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General correspondence, 1985-03 - 1985-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/130

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group; Michael Alison, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (2); Thomas Arnold, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party; Leon Brittan, Home Secretary (3); Kenneth Baker on the challenges of his new job as Minister for Local Government; Sir Peter Baldwin, Chairman of the Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied charity; [Thomas] Michael Jopling, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on the milk quota; Keith Best; [William] John Biffen, on questions asked by the Times about the Committee of Privileges; Sir John Biggs-Davison (3); John Cockcroft; Roger Birch, Chief Constable, Sussex Police; Sir Peter Blaker, Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Committee, enclosing a copy of his letter to the Prime Minister on lobbying of the committee by the BBC external services and the British Council; Lord Boothby; [Thomas] Humphrey Brooke on subjects including depression suffered by Sir Winston Churchill and 1st Lord Baldwin's view of war (4); John Browne; John Carlisle, Secretary of the British South African Parliamentary Group; Kenneth Clarke, Minister for Health, on the South East Thames' Regional Secure Unit programme; Michel Debré on his admiration of JA's memoirs and the importance of co-operation between Britain and France; Stephen Dorrell, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Peter Walker; Timothy Eggar [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Overseas Development], on a symposium on aid and development in Africa; Roger Gale on his amendment to the Licensing Acts; Sir Philip Goodhart, Chairman of the Select Committee on Sound Broadcasting, on subjects including relaying broadcasts of debates to MPs' offices (2); John Grigg [earlier 2nd Lord Altrincham], thanking JA for his review of Grigg's biography of Lloyd George (enclosed); John Selwyn Gummer, Chairman of the Conservative Party [later Lord Deben] (2); General Sir John Hackett, on JA's article for Encounter on the importance of the Falkland Islands; Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone [earlier Quintin Hogg]; [Mostyn] Neil Hamilton on his motion on unitary tax; Roger Hesketh on the death of his brother [Charles] Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh; Lord Home of the Hirsel [earlier Alexander Douglas-Home and 14th Lord Home] on a House of Lords debate on subversion; Sir John Hoskyns, Director-General of the Institute of Directors (2); [Charles] Patrick Jenkin, Secretary of State for the Environment, on controlling spending by local authorities, particularly relating to the money from the sale of council houses (2); Professor Reginald Jones (R V Jones) on his paper commenting on the Star Wars defence programme [not present] (4); Sir Richard King, Global Economic Action Institute, enclosing briefings on Sudan; Ian Lang; Edward Leigh on his motion on the need for secret postal ballots in trade union elections; John Butcher, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry, on further funding for regional IT awareness programmes; Sir Gilbert Longden, Chatham Dining Club (3); Lord Grimond; Ian MacGregor, Chairman of the National Coal Board; Andrew MacKay, Joint Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Lord Macmillan of Ovenden, Chairman of the National Book Committee Group [later 2nd Lord Stockton] on avoiding the imposition of VAT on books; John Marks, Chairman of the British Medical Association, on their talks with the Department of Health on effective prescribing of drugs; David Mitchell, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Transport, on the effects of the Transport Bill on the bus industry; John McWilliam, Chairman of the computer sub-committee of the Select Committee on House of Commons Services; Rear-Admiral Sir Morgan Morgan-Giles, complimenting JA on his review of the official biography of 1st Lord Mountbatten; Colin Moynihan; [Richard] Anthony Nelson, British-Oman Parliamentary Group (2); 7th Lord Onslow [earlier Lord Cranley]; Robert Peliza [former Chief Minister of Gibraltar], enclosing copies of his correspondence with Baroness Young and [Ronald] Timothy Renton, Minister of State and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the future of Gibraltar (2); Shimon Peres, Prime Minister of Israel, on encouraging signs in the Middle East peace process; 17th Lord Perth [earlier Lord Strathallan] on a speech by Paul Nitze on nuclear defence; Maurice Petherick on his view of the Yalta agreement, 1945; 2nd Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces; Francis Pym; Lord Rawlinson of Ewell; 5th Lord St Oswald [earlier Derek Winn]; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley]; Sir Peter Scott [Director of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust]; Baroness Young on a proposed international finance centre on East Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands; Xan Smiley; James Spicer, Chairman of the Anglo-Turkish All-Party Group; Peter Temple-Morris; 1st Lord Tonypandy [earlier George Thomas] thanking JA for his congratulations on his memoirs; Sir John Townley; Peter Walker [Secretary of State for Energy] thanking JA for his support [? during the Miners' Strike]; John Wilkinson on subjects including the Horn of Africa Council.

Also includes: text of JA's review of Philip Ziegler's official biography of 1st Lord Mountbatten for the Financial Times; letters from JA to the Times on giving tackling unemployment priority over bringing down inflation.


  • Creation: 1985-03 - 1985-05


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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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2013-08-22 16:33:09.323000+00:00

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