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Official Secrets Bill, 1988-06 - 1989-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/68

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the bill to reform the Official Secrets Act, mainly relating to the question of authorisation for memoirs by former members of the security services, with correspondents including: Richard Shepherd (3); George Young; Douglas Hurd, Home Secretary (4); David Waddington, Chief Whip; Lord Paget of Northampton; 1st Lord Gladwyn [earlier Hubert Gladwyn Jebb]; 4th Lord Bethell; Lord Greenhill of Harrow; Lord Chalfont [earlier Alun Gwynne Jones]; Lord Rawlinson of Ewell; Lord Fanshawe of Richmond [earlier Anthony Royle]; Lord Home of the Hirsel [earlier Alexander Douglas-Home and 14th Lord Home] (2); Malcolm Turnbull on the memoirs of Peter Wright [former Assistant Director of MI5]; Brian Crozier.


  • Creation: 1988-06 - 1989-03


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.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 594A

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1989.

Finding aid date

2011-11-14 17:02:04.673000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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