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Transcript of interview: Lord Hannay of Chiswick, 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 38

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 1999


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

Biographical / Historical

David Hannay was born 28 September 1935, the son of the late Julian Hannay; he was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford. In 1961 he married Gillian Rex.

Hannay's diplomatic career included: Foreign Office, 1959-60; Tehran [Iran], 1960-61; 3rd Secretary, Kabul [Afghanistan], 1961-63; 2nd Secretary, FO, 1963-65; 2nd, later 1st Secretary, UK Delegation to European Communities, Brussels [Belgium], 1965-70; 1st Secretary, UK Negotiating Team with European Communities, 1970-72; Chef de Cabinet to Sir Christopher Soames, Vice President of EEC, 1973-77; Head of Energy, Science and Space Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1977-79; Head of Middle East Department, FCO, 1979; Assistant Under-Secretary of State (European Community), FCO, 1979-84; Minister, Washington [United States], 1984-85; Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to European Communities, Brussels, 1985-90; British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 1990-94.

He was awarded the GCMG in 1995 (KCMG 1986; CMG 1981).


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