of creator(s): Speaker's Commission on Citizenship


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Commission on Citizenship was set up in 1988 by the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Bernard Weatherill, in order to consider how to 'encourage, develop and recognise Active Citizenship within a wide range of groups in the community, both local and national, including school students, adults, those in full employment, as well as volunteers'. The Chair was Maurice Stonefrost, and the Secretary Frances Morell. The Commission's report was published as Encouraging citizenship (HMSO, 1990).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers collated and created by the Speaker's Commission on Citizenship, 1988-1990, notably minutes of meetings of the main body of the Commission, 1988-1990; material relating to the final report of the Commission, 1989-1990, including drafts of the report, with comments by members and others, and papers of the working party meetings; supporting papers for the report of the Commission, 1989-1990; correspondence about the work of the Commission plus reports submitted to it, 1989-1990; papers relating to education and citizenship, notably the National Curriculum Council's report on Education for Citizenship, and associated papers, 1989, and material of the Consultative Conference on Citizenship in Schools, 1990.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: minutes, drafts, supporting papers, correspondence and additional.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Apply to Archivist for copyright details. Most documents may be photocopied.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Temporary handlist and on-line catalogue available.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Given by Frances Morell, Secretary to the Commission, in 1994 and 1995.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Publication note:

Encouraging citizenship (HMSO, 1990).



Archivist's note: Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science catalogue. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Oct 2000

Community action | Community development
Politics | Political science
Social history | History
Citizenship x Nationality

Personal names
Morell | Frances | fl 1988-1990 | Secretary of the Speaker's Commission on Citizenship
Stonefrost | Maurice Frank | b 1927 | Chairman of the Speaker's Commission on Citizenship

Corporate names
National Curriculum Council
Speaker's Commission on Citizenship