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General correspondence, 1982-07 - 1982-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/113

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group; Robert Banks on raising civil defence in the Consolidated Fund Bill; Sir John Biggs-Davison; Peter Blaker, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, on subjects including the Sakarov Free University (2); Lord Boothby, on the effects of the Falklands War and lessons for the Navy; John Nott, Secretary of State for Defence, on a suggestion that the Government might replace the Queen's Flight with modern aircraft from British Aerospace, and concerns about shortages of military equipment (2); Anthony Montague Browne; John Browne; Lord Cayzer, congratulating JA on his response to the thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral following the Falklands War; Lord Franks, Chairman of the Falkland Islands Review Committee; Lord Cockfield, Secretary of State for Trade, on a ban on the importation of seal products; 1st Lord Colyton [earlier Henry Hopkinson]; Timothy Eggar; Michael Fidler, National Director of Conservative Friends of Israel (3); Louis FitzGibbon on Soviet plans in the Horn of Africa (3); Sir Hugh Fraser; Martin Gilbert on his biography of Sir Winston Churchill (3); Ian Gow, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Eldon Griffiths on attempts to reduce Communist influence in Namibia and Angola, enclosing a report on his visit to the Namibia-Angola border; Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton, President of the British Maritime League; Peter Hordern; Anthony Kenny, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford; 4th Lord Kimberley, Secretary of the House of Lords All Party Defence Study Group; Sir John King; [Joan] Jill Knight; Michael Latham; Ivan Lawrence; Peter Lloyd; John Loveridge on his series of Bills for supplementing the Reserve Forces; Alexander Macmillan, Chairman of Macmillan Publishers Limited, later 2nd Lord Stockton; 2nd Lord Elton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Home Office, on Iranian refugees in Britain; James Molyneaux, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, thanking JA for his support on the Northern Ireland Bill; John Moore, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy; Christopher Murphy on the Northern Ireland Bill (3); Cranley Onslow, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the Conference on Antarctic Resources Policy, held in Chile, and putting the British view on the Falklands as strongly as possible in Latin America; Harry Oppenheimer; Graham Peddie; [John] Enoch Powell, on burying the Northern Ireland Bill; [Keith] Harvey Proctor; Francis Pym, Foreign Secretary, on the Moroccan Ambassador's concerns about the inclusion of Ceuta and Melilla [Morocco, administered by Spain] within NATO following Spain's entry into NATO; [George] Hugh Seton-Watson [Professor of Russian History, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London] on the Sakarov Free University; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley] on apparent shortages in stocks of military equipment (2); Lord Shackleton; [William] Martin Smyth; James Spicer, Deputy Chairman of the South Africa Club; [Dudley] Geoffrey Stewart-Smith, Director of the Foreign Affairs Research Institute; Peter Temple-Morris; William Rickett, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (2); Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister; Lord Thomas of Swynnerton on his concerns about the state of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, also enclosing a paper on the history of Argentina; 2nd Lord Belstead, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office [earlier John Ganzoni] on the detention of MPs in Zimbabwe; William Walker; Sir [John] Oliver Wright; George Young (2), enclosing a post-mortem on the Falklands War and minutes of the West East Research Operations Group.

Also includes: statement on the Falklands War by [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], sent to Alistair Horne, Macmillan's official biographer.


  • Creation: 1982-07 - 1982-08


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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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Finding aid date

2013-06-12 12:12:55.990000+00:00

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