General correspondence, 1980-10 - 1980-11
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: 2nd Lord Barnby [earlier Francis Vernon Willey]; Anthony Berry on JA's decision not to attend a Save Israel campaign meeting in his constituency; Keith Best; John Biggs-Davison, asking JA to become a patron of the Pan-Europe Club; 1st Lord Boyd of Merton [earlier Alan Lennox-Boyd]; Sir Paul Bryan, Chairman of the Unionist Club; Edward du Cann; John Carlisle; 6th Lord Carrington, Foreign Secretary, on the disputed claims of Iran and Iraq to the Iranian province of Khuzestan and Britain's support for Pakistan (2); [Henry] Paul Channon [later Lord Kelvedon] (2); Air Marshal Sir Denis Crowley-Milling, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund; Michel Debré; Abba Eban [former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs], enclosing his article on the Iran-Iraq War; H Neil Marten, Minister for Overseas Development; [Charles] Hugh Faulkner, Director of Help the Aged; [John] Marcus Fox, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, on the relaxation of planning controls; George Gardiner on standing for election to the 1922 Committee; Alan Glyn on JA speaking in his constituency (2); Roger de Grey, Principal of the City and Guilds of London Art School; Sir [Alan] Philip Hay, Director of Sotheby's; Michael Heseltine; Terence Higgins; Lord Holderness [earlier Richard Wood]; Sir [Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on JA's views on economic policy; Gerald Frost, Director of the Institute for European Studies, on a conference on Poland; King Hussein of Jordan; Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Industry (2); William Whitelaw, Home Secretary; Austen Laing, Director General of the British Fishing Federation Limited, on current Common Fisheries Policy negotiations; Peter Laing, Director of Help the Aged (2); Michael Latham; Sir Trevor Lloyd-Hughes, Namibia Information Service; John MacGregor; Donald MacLeod, British Embassy, Bucharest [Romania]; James Mancham on his forthcoming lecture tour; Brian Fall, Head of Eastern European and Soviet Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, enclosing a note of JA's meeting with Janos Nagy, Hungarian Foreign Minister on subjects including the Hungarian economy, energy policy and East-West relations; 4th Lord Strathcona, Minister of State for Defence [earlier Donald Howard]; Sultan Qaboos of Oman; Dawid de Villiers, South African Ambassador to Britain; Guy Hands, President of the Oxford University Conservative Association (2); Cecil Parkinson, Minister for Trade, on trade with Romania; Robert Peliza on Gibraltar's relationship with Britain, enclosing a memorandum on the Gibraltarians' concern about the effect of the White Paper on British Nationality law; Shimon Peres, Chairman of the Israel Labour Party; James Prior, Secretary of State for Employment, on JA's views on economic policy; Francis Pym, Secretary of State for Defence; [Ronald] Timothy Renton; [Aubrey] Geoffrey Rippon; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley] on the Government's unpopularity and the likelihood of a miners' strike; Sir Peter Tennant, Industrial Adviser, Barclays Bank International Limited, on the former British Productivity Council (2); Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister (3); Lord Thorneycroft, Chairman of the Conservative Party (2); Sir John Townley; Peter Walker, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (2); Ezer Weizman; Sir [Roland] Roy Welensky [former Prime Minister of Rhodesia] on violence in Zimbabwe (2).
Also includes: text of JA's part in a meeting of the Comité d'Etudes Economiques on the economic policies of the Government of Margaret Thatcher; text of a speech by Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange, on the Government's economic policy; account of JA's visit to South Africa, sent to Margaret Thatcher, particularly on the activities of SWAPO [The South West Africa People's Organization] and on sanctions; note of JA's meetings with the Romanian Foreign Minister, Stefan Andrej, and with President Nicolae Ceausescu, sent to Thatcher, on Afghanistan, Palestine, the Iran-Iraq War, Zimbabwe [earlier Southern Rhodesia], Poland and relations between Romania and Britain, with papers on the negotiations for a Romanian nuclear power station project.
- 1980-10 - 1980-11
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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.
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- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)
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