Transcript of interview: Lord Jay, 2007 - 2016
Scope and Contents
- 2007 - 2016
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Biographical / Historical
Jay began his career at the Ministry of Overseas Development, 1969-73, and was a member of the UK Delegation to the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Washington [United States], 1973-75. He then returned to the Ministry of Overseas Development, 1976-78, before becoming First Secretary (Aid), New Delhi [India], 1978-81. Jay then joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1981, and his diplomatic career included the following posts: planning staff, 1981-82; Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary [Antony Acland], 1982-85; Counsellor: Cabinet Office, 1985-87; Counsellor: (Financial and Commercial), Paris, 1987-90; Assistant Under-Secretary of State for EC Affairs, FCO, 1990-93; Deputy Under-Secretary of State (Director for EC and Economic Affairs), FCO, 1994-96; Ambassador to France, 1996-2001; Permanent Under-Secretary of State, FCO and Head of the Diplomatic Service, 2002-06; Prime Minister’s Personal Representative for G8 Summits, 2005-06.
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Finding aid date
- Blair, Anthony Charles Lynton, 1953 (politician)
- European cooperation
- European economic cooperation
- Falklands War (1982)
- Harriman, Pamela, 1920 - 1997 (née Digby, United States Ambassador to France)
- Thatcher, Margaret Hilda, 1925 - 2013 (née Roberts, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, Prime Minister)
- Online version available at https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/media/uploads/files/Jay_Michael.pdf
- Second transcript from 2016 relating to Jay's time as Ambassador to Paris, including the aftermath of the death of the Princess of Wales, available at https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/media/uploads/files/Jay_Michael2.pdf.