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Public and Political: General: Political: Council of Europe correspondence and papers., Nov 1948 - Jul 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/75A-B

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Correspondents include: Laurence Pumphrey (2), and Paul Osmond [Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister]; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (7); Duncan Sandys (3); John Maclay [later 1st Lord Muirshiel]; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; Herbert Morrison, Lord President of the Council (9); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); William Whiteley [Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury]; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (21). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Chips Gemmell.Subjects include: British representation on the committee looking into further measures towards European unity and the Consultative Assembly of the Council; WSC's accommodation, travel and currency arrangements for the first meeting of the Council at Strasbourg [France]; matters concerning substitutes for the Strasbourg meeting; various matters of debate in the Assembly, including the position of Germany.Also includes: various cuttings; terms of reference of the above committee; UN draft international covenant on human rights; Council pamphlets, resolutions, reports and papers; minutes of a meeting of the UK delegation to the Consultative Assembly; details of the delegation; Conservative Research Department paper; notes from Assembly sessions made by individuals including WSC and Robert Boothby; copies of speeches by MacMillan; report of an interview with Robert Schuman, French Minister of Foreign Affairs; copy of October 1942 memorandum from WSC to Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, then Foreign Secretary]; list of representatives at the Strasbourg meeting; WSC's identity card.


  • Creation: Nov 1948 - Jul 1950

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