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ELEC [European League for Economic Co-operation]: memoranda, papers, correspondence, 1950-01 - 1955-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/38

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Edouard Giscard d'Estaing on closer European union; Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams, Secretary, then Chairman of ELEC, on subjects including stopping Robert Boothby from resigning from the United Europe Movement, and ELEC conferences (6); Edward Beddington-Behrens, President, then Vice-President of ELEC on subjects including ELEC conferences (with a copy of a letter from R A Butler, replying to Beddington-Behrens's congratulations on becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his suggestion that someone should represent the Dominions on the Court of the Bank of England) (5); Sir Cecil Kisch (2); [Stanley] Paul Chambers (2); "Bob" [1st Lord Brand]; Julian Amery.

Papers include: memorandum by LSA on trade and production; memorandum by Roy Harrod [Economic Adviser, International Monetary Fund] on the plan for a system of mutual European credit lines; minutes, reports, pamphlets and preparatory documents of the ELEC, on subjects including the monetary reconstruction of Europe, the dollar gap, the Schuman Plan and monetary co-ordination, European monetary union, relationships of continental currencies with sterling, stability and interchangeability of European currencies, the organisation of transport in Western Europe, the rearmament of Western Europe and economic unification, freeing international currency transfers, trade relations between the Commonwealth and Europe (including comments from the Dutch and the ELEC Economic Commission), the price of gold and European economic co-operation; texts of speeches by LSA on the imbalance in the world economy caused by the dollar gap, and the shrinking world; plan of work for 1952, with comments from Lady Rhys-Williams; summary of a United Nations report on measures for international economic stability.


  • Creation: 1950-01 - 1955-10

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From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


4 file(s)

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Box 206

Finding aid date

2004-03-08 13:32:17.170000+00:00

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