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    At the opening day
    At the opening of the Labour Party Conference, Oct 3, most of the topics discussed were on non-controversial subjects.

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    At the opening day
    At the opening of the Labour Party Conference, Oct 3, most of the topics discussed were on non-controversial subjects. One of few incidents that did show there would be trouble between delegates in the next few days came when chairman of the conference arrangements committee addressed the delegates. He stated that the private meeting over the arrangements for the Defence Debate, to be held Oct 5, was one of the toughest he had attended.

    A hard fight is expected over the defence issue between Party leader Hugh Gaitskell who will try to get the conference to accept his defence plan based on the use of nuclear weapons. Against the Party leader will be the supporters of Frank Cousing, the Trade Union leader, who wish to see the absolute renunciation of nuclear weapons.

    Unanimous approval was given to James Callaghan and Mrs Barbara Castle on their speeches condemning apartheid in South Africa. Both speakers called for full democratic rights for the countries still under British rule in East and Central Africa. On rents two speakers, Alice Bacon and Robert Mellish, expressed the view that all further de-control of rents must be stopped and tenants protected by rent tribunals.

    A proposal to set up a Labour Centre in London as a memorial to the late Aneurin Bevan, was announced in a speech by Gaitskell.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4503G3IEM7WK6M9MFB5NTUQMW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4503G3IEM7WK6M9MFB5NTUQMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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