Coote, Anna (fl 1998-2012) journalist, writer and social policy advocate

ADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: Anna Coote is a leading analyst, writer and advocate in the field of social policy.  She was Deputy Editor of the New Statesman from 1978-1982, Editor and Producer of current affairs television for Diverse Productions from 1982-1986 and Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) from 1989-1998.  From 1998-2004 she was Director of Health Policy at the King's Fund and led the Healthcare Commission’s work on engaging patients and the public in 2005-2008.  Most recently she has carried out work on health and sustainable development as Commissioner for Health with the UK Sustainable Development Commission from 2000-2009.

Coote has written widely on social policy, sustainable development, public health policy, public involvement and democratic dialogue, gender and equality.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers concerning the personal archive of Anna Coote (1954-1983), including: notes about a reappraisal of a case of a woman's dismissal from work and the industrial tribunal hearing; the labour situation; papers concerning various cases of dismissal of female employees from various employers, including testimonials; articles on a range of topics, including industry and the law, women at work, outside work schemes, the duties of a Personnel Officer; transcripts of interviews with various secretaries and employers, as well as letters describing personal experience of being a secretary;  and typescripts of chapters from a proposed book on secretaries (1954-975).

Also included are government publications and documents that relate to the personal archives (1971-1983), including: material relating to a decision of industrial tribunals and court cases; documents relating to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; copies of parliamentary debates on the Sex Equality Bill, 1983; Social Security Pensions Act 1975; second review of the Race Relations Act 1976; documents relating to the Abortion Act 1967, and the Abortion (Amendment) Bill 1975; "How M.P.s vote on abortion"; Abortion, 1976; Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Bill; Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; Equal Pay Act 1970; Anti-Discrimination Bill 1971; Employment Protection Bill 1975; Children Bill 1975; report on the circumstances of families 1967; survey of women's employment 1968; proposals for a tax-credit system, 1972; proposals for a new pensions scheme 1974; government proposals on employment and training, 1973; equality for women, 1974; the select committee on violence in marriage, 1975; select committee on the Anti-Discrimination (No 2) Bill, 1972-1973; sixth report from the expenditure committee on the employment of women, 1972-1973; and the report of the committee on one-parent families, 1974.

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