NCROPA Minutes Book - 1977-95

I received the NCROPA minute book from David Webb’s executor on Sunday, March 17, 2013 together with the remainder of the papers for the organisation. Most of them were contained in lever arch files, but there were sundry loose ones and another two boxes of badges and things from Mr Webb’s personal effects.

The minutes (or minute) book consisted of a black ring binder, and it was agreed I should scan and enumerate every document in the order in which they appeared therein. In the event I have not scanned every single document - see below for details of omissions.

One page documents are in JPG format; others are in PDF. I have not scanned blank pages, nor do I specify when a document contains a blank page or pages. For example, document (9) consists of one sheet of paper printed on both sides, but it could just as easily have been printed on two separate sheets.

Please note, these documents are not in strict chronological order; they have been removed from the ring binder, scanned, and replaced in the precise order in which they were found. In both the binder and below.

(1) NCROPA agenda for meeting, July 26, 1977
(2) NCROPA agenda for meeting, December 8, 1977
(3) NCROPA agenda for meeting, July 30, 1981
My apologies for the terrible quality of the above scan; this is the best copy possible.
(4) Notice of NCROPA members’ general meeting, February 1983
(5) NCROPA statement of receipts and payments since formation, April 29, 1976-March 2, 1983
(6) Minutes of NCROPA meeting, February 22, 1983
(7) Minutes of NCROPA meeting, March 2, 1983
There were two identical copies of this document in the file; only one has been scanned.
(8) Agenda for NCROPA meeting, March 2, 1983
(9) Minutes of NCROPA AGM, March 2, 1983
The page numbers at the tops of pages 2, 3 & 4 of the above foolscap document have not been scanned.
(10) Minutes of NCROPA Committee meeting, April 5, 1984
(11) Minutes of NCROPA Committee meeting, September 26, 1984
The bottom two lines of the first page of the above document reads “on Wednesday 28th, if possible. It should be preceded by a
Committee Meeting the previous week.”
As ever, my apologies for the quality of the scan.
(12) Minutes of NCROPA Committee meeting, April 11, 1985
There is a brief note on the back page of the above. See also document (13) below.
(13) Minutes of NCROPA Committee meeting, April 11, 1985
In case you cannot make it out, the top line of the above reads “Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting of 11 April 1985”
Document (13) is the typed version of document (12) above.
(14) Minutes of NCROPA Committee meeting, September 18, 1985
The bottom 3 lines of the first page and the bottom 3 lines of the second page of the above have missed the scanner. They read as follows:

“- Director and Ted Goodman attended a Meeting of Society of Labour Lawyers at
the House of Commons on 14th May 1985 addressed by Nicholas Brown MP, Labour
Legal Affairs spokesman.”

And

“- Eric Miller reported on his replies to the requests for help from NCROPA by
three firms of Solicitors defending people charged with video ‘obscenity’.
He said the firm in Bracknell had taken a proof of evidence from him.”
(15) Agenda of NCROPA Committee meeting, March 14, 1986
(16) Minutes of NCROPA Committee meeting, March 14, 1986
There are two copies of the above document in the file; the signed copy only has been scanned.
(17) Agenda for NCROPA Committee meeting, October 30, 1986
There are two copies of the above document in the file; the second, which appears to be a photocopy of the first, has not been scanned.
(18) Minutes of NCROPA Committee meeting, October 30, 1986
(19) Minutes of NCROPA General Meeting, February 6, 1986
(20) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, October 30, 1986
There were two identical copies of the above document in the file.
(21) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, July 31, 1987
(22) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, July 31, 1987
(23) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, October 7, 1987
(24) Minutes of the NCROPA Committee Meeting, October 7, 1987
There were two copies of the above document in the file; the second copy has not been signed.
(25) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, July 26, 1988
(26) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, July 26, 1988

After document (26) in the file are the draft minutes of the September 29, 1988 meeting; these have not been scanned; see document (28) below.

(27) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, July 6, 1989
There are two copies of the above document in this file; the second is double spaced and appears to be a near perfect draft.
(28) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, September 29, 1988

The next document in the file is a lengthy handwritten one. The important points appear to be distilled into the minutes of July 6, (document 29) below. The document following that is another copy of document (27) above.
(29) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, July 6, 1989
(30) Agenda for NCROPA Members’ General Meeting, December 4, 1989
(31) NCROPA Members’ General Meeting list of attendees, December 4, 1989
(32) Agenda for NCROPA Members’ General Meeting, June 12, 1991
(33) Minutes of NCROPA Members’ General Meeting, December 4, 1989
There are two copies of the above document in the file; this is the signed copy.
(34) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, December 5, 1990
(35) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, December 5, 1990
(36) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, November 21, 1991
(37) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, November 21, 1991

The next document in the file - which has been omitted - appears to be the handwritten minutes of the June 12, 1991 meeting, see document (39) below.

(38) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, November 10, 1992
(39) Minutes of NCROPA Members’ General Meeting, June 12, 1991
Tipp-Ex has been applied to the above document in a few places.
(40) Agenda for NCROPA General Meeting, November 17, 1993
(41) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, February 21, 1994
(42) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, November 10, 1992
(43) Minutes of NCROPA Members’ General Meeting, February 17, 1993
(44) Agenda for NCROPA Committee Meeting, February 21, 1994
(45) Notice of NCROPA Members General Meeting, November 22, 1995
The above appears to have been issued in November 1995. Note the lack of the apostrophe!
(46) Agenda for NCROPA Members’ General Meeting, November 22, 1995
There are two identical copies of the same document in the file.
(47) Handwritten document, undated - circa 1994
It is not clear to me what the above handwritten document is; it appears to be draft notes that were probably incorporated into one or more NCROPA documents, which may or may not be included on this site eventually. Somewhere!
(48) Minutes of NCROPA Members’ General Meeting, February 17, 1993
(49) Minutes of NCROPA Committee Meeting, February 21, 1994
(50) Draft Minutes of NCROPA Members General Meeting, February 22, 1995
The above document is the last in the file. It has a small red label attached to it which reads “TO BE AMENDED & EXTENDED”.

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