Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group; Jack Aspinwall [? Back Bench Aviation Committee]; Sir John Barton-Townley [earlier Sir John Townley] (2); Sir Terence Beckett, Director General, Confederation of British Industry, on the CBI's view of unemployment policy; Keith Best, on standing for the chairmanship of the Party Organisation Committee; Sir Nicholas Bonsor; Michael Brown, enclosing a copy of his letter to Sir [Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Foreign Secretary, on independence for Namibia [South Africa]; John Browne, enclosing copies of articles on Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, and a list of people he and JA wished to see during their visit to South Africa; Sir Adam Butler; John Carlisle, Secretary of the British-South Africa Group, enclosing a report on recent developments in relations between South Africa and Lesotho; [Henry] Paul Channon [later Lord Kelvedon] on his new post as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Alan Clark on his new post [as Minister for Trade]; Sir John Clark, Chairman of the Plessey Company plc, on Plessey's rejection of a takeover bid from GEC [the General Electric Company]; Sir John Colville, thanking JA for his praise of Colville's published diaries, agreeing that demanding Germany's unconditional surrender in 1945 was a mistake and that Sir Winston Churchill was right to reach out to the Soviet Union after Stalin's death; Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury] (2); 10th Lord De La Warr [earlier Lord Buckhurst]; Lord Eden of Winton; Sir Bryant Godman Irvine; Alastair Goodlad, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy; Sir Eldon Griffiths, Chairman of Special Olympics UK; Lord Harris of High Cross, Centre for Research into Communist Economies; Sir Joshua Hassan, Chief Minister of Gibraltar; Sir Stephen Hastings; Michael Heseltine; Sir John Hoskyns, Director General of the Institute of Directors, on a bill on the right to be self-employed; Sir Geoffrey Howe (3); Douglas Hurd [Home Secretary] on subjects including proposed reforms to the Sunday Trading laws (2); Robert Jackson; Professor Reginald Jones (R V Jones), on useful opinions about Westland Helicopters; Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Education and Science, on the problems of over-centralisation and finding a settlement in the teachers' strike (3); Lord King of Wartnaby, Chairman of British Airways (2); Lionel Kopelowitz, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews; Peter Lilley, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer; Richard Luce; Lord Macmillan of Ovenden [later 2nd Lord Stockton], on the policy journal Catalyst; Sir Patrick Moberly, British Ambassador to South Africa; Harry Oppenheimer; [Thomas] John Parker, Chairman of Harland and Wolff plc, asking for support in bidding for naval contracts; John Patten, Minister of State for Housing, Urban Affairs and Construction, on the Right to Repair Scheme for council tenants; [John] Enoch Powell; [John] Tim Rathbone on subjects including local MPs liaising more closely with the University of Sussex and the Shoreham Port Authority Bill (4); Sir [James] Gordon Reece; Sir Joshua Rowley; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley]; Richard Shepherd on the Crown Immunity Bill to remove NHS hospital kitchens' immunity from prosecution; James Spicer, Chairman of the All-Party Anglo-Turkish Parliamentary Group; 7th Lord Sudeley [earlier Merlin Hanbury-Tracy] on the appointment of bishops; Kenneth Warren; Sir [Roland] Roy Welensky (2); Denis Worrall, South African Ambassador to Britain (2); Sir Patrick Wright [Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office]; Sir Woodrow Wyatt; Lord Young of Graffham [Secretary of State for Employment]; George Young, enclosing a copy of his letter to the Times on troop disengagement in Central Europe.
Also includes: text of an article by JA on South Africa, sent to William Deedes, Editor of the Daily Telegraph; briefings on the Hong Kong community of ethnic Indians.
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.