Complete classes from the CAB & PREM series in the Public Record Office
Series Three: CAB 128 & CAB 129 - Cabinet Conclusions & Cabinet Memoranda, 1945 and following
Part 1: The Attlee Government, August 1945 - October 1951
(CAB 128/1-13 & CAB 129/1-20)
- Providing the complete minutes and memoranda of weekly Cabinet meetings held by the British Prime Minister and his senior Ministers, CAB 128 and CAB 129 represent the highest level of British governmental documents. These are a crucial resource for any scholar working in the modern period as they detail all the core issues faced by the government of the day.
- Part 1 covers the period from August 1945 with Cabinet minutes to the end of December 1948 and Cabinet memoranda to the end of December 1947.
- These documents allow researchers to look at the first two years of Attlee’s administration which witnessed a huge amount of legislation as the Labour Party took full advantage of its Parliamentary majority to introduce its socialist policies.
- The foundation of the National Health Service, the nationalisation of more than a fifth of British industry, the creation of a scheme for National Insurance and the granting of Indian independence were highlights of these years.