Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Tam Dalyell on subjects including the investigation into the bombing of the La Belle discotheque in Berlin [Germany], the miners’ strike and the role of David Hart (including text of a speech by Dalyell initiating a debate on the conduct of Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, over the Falklands War, on the American bombing of Libya from British bases and the Westland share-dealing affair, with a copy of a letter from John Morris, Shadow Attorney General, to Thatcher on the Westland affair) (2); Wayne David on his article for Tribune (enclosed) on the need for a debate on local government reform; Bryan Davies, with a copy of a letter from Thatcher on the La Belle discotheque bombing; Denzil Davies; Sir Frederic Bennett, leader of the All-Party Parliamentary delegation to the Western European Union (Defence) Assembly, asking for clarification of Labour’s non-nuclear defence policy; Ronald Davies; Eric Deakins (3); Sir Ronald Dearing, Chairman of the Post Office, on the reorganisation of the Post Office; Campbell Christie, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, on the closure of the Caterpillar Company, Uddingston [Glasgow, Scotland]; Donald Dewar [Scottish affairs spokesman]; Frank Dobson [health spokesman] on subjects including taking over from NK for asking Business Questions in Parliament each week and problems in working with Michael Meacher [chief health and social security spokesman] (3); Frank Doran; John Dormand on subjects including his decision not to stand for election as Chief Whip and NK’s visit to the Durham Miners’ Gala during the miners’ strike (4); Richard Douglas (3); Gwyneth Dunwoody (3); [Robert] Anthony Durant.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.