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General correspondence, 1980-12 - 1981-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/104

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Chairman of the All Party Group on the Canadian Constitution, on the Government's misguided policy on Canada, enclosing a memorandum by [Henry] William Wade [Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge] on Parliament's role in the amendment of the Canadian constitution; Robert Atkins (2); 2nd Lord Barnby [earlier Francis Vernon Willey] commenting on Sir Walter Walker's book "The Next Domino" (2) and a speech by JA to the Monday Club (2); Peter Batty, Network South Limited, on his bid for the South and South-Eastern ITV television contract; Sir Frederic Bennett; John Biggs-Davison, Chairman of the Conservative Parliamentary Northern Ireland Committee (2), enclosing a speech to an international meeting on Northern Ireland and its links with the United States; Sir Nicholas Bonsor on subjects including JA becoming a Parliamentary sponsor for the National Council for Civil Defence (2); Lord Boyd-Carpenter on his book "Way of Life"; Sir Bernard Braine, President of the UK Committee for the Defence of the Unjustly Prosecuted, on his petition to the Czech President on behalf of Vaclav Havel; John Carlisle on supporting the Irish Rugby Tour of South Africa; Ian Gilmour on a negotiated settlement between Namibia and the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO); 6th Lord Carrington, Foreign Secretary, on how to treat the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY) [South Yemen] and negotiations to end hostilities between Namibia and SWAPO, and also on Prince Samy's claim against BP (3); Bryan Cartledge [British Ambassador to Hungary]; Somerset de Chair; [Henry] Paul Channon [later Lord Kelvedon]; John de Courcy Ling; Brian Crozier; Sir [Arthur] Michael Palliser, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the Committee for the Defence of Soviet Political Prisoners; Ian Gow; Peter Blaker, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Michael Heseltine, Secretary of State for the Environment; 5th Lord Abergavenny, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex [earlier Lord Lewes]; Edward Heath on subjects including the situation in the Middle East (2), also enclosing a speech by John Galbraith [Emeritus Professor of Economics, Harvard University] on the state of economic discussion; Peter Hordern on subjects including stressing the positives in the Government's economic policy, also enclosing an article on monetary control (4); [Charles] Patrick Jenkin, Secretary of State for Social Securities, on raising constituents' issues at local level before going to ministers; John Stanley, Minister for Housing and Construction, on overspending by the Housing Corporation; [James] "Johnnie" Johnson, Chief Executive of the Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust Limited, on funding cuts for housing associations; Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Industry, on keeping enough steel capacity; Sir [John] Anthony Kershaw; Sir John Keswick; Michael Latham (2), enclosing a copy of his lecture on Israel and the Middle East; Sir Trevor Lloyd-Hughes, Namibia Information Service, enclosing a press release on the failure of negotiations with SWAPO; Gilles Loiselle, Agent-General for Quebec, on the role of the British Parliament in the Canadian constitution (2); [David] Evan Luard, Oxfam; Lord Lumley [later 13th Lord Scarbrough]; Sir [Crawford] Murray MacLehose, Governor of Hong Kong; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], enclosing letters from Sir Olaf Caroe on the dangers of arming the Afghan resistance against the Soviets, and advising trying to reconcile India and Pakistan instead; Thomas Margerison, Network South Limited, on bidding for the ITV television contract for the South and South-Eastern areas (2); Michael Montague, Chairman of the English Tourist Board; Michael Morris, Treasurer of the Anglo South Africa Parliamentary Group; Geoffrey Pattie, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence for the RAF; Graham Peddie [former Director of Manpower Planning, War Office] on the inefficiency of industry in dealing with the workforce; Antoine Pinay on the last meeting of Le Cercle in Washington [United States]; Francis Pym on having to leave his post as Secretary of State for Defence; Sir Julian Ridsdale; Sir Joshua Rowley; 10th Duke of Rutland [earlier Lord Granby]; Sir David Steel, Chairman of BP; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley] on subjects including a [?] by-election in Barnsley [Yorkshire] (2); Norman St John-Stevas [later Lord St John of Fawsley]; Sir John Stewart-Clark, enclosing a copy of his letter to Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Industry, on the poor state of British trade; Peter Temple-Morris, Chairman of the Afghanistan Support Committee (5); 2nd Lord Trenchard, Minister of State, Department of Industry; [John] Peter Tripp, British Ambassador to Thailand; John Wakeham [Assistant Government Whip]; William Waldegrave, Conservative Philosophy Group; Sir Walter Walker on the reception of his book "The Next Domino"; 10th Lord de la Warr [earlier Lord Buckhurst]; Sir Richard Way, former Permanent Under-Secretary of State, War Office, on the attempt by 1st Lord Mountbatten to hold five star rank in both the Army and RAF in c 1960; Sir [Roland] Roy Welensky; Sir Denys Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex, on the disruption of a student meeting which JA was speaking at; George Young, Tory Action, asking Nicholas Winterton to put a question in Parliament on vetoing any move to impose sanctions on South Africa over Namibia.

Also includes: notes for [?] a speech by JA to Haberdashers School on the Soviet Union's intimidation campaign against Poland; National Council for Civil Defence summary of recommendations for effective civil defence.


  • 1980-12 - 1981-01

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2013-05-10 16:18:38.593000+00:00

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