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General correspondence, 1981-07 - 1981-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/108

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Antony Acland, Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Air Vice-Marshal Erik Bennett [Commander, Sultan of Oman’s Air Force]; 4th Lord Bethell on his research on Albania for his book ["The Great Betrayal"]; Sir John Biggs-Davison, Chairman of the Pan Europe Club; Sir Bernard Braine; [William] John Biffen, Secretary of State for Trade, on pricing in the air transport industry; Julian Bullard, Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; 6th Lord Carrington, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including cuts to BBC External Services (3); Nicholas Ridley, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on cuts to BBC External Services; Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone, Lord Chancellor [earlier Quintin Hogg]; Ian Gilmour, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the bombardment of Christian areas of Beirut [Lebanon] by Palestinian forces and the situation in Iran (2); General Sir Timothy Creasey, Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Defence Staff, Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces; Brian Crozier (2); David Dobson, Naval and Air Attaché, British Embassy, Athens [Greece] on an appeal for a Special Operations Executive (SOE) memorial in Crete; Geoffrey Drain, General Secretary, National and Local Government Officers Association; [Robert] Anthony Durant, Chairman of the Conservative National Local Government Advisory Committee, on the outcome of the local elections; Ian Gilmour, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the bombardment of Christian areas of Beirut [Lebanon] by Palestinian forces; Philip Goodhart, on political life from the backbenches; Ian Gow, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (5); Sir Joshua Hassan, Chief Minister of Gibraltar, on the pro-Spanish bias of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee's report on Gibraltar; Stephen Hastings; [Bernard] Barney Hayhoe, Minister of State, Civil Service Department, on arrangements for dealing with the backlog of constituency work following the Civil Service strike; Sir [John] Nicholas Henderson, British Ambassador to the United States; Douglas Hurd, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the human rights situation in Uganda (2); [Cynlais] Kenneth James, British Ambassador to Poland; Anthony Kenny, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford; Sir [John] Anthony Kershaw [Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs] on the shelving of an inquiry on Cyprus; John Nott, Secretary of State for Defence, on subjects including the future of the Royal Ordnance Factories (2); Alexander Macmillan, Chairman of Macmillan Publishers Limited [later 2nd Lord Stockton] on opening an operation in Jordan; James Mancham, former President of the Seychelles, on events in the Seychelles since he lost power; [Richard] Anthony Nelson, British Jordanian Parliamentary Group; Harry Oppenheimer; Cecil Parkinson, Chairman of the Conservative Party; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley] (2); Anthony Seldon; Lord Shawcross on the possibility of bringing a case against the organisers of an event at the University of Sussex which JA had spoken at and had been disrupted by protestors (2); William Shelton; Air Chief Marshal Sir [Alexander] Alasdair Steedman, Controller of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund; George Terry, Chief Constable of Sussex; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, on JA's suggestion that Britain should try to sell Nimrod aircraft to Saudi Arabia in place of American AWACS; Lord Thorneycroft on stepping down as Chairman of the Conservative Party; General Sir Harry Tuzo, Chairman of Marconi Space and Defence Systems Limited, thanking JA for his support in selling their heavyweight torpedo to the Government; Sir Ernest Vasey; Gerard Vaughan, Minister for Health; Sir Denys Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex, on the disruption of a student meeting at the university which JA was addressing.

Also includes: diary notes on JA's visit to Invercauld, Aberdeenshire [Scotland] for shooting, Aug 1991; minutes of a meeting of the Northern Ireland Committee on hunger strikes.


  • Creation: 1981-07 - 1981-10


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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.


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Finding aid date

2013-05-24 12:18:42.680000+00:00

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