gov04. Memorandum to the House of Commons Select Committee on Expenditure

Description:

In 1973 the low wages paid to black workers by the South African subsidiaries of British companies hit the headlines with the publication of a series of articles by Adam Raphael in the Guardian newspaper. The AAM submitted this memorandum to a House of Commons sub-committee tasked with enquiring into the operations of British companies in South Africa. The memorandum argued that all British economic involvement in South Africa supported apartheid and that British firms should pull out. The government rejected this argument and instead instituted a code of conduct for British companies operating in South Africa.

Maker:
Anti-Apartheid Movement
Year:
1973
Format:
Memorandum
Copyright:
AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution:
AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Catalogue No:
MSS AAM 818