Correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1984-09 - 1985-10
Scope and Contents
Subjects include: South Africa; the independence of the BBC (following a decision not to broadcast a film on Northern Ireland); changes in supplementary benefit; Nicaragua; human rights in Indonesia; publication of an official history of nuclear testing; an inquiry chaired by Lord Bridge on interception of postal and telephone communications by the security services; the prosecution of the Ministry of Defence official Clive Ponting under the Official Secrets Act after he sent documents on the sinking of the Argentine warship General Belgrano during the Falklands War.
Other correspondents include Timothy Flesher and David Norgrove, Private Secretaries to Thatcher.
- 1984-09 - 1985-10
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
DateText: The majority of folios date from 1985.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Kinnock, Neil Gordon, 1942 (Baron Kinnock of Bedwellty, Labour politician) (Person)