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Personal correspondence, 1968-04-21 - 1978-12-15

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/26

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Michael Foot [Leader of the House of Commons] on subjects including asking JEP to abstain in a confidence vote, December 1978 (2); William Whitelaw [Conservative spokesman on home affairs] on subjects including accusing JEP of recruiting Asian hospital staff while Minister of Health (2); Nigel Lawson [Conservative spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs] debating with JEP on anti-inflation policy and wage control (2); [Leonard] James Callaghan, Prime Minister; Lord Hunter (4); [Henry] Chapman Pincher [Assistant Editor, Daily Express] (2); Hugh Fraser; William Craig; Douglas Kennedy (5); Thomas Robbins (3); E G Roberts (3); Thomas Denning (3); Sir Roger Chance (2); Mary, Dowager Duchess of Buccleuch on the history of her house (2); Harold Soref on Britain's appeasement of Nigeria (2); [David] Evan Luard, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the decision to refuse Pastor Musa of Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] a passport; Sir Charles Pickthorn; [Roland] Vivian Pitchforth on Rhodesia; Colin Hardie; Brigadier Eric Shearer; Walter Harrison [Deputy Chief Whip] (2); Denis Roberts, Managing Director of Posts (2); [William] John Biffen (3); [Albert] Arthur Jones on Canons Ashby church, Northamptonshire; General K M Cariappa; Arthur Wickstead (3); Christopher Staughton; Peter Tapsell on his position on Scottish devolution (2); Humphrey Atkins [Opposition Chief Whip, later Lord Colnbrook] on Tapsell's refusal to vote for a Scottish Assembly; Louis Osman on Canons Ashby church; George Strauss, Chairman of the Committee of Privileges; 7th Lord Warwick [earlier Lord Brooke] (2); [Constance] Lalage, Lady Wakefield; Sir Robin Williams, Honorary Secretary of the Safeguard Britain Campaign; Anne Crossman; Marjorie, Lady Salisbury (2); Shaul Ramati, Director of the Department of Diaspora, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Richard Body on repatriation; Victor Matthews; Joel Barnett, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, on public sector borrowing; David Menhennet, Librarian of the House of Commons (2); Edward Heath; Frederick Silvester; Sir Patrick Donner on Labour and Conservative policy on immigration, asking JEP to support Margaret Thatcher [Leader of the Conservative Party]; Andrew Alexander, Daily Mail, on a retracted statement by Thatcher on repatriation; [Keith] Harvey Proctor; Robert Hughes; Charles Douglas-Home; Sir William Abraham.

Other subjects include: congratulations on JEP's speeches; church buildings; JEP's position on Rhodesia.

Also includes: copy of a letter from JEP to Edward Heath, April 1968, charging him with abandoning his principles; letters from staff at London Airport and Heathrow Airport [Middlesex] on immigration figures; list of Statutory Instruments unavailable to the public, 1978; copy of a pamphlet by Sir Charles Pickthorn, The Sterling Prison; paper by Colin Hardie on Dante; press cutting of an article by Peter Tapsell on Scottish devolution; note by John Biffen on the Bremen Summit on a Franco-German-British currency zone; press cuttings on the Jewish view of immigrants.


  • Creation: 1968-04-21 - 1978-12-15

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.


3 file(s) (3 files (348 folios))

Language of Materials



Reverse chronological order.

Former / Other Reference

Personal 6: 1977-78

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date to 1978.

Finding aid date

2002-02-21 16:25:59+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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