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General correspondence, 1982-05 - 1982-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/112

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Correspondents (many commenting on the Falklands War) include: Sir Antony Acland, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group (2); Humphrey Atkins [later Lord Colnbrook] on his resignation from the Government [over the Falklands War]; John Baker, Central Electricity Generating Board, on the case for building a nuclear power station at Sizewell [Suffolk]; Keith Best, commenting on JA's speech on the Falklands War and the chances of a negotiated settlement with Argentina; Sir Frederic Bennett [Vice President, Council of Europe and Western European Union Assembly], writing to Francis Pym, Foreign Secretary, on the dangers of trying to reach a negotiated settlement with Argentina over the Falklands; 4th Lord Bethell; Lord Boothby; Sir Bernard Braine on a motion urging support for Somalia; John Browne on a Le Cercle meeting; Sir Paul Bryan, Chairman of the Unionist Club (2); 9th Duke of Buccleuch [earlier Lord Dalkeith] congratulating JA on his speech on the Falklands and enclosing a note suggesting a multinational NATO base on the Falkland Islands; John Carlisle, Conservative Foreign Affairs Committee Africa sub-committee (2); Miguel Schweitzer, Chilean Ambassador to Britain, on the outcome of the Falklands War (2); William Waldegrave, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Education and Science, on university pensions; Charles Douglas-Home, Editor of the Times; George Gardiner; [Andrew] David Gilroy Bevan, Secretary of the Tourism Committee; Sir Philip Goodhart; Ian Gow, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (5); Sir Joshua Rowley; Archibald Hamilton, Assistant Government Whip; Stephen Haseler, Chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance, congratulating JA on his speech on the Falklands War; Stephen Hastings; Sir Tom Hickinbotham; Sir Rex Hunt [Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Falkland Islands] on his confidence in the islands' future; Michael Ivens, Director of Aims of Industry, on subjects including efforts to change the Law of the Sea Convention (3); Greville Janner, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (2); Peter Laing; Norman Lamont, Minister of State, Department of Industry; Daniel Macmillan; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; David Howell, Secretary of State for Transport, on the increase in London transport fares; William McAlister, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts; [Richard] Anthony Nelson, enclosing a copy of his speech on international deployment, particularly relating to the RAF and NATO; David Nicholson; John Nott, Secretary of State for Defence, on JA's suggestion of using the Simonstown dockyard in South Africa for naval repairs during the Falklands War; Cranley Onslow, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Cecil Parkinson, Chairman of the Conservative Party (2); Michael Pattison, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (3); James Pawsey on supporting the National Council for Civil Defence; Robert Peliza on the future of the Gibraltar dockyard and JA's speech on the Falklands War (2); Malcolm Rifkind, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on aid to Poland; Christopher Prout [later Lord Kingsland]; Francis Pym, Foreign Secretary, on Spain's accession to the European Community and NATO, and the results for the frontier between Spain and Gibraltar (2); Lord Renton, President of the National Council for Civil Defence; Sir Anthony Royle [later Lord Fanshawe of Richmond] on subjects including relations with Brunei (2); 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley]; Lord Shawcross; Air Chief Marshal Sir [Alexander] Alasdair Steedman, Controller, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund; Sir John Stewart-Clark, on JA's views on the development of the Falkland Islands; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, on JA's views on the security and development of the southern hemisphere, including the Falklands, the return to the islands of the Governor [Sir Rex Hunt], securing an agreement on Argentinian withdrawal and JA's discussions with the political leaders of Gibraltar (4); Wilfred Thesiger; Sir John Townley; General Sir Walter Walker, enclosing correspondence with Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, on his visits to Pakistan; Kenneth Warren; Sir [Roland] Roy Welensky on his concerns about relations with the European Community; Sir Alexander Williams on the Falklands from the view of colonial history; Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore; George Young, West East Research Operations Group, on his group's report on the role of special operations within NATO.

Also includes: statement on the Falklands dictated to JA by Harold Macmillan and [?] sent to Ian Gow (but not used).


  • Creation: 1982-05 - 1982-06


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2013-06-07 16:53:47.840000+00:00

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