V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the Economic Commission of the C.P.C.[2]

Written: Written December 1, 1920
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 230b-231a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Considering it necessary, in view of the improvement in the internal and external position of the R.S.F.S.R., to focus the activities of the Council of Labour and Defence more than hitherto on the problems of economic development,

the C.P.C. asks the All-Russia Central Executive Committee to enact the following measures:

a) 1. To add ,a new member to the Council of Labour and Defence in the for Agriculture.

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2. To direct the Council of Labour and Defence to discuss the idea of dividing its meetings into ordinary and special economic ones.[1]

c) 3. To extend the jurisdiction of the C.L.D. by including the following functions:

1) (a) co-ordination of all the work of the economic commissariats;

2) (b) endorsement and realisation of an integrated economic plan of the R.S.F.S.R.;

3) (c) directing the work of the economic commissariats in conformity with this plan, as well as establishing exemptions from this plan in case of need.

A subcommission to be directed to elaborate ¤ 6 of its draft (in its final wording) and draw up an exact schedule of existing commissions which cover the work of the economic commissariats, showing their relations with and bearing on all the “special commissions” provided for in ¤ 6.


[1] Point 2 in the manuscript is crossed out by Lenin.—Ed.

[2] The Economic Commission for co-ordinating the work of all the economic commissariats under the chairmanship of Lenin was set up on November 26, 1920. The commission drafted a plan for the reorganisation of the Council of Labour and Defence with a view to focussing its work on problems of economic development.

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