General correspondence, 1984-12 - 1985-01
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group; [Gerrard] Gerry Neale, Chairman of the Party Organisation Committee, on the committee's inauguration; [Antony] Tony Baldry, on meetings of the Employment Committee; Lieutenant Colonel Sir Brian Barttelot, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, on the Parliamentary delegation to the Falkland Islands; Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Education and Science, on funding for the British Antarctic Survey; Sir Frederic Bennett; Rhodes Boyson, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, on subjects including funding for the Lear Fan aircraft project (2); Sir Bernard Braine on his motion on the anniversary of the Yalta Protocols (2); Adam Butler, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, on compensation claims relating to the nuclear weapon test programme in the 1950s-60s; Lord Caradon [earlier Hugh Foot]; Kenneth Carlisle [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Douglas Hurd]; Sir William Clark; Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury]; Brian Crozier, on his decision to resign from Le Cercle; Melvin Lasky, Editor of Encounter Magazine, asking JA to write an article on the Falkland Islands (enclosed); Baroness Falkender; Martin Gilbert (2); Eldon Griffiths on a conference on Gibraltar and a meeting of Le Cercle (2); Lord Grimond; [William] Michael Grylls on the Small Business Bill and an amendment to the Loan Guarantee Scheme (2); Michael Heseltine, Secretary of State for Defence, on the Parliamentary delegation to the Falkland Islands, particularly the new airfield, servicemen's pay, the proposed Exclusive Fisheries Limit, land reform, local industries, immigration and the islanders' wish to remain British; Sir [Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Foreign Secretary, on JA's views on the Falkland Islands and future constitutional and administrative arrangements for them; Sir [Cynlais] Kenneth James, British Ambassador to Mexico; Robert Kee on his book ["The World We Fought For"] and a passage relating to John Amery; John Lacy, Conservative Central Office Agent, South Eastern Area; Peter Lilley, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nigel Lawson; James Lester on the Conservative Action to Revive Employment group; Richard Luce, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on policy towards the Sudan and Ethiopia; Lord Lumley [later 13th Lord Scarbrough]; [Richard] Anthony Nelson, enclosing copies of his correspondence with Prince Hassan of Jordan on peace proposals for the Middle East, particularly on Jordan's resumption of relations with Egypt and a suggested visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem [Israel] by King Hussein of Jordan; Frederick Newman, Chairman of Dan-Air Services Limited, on the need for an increase in airport capacity in the south-east; David Nicholson, Association of British Chambers of Commerce, on public spending cuts; Sir [Arthur] John Page; [Henry] Chapman Pincher on his book "Too Secret Too Long"; Charles Powell, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Sir [John] Anthony Quayle; [Arthur] John Reddaway [former Administrative Secretary, Cyprus] on recent accounts of the history of Cyprus; Sir Julian Ridsdale; 5th Lord St Oswald [earlier Derek Winn]; Raymond Seitz; Sir Peter Tapsell; Sir John Townley (2); Eric Varley, Chairman of Coalite Group plc, on a meeting about land tenure in the Falkland Islands; Peter Walker, Secretary of State for Energy, on the progress of the Miners' Strike; Sir [Roland] Roy Welensky, on his concerns about the televising of the House of Commons; John Wheeler on his motion proposing the replacement of the current coinage; John Wilkinson [Chairman of the Horn of Africa Council] on Louis FitzGibbon's attempt to sue the British Refugee Council on behalf of the Horn of Africa Council; Denis Worrall, South African Ambassador to Britain; Sir [John] Oliver Wright, British Ambassador to the United States; George Young, enclosing an account of his meeting with the Iranian politician Shapour Bakhtiar and a copy of his letter to the Times on their defence coverage.
Also includes: copy of a letter from T E Lawrence ["Lawrence of Arabia", later T E Shaw] to Sir Mark Sykes, September 1917, on negotiations over Palestine; account of JA's visit to South Africa, sent to Sir Geoffrey Howe.
- 1984-12 - 1985-01
Conditions Governing Access
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.
Language of Materials
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Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)