Reference numberPB/5/2/4
Previous numbersE.27
Title'Senior Scientists Group'
DescriptionThis subset of the larger group held several meetings in 1958-1959 with the aim of preparing a series of 'Cabinet Papers' for Gaitskell. See E.28 for a copy of the report as produced. (Blackett contributed the section on 'Government Machinery'). Later C.P. Snow prepared a leaflet based on these papers; this was eventually rewritten and issued as a pamphlet by the Labour Party for the October 1959 election.

Minutes of 1st meeting, 26 September 1958.

Minutes of 2nd meeting, 13 October 1958. (Blackett did not attend the first two meetings).

Includes copy of notes by George Dickson on 'Priorities, etc' which was tabled by him at the meeting.

Minutes of 4th meeting, 8 December 1958.
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