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General correspondence, 1985-06 - 1985-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/131

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group, also thanking JA for a dinner with the Prime Minister [Margaret Thatcher] (2); Michael Alison, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (4); Robert Anderson, Global Economic Action Institute; 4th Lord Avebury [earlier Eric Lubbock]; Tony Benn [earlier 2nd Lord Stansgate], complimenting JA on the first volume of [?] Leo Amery's diaries and enclosing a copy of his bill to for democratic and Parliamentary reform; Sir John Biggs-Davison (2); Peter Bottomley; Virginia Bottomley; Andrew Bowden on his motion on initiating multilateral negotiations against international terrorism; Graham Bright [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Home Office]; Sir [Philip] Antony Buck [Chairman of the Conservative Parliamentary Defence Committee], thanking JA for sending him a paper on the Star Wars defence programme by Professor Reginald Jones (R V Jones); John Browne, enclosing papers on the selection of Mikhail Gorbachev as leader of the Soviet Union; Sir Julian Bullard, British Ambassador to West Germany [later part of Germany], on JA's visit to Bonn; Lord Caradon [earlier Hugh Foot] (2) enclosing articles on the difficulty of negotiations between Israel and Palestine and the need for international mediation; Francisco Orrego-Vicuña, Chilean Ambassador to Britain; Winston Churchill, thanking JA for a dinner with the Prime Minister; Sir Philip Goodhart on a meeting of Le Cercle in Bonn, and (as Chairman of the Sound Broadcasting Committee) on relaying debates in the House of Commons to MPs' offices (2); R V Jones on the meeting of Le Cercle; Gavin Relly on Le Cercle; Alan Clark, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Employment, on JA's writing, also sending him some figures [? on unemployment]; Sir William Clark, commenting on a paper by JA and on a questionnaire from the Global Economic Action Institute (2); Lord Cockfield, Vice-President, Commission of the European Communities, on the dangers of Britain excluding herself from the inner council; Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury]; Michel Debré on JA's memoirs; Ewen Fergusson, Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Michael Fidler, National Director of the Conservative Friends of Israel; Martin Gilbert on his biography of Sir Winston Churchill and JA's meeting with him in Egypt, 1943; Sir Eldon Griffiths; [William] Michael Grylls on amendments to the Finance Bill on unitary taxation; Bruno Heim, Apostolic Nuncio to Britain (2); Lord Home of the Hirsel [earlier Alexander Douglas-Home, and 14th Lord Home] on writing to Margaret Thatcher about a "political gap" which he and JA had discussed; Sir Peter Hordern (2); Sir John Hoskyns, Director-General, Institute of Directors (2); Andrew Lownie, Literary Editor of the House magazine, on JA's review of Woodrow Wyatt's memoirs (enclosed) (2); Sir [Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including aircraft hijacks (2); Christopher Jackson on debates in the European Parliament on Ethiopia; Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Education and Science, on encouraging new businesses and student union membership (2); 4th Lord Kimberley [earlier Lord Wodehouse]; Major-General James Lunt on his biography of King Hussein of Jordan; 1st Lord Stockton [President of Macmillan Limited, earlier Harold Macmillan] on Lunt's biography; Richard Luce, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on meetings about the problems of Sudan and the Horn of Africa; [David] Carol Mather [Government Whip]; Charles Powell, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, asking JA to join a discussion group on Southern Africa; Nicholas Ridley, Secretary of State for Transport, on an enquiry about competition in the airline industry; [John] Tim Rathbone; Malcolm Rifkind, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Norman Tebbit, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, agreeing with JA's view that the Government should press ahead with a radical programme; Lord Thomas of Swynnerton on JA's dinner with the Prime Minister; Simon Towneley (2); John Wakeham, Government Chief Whip (2); Peter Walker, Secretary of State for Energy, on subjects including treatment of working miners, sacking of striking miners and a proposed colliery review procedure following the Miners' Strike (2); Sir [Roland] Roy Welensky [former Prime Minister of Rhodesia] on subjects including former Rhodesians having to return to Zimbabwe because of cuts to their pensions (2); Sir Robert Wade-Gery, British High Commissioner to India, on his opinion of the American Ambassador, Harry Barnes; Sir Miles Wingate, Deputy Master of Trinity House.

Also includes: text of a speech by Harry Oppenheimer to the South Africa Club, sent by John Carlisle, on the future of South Africa.


  • Creation: 1985-06 - 1985-07


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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

2013-08-27 16:33:08.500000+00:00

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