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Minister's office: personal correspondence: political, 1963-01 - 1964-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/6/6

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Ian Williams [Chief Officer, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Cyprus] on the London conference on Cyprus; R A Butler [Foreign Secretary] on non-involvement in the Yemen; 1st Lord Blakenham, Conservative Party Chairman [earlier John Hare], enclosing text of a speech by Henry Brooke, Home Secretary, on law and order and also on ministers meeting constituency workers (2); Omar Muntasser, Libyan Ambassador to Britain; Sir Arthur Vere Harvey; Peter Emery (2); Alexander Douglas-Home, Prime Minister and earlier Foreign Secretary [earlier 12th Lord Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel] on subjects including a campaign against the Labour Party, the election manifesto and a meeting between JA and Habib Bourguiba, President of Tunisia (7); [George] Peter Thorneycroft, Secretary of State for Defence, commenting on a statement of Conservative policy on aviation; Sir William McLean, Colonial Office, enclosing memoranda on the new Parliaments of the Commonwealth and on colonial constitutional and agricultural development (3); John Biggs-Davison; Sir [William] David Ormsby Gore [British Ambassador to the United States, later 5th Lord Harlech] on a critical article about the end of the Skybolt ballistic missile programme; Thomas Iremonger; Hugh Fraser; Lord Lambton; [Aubrey] Geoffrey Rippon; Alan Green, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; Sir Ian Orr-Ewing on the state of the air transport industry; Paul Bryan, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party; James Ramsden, Secretary of State for War; 6th Lord Carrington, Minister without Portfolio; Sir John Eden; Iain Macleod [Conservative Party Chairman]; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Stockton], asking ministers to report any rumours about the Profumo affair; Edward Heath (2); Hugh Fraser, Secretary of State for Air; Raymond Mawby, Assistant Postmaster General; [Henry] Chapman Pincher; Robert Turton [later Lord Tranmire]; Henry Brooke, Home Secretary.

Also includes: pamphlet on Labour Party civil aviation policy; minutes from meetings of the Conservative Parliamentary Aviation Committee and Space Sub-Committee; draft parliamentary questions for JA; summary of a film on the Government's achievements in aviation; list of cancelled projects; statement of aviation policy; list of the ministry's accomplishments, 1959-64; drafts of a note on the situation in Aden [Adan], Yemen and South Arabia; record of a conference between the Ministry of Defence and British headquarters in Cyprus, Jan 1964; drafts of a statement by JA on his conversation with John F Kennedy, President of the United States, in Jan 1962; draft note on aviation policy for the Conservative manifesto; draft leaflet on defence costs; briefing from the British Air Line Pilots Association, particularly on the problems of the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC); minutes on defence collaboration with France; memorandum on Kenya; suggested answer written by JA for Harold Macmillan on his treatment of John Profumo; joint minute from JA and the Minister of Defence [Peter Thorneycroft] on NATO's strike and reconnaissance aircraft requirements; note by Fitzroy McLean on the use of poison gas by the Egyptians in the Yemen; memoranda by JA on general co-operation with France; memorandum on the veto by France to Britain entering the European Community.


  • Creation: 1963-01 - 1964-07


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


3 file(s)

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Box 544

Finding aid date

2011-04-07 16:11:39.153000+00:00

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