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General correspondence, 1984-07 - 1984-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/125

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group; [Jeremy] Paddy Ashdown on his bill to amend the Visiting Forces Act, on immunity for visiting servicemen; Robert Banks; Sir [Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including the Antarctic Treaty (3); Mark Bonham Carter, Joint Chairman, Anglo-Polish Round Table Conference, on action being taken against the Polish Committee for Social Self-defence (KOR) (2); Nicholas Ridley, Secretary of State for Transport, on the handling of the Civil Aviation Authority review; John Browne; Alan Clark, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Employment, on a review of travel to work areas; Sir William Clark; Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury]; Brian Crozier on a meeting of Le Cercle, mainly on European defence; Stephen Egerton, Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Baroness Young, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on fisheries off the Falkland Islands; Adam Fergusson on leaving the European Parliament, the breakdown in relations with Britain and the chances of his becoming one of the new European Commissioners; Michael Fidler, National Director, Conservative Friends of Israel, on the Israkit guide to Israel and a delegation to Richard Luce [Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office] to discuss relations with Israel (3); [John] Marcus Fox on reforming the Shops Act on shop hours; General Sir David Fraser on his book "August 1988"; Leon Brittan, Home Secretary (2); [Anthony] James Gatward, Managing Director of Television South (TVS) (2); Sir Philip Goodhart, on meetings of Le Cercle; Ian Gow (2); Ian Grist and John Marek on a motion to ban whaling; Sir [George] William Harding, Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on sending observers to the Nicaraguan elections; Alan Haselhurst; Alistair Horne on his biography of [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [1st Lord Stockton] (4); Thomas King, Secretary of State for Employment, on a campaign by the Institute of Directors to change the terms of reference for ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) on collective bargaining; Director, Aims of Industry; Sir Cynlais [Kenneth] James, British Ambassador to Mexico, on an article by JA on Central America; [Charles] Patrick Jenkin, Secretary of State for the Environment, on rate capping for local councils, the abolition of the Greater London Council (GLC) and other metropolitan councils and the settlement of Liverpool City Council's budget (3); [Thomas] Michael Jopling, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on European milk quota arrangements; 4th Lord Kimberley [earlier Lord Wodehouse]; Lord King of Wartnaby, Chairman of British Airways, thanking JA for his support, and enclosing a copy of his letter to Nicholas Ridley, Secretary of State for Transport, on the Civil Aviation Authority review of civil aviation policy; Edward Leigh on his motion on the need for postal secret ballots for union elections (3); James Lester, enclosing his notes for a Government review of supplementary benefit; Jeremy Lewis, Editorial Director, Chatto and Windus, publishers, on David Smiley's book "Albanian Assignment"; Peter Lloyd (2); Richard Luce on subjects including JA's visit to Syria and the removal of a Saudi diplomat stopped for drunk driving (5); Austin Mitchell, All Party Parliamentary Reform Group; Michael Montague, Chairman of the English Tourist Board; Robert Worcester, Managing Director of Market and Opinion Research International (MORI) Limited; Thomas Pickering, American Ambassador to El Salvador; Odette Pol Roger; Sir Joshua Rowley; 10th Duke of Rutland [earlier Lord Granby]; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley] on his concerns at the abolition of the GLC; [Walter] Patrick Shovelton, Director-General, General Council of British Shipping, asking for support in various amendments to the Finance Bill relating to shipping; John Carlisle, Secretary of the British South Africa Group; Sir John Stewart-Clark; Peter Thurnham on his bill to protect Closed Shop workers who were being forced to go on strike; 2nd Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Armed Forces, on changes to the Territorial Army in JA's constituency; John Wakeham, Chief Whip; Peter Walker, Secretary of State for Energy, on the current situation in the Miners' Strike (2); Bowen Wells; Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Williamson, Chief of Air Staff; Sir [Alexander] James Wilson, Chairman of the Tobacco Advisory Council, on the campaign to stop cigarettes being sold to children; George Young, enclosing a letter from Charles Douglas-Home, Editor of the Times, on Times editorials.


  • Creation: 1984-07 - 1984-08


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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

2013-07-31 14:03:24.510000+00:00

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