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General correspondence, 1981-01 - 1981-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/105

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Andrew Alexander, Daily Mail, on a speech by JA on Northern Ireland; Humphrey Atkins, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [later Lord Colnbrook]; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Kenneth Baker on asking Macmillan to take part in a conference at Ditchley Park [Oxfordshire] on the state of politics in the West; 1st Lord Balfour of Inchrye; 2nd Lord Barnby [earlier Francis Vernon Willey] on Sir Walter Walker's book "The Next Domino" and negotiations between Namibia and SWAPO [the South West Africa People's Organization]; John Biggs-Davison, on subjects including a speech by JA on Northern Ireland (3), also enclosing his own speech on Northern Ireland, to an audience in Washington [United States]; Mark Bonham Carter on the Anglo-Polish Round Table Conference (4); Sir Bernard Braine on campaign medals for Czech veterans; Sir Neil Cameron, complimenting JA on a speech on the nuclear deterrent; 6th Lord Carrington, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including a meeting between JA and the Romanian Ambassador, relations with the Soviet Union, and Gibraltar and the Nationality Bill (3); [Henry] Paul Channon [Minister for the Arts, later Lord Kelvedon] on his ministerial career; Patrick Cormack, Chairman of the Conservative Party Arts and Heritage Committee (2); Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury]; Brian Crozier on plans for the Canadian constitution; Sir Robin Day; David Ford, Hong Kong Commissioner in London; Ian Gilmour, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on Gibraltar and the Nationality Bill; Philip Goodhart on JA's speech on Northern Ireland; Ian Gow, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (2); Eldon Griffiths (2); Jocelyn Hambro; Sir Joshua Hassan, Chief Minister of Gibraltar; [Charles] Patrick Jenkin, Secretary of State for Social Services; Douglas Hurd, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on arrests of various officials in Yemen and a suggestion that Jordan should become a Palestinian State (2); Thomas Jackson, General Secretary, Union of Communication Workers, on changes to the British Telecommunications Bill; Prince Hassan of Jordan; Peter Lewis, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership Limited, on the commercial consequences of an increase in Sunday trading; [Patrick] Leo McCartie, President of the Catholic Commission for Racial Justice, on the Nationality Bill; Sir Anthony Meyer, asking for JA's support on the Shops Bill to extend opening hours; James Molyneaux [Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party] on JA's speech on Northern Ireland; Anthony Montague Browne; John Nott, Secretary of State for Defence; [Harold] Bryan Organ on painting JA; William Hague, President of the Oxford University Conservative Association (2); Robert Peliza, on the delegation coming from Gibraltar to discuss the Nationality Bill; [John] Enoch Powell on JA's speech on Northern Ireland; [John] Tim Rathbone [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Health] on finding a chairman for the new District Health Authorities (2); Sir Julian Ridsdale [Chairman of the British Japanese Parliamentary Group] on subjects including bringing some Japanese members to the next meeting of Le Cercle (2); Brian Rix, Secretary-General of Mencap; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley] on subjects including Canada's possible departure from NATO; [Herbert] Keith Speed, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence for the Royal Navy; Norman St John-Stevas on adapting to the backbenches; Sir John Stewart-Clark (2); [Dudley] Geoffrey Stewart-Smith, Director of the Foreign Affairs Research Institute; [William] Michael Grylls on the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries (Amendment) Bill for compensating companies after nationalisation; Peter Temple-Morris, Afghanistan Support Committee (3); Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, thanking JA for his letter on her visit to Washington [United States]; [Thomas] George Thomas, Speaker of the House of Commons [later 1st Lord Tonypandy]; Peter Morrison, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Employment; Maurice Macmillan; Sir [Gerald] Kennedy Trevaskis on keeping a military presence in the Middle East and supporting Pakistan; [Thomas] Peter Utley, Chief Assistant Editor of the Daily Telegraph, on JA's speech on Northern Ireland; Gerard Vaughan, Minister for Health; Lord Charteris; Sir Walter Walker on the South African edition of his book "The Next Domino" (3); Patrick Wall, Chairman of the Anglo-Taiwan Group; Henry West [former Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party] on JA's speech to the Fermanagh Unionist Association on Northern Ireland (draft enclosed), particularly the embarrassment caused by the Prime Minister's visit to Dublin and the advantages to Ulster of devolution (3); William Whitelaw, Home Secretary, on the Nationality Bill, particularly its effect on Gibraltar (2); Sir [Alexander] James Wilson, Chairman of the Tobacco Advisory Council, on cigarette advertising; Nicholas Winterton on founding an All Party British-Namibia Group.

Also includes: comments by the Israeli Ambassador, Shlomo Argov, on the report of the Liberal delegation to the Middle East, 1980, on the Arab-Israeli conflict; article by [Aubrey] Geoffrey Rippon on the global threat to the West; text of a speech for 9th Lord Rodney on Parliament's role in the Canadian constitution.


  • Creation: 1981-01 - 1981-03


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