The Methods Committee held its second meeting of the year in the pleasant surroundings of Cockermouth, on the Monday before the Central Council meeting. We discussed method names, the progress of the latest publications, and our work on the Council's Decisions.
Following the swift execution of the first part, Tony Smith brought us up to date with the latest collections. The Plain Minor Collection now has an introduction, and the collection of compositions for the Principles is as near complete as it can be. Both these works should be published soon.
We discussed Doubles variations at great length, deciding that the best policy is to permit only one variation (possibly with several types of call) per extent. This agrees with the bulk of the correspondence which we have received, and should help to remove confusion as to which methods and variations may be spliced together. We would welcome any more contributions to this debate. We finished by considering a new draft Decision on Method Extension to replace the existing Reports, which will hopefully make the whole issue clearer. We hope to have this ready in 1989.
The Ringing World, July 15, 1988, page 671