General correspondence, 1986-04 - 1986-05
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group (3); [Antony] Tony Baldry, on depression at the University of Sussex about Government higher education policies; Sir Nicholas Bonsor, enclosing copies of his correspondence with 2nd Lord Trefgarne, Minister of State for Defence Support, on compensation for widows of ex-Far East prisoners of war; [Roelof] Pik Botha, South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, on JA's article on the case against sanctions in South Africa; [Thomas] Humphrey Brooke, on subjects including Sir Winston Churchill's depression (4); John Browne, congratulating JA on his intervention at a meeting of the 1922 Committee; [Leonard] James Callaghan; John Charmley, thanking JA for his help with his biography of 1st Lord Lloyd (2); Derek Conway; Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury] on subjects including dealing with the Ulster Unionists and his retirement from the House of Commons (3); Major-General Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard, Chairman of the Prince Philip Appeal for Commonwealth Veterans; Louis FitzGibbon, Secretary of the British Horn of Africa Council (2); [William] Tristan Garel-Jones; Alastair Goodlad, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy, on safety concerns about the nuclear energy programme (2); Ian Gow (2); Lord Greenhill of Harrow, enclosing copies of correspondence on the development of St Helena; Sir Eldon Griffiths, Chairman of Special Olympics UK; Joseph] Kenneth Hargreaves, Secretary of the Home Improvements sub-committee on housing; John Hooper, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Building; Sir [Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Foreign Secretary (3); Neil McLean; Douglas Hurd, Home Secretary, on the Prison Officers Association strike; David Waddington, Minister of State, Home Office, enclosing new guidelines for MPs on immigration cases; Professor R V Jones [Reginald Jones] enclosing a copy of his lecture to the Royal Aeronautical Society, "From Radar to Star Wars"; [Thomas] Michael Jopling, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on milk quotas; Harry Conroy, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists, asking JA to reject the recommendation of the Committee of Privileges that the journalist Richard Evans be barred from the House of Commons for six months for refusing to divulge the source of a leaked document; Norman Lamont, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, on the contract for the Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessel; Richard Luce, Minister for the Arts; Lord Macmillan of Ovenden [later 2nd Lord Stockton]; Kenneth Maginnis on the Ulster Unionist case against the Anglo-Irish Agreement, enclosing various letters, articles and a transcript of a radio interview on their views (2); Gordon Marsden, Editor of History Today, on JA's review of Correlli Barnett's book "The Audit of War" [enclosed] (2); James Molyneaux, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party; Harry Oppenheimer on the Foundation for International Conciliation (2); Timothy Eggar, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; [Ronald] Timothy Renton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2); Sir Joshua Rowley; 12th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Lord Lumley]; Peter Temple-Morris (2); Peter Viggers on search and rescue helicopter services in the south east, enclosing a copy of a letter from John Stanley, Minister of State for the Armed Forces; George Walden [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Education and Science] on funding for polytechnics; Lynda Chalker, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the unwillingness of ministers to meet representatives of the Namibian Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU); Caspar Weinberger, American Secretary of Defense; Edward Heath; David Owen; Lord Home of the Hirsel [earlier Alexander Douglas-Home and 14th Lord Home]; 2nd Lord Jellicoe.
Also includes: draft letter from JA to Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, sent to Lord Cranborne for comment, on how to overcome the difficulty of keeping the Hillsborough Agreement on Northern Ireland, without damaging relations with the Ulster Unionists; briefing for MPs for a debate on the elderly; statement enclosed by [John] Enoch Powell on the Prime Minister's meeting with Ulster Unionist leaders on the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
- 1986-04 - 1986-05
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
Former / Other Reference
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)