Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Peter Hordern; Henry West, former Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, on claims made by JEP against him (2); Sir Richard Body; 1st Lord Tonypandy [earlier (Thomas) George Thomas]; [Thomas] Mervyn Jones; Mollie, Lady Butler of Saffron Walden (2); Vivien Greene on JEP's view of Christianity; Michael Latham; Michael Strachan (2); Michael [Richard] Foot on the Special Forces Club (2); Phyllis White [P D James] on helping JEP with his work on the evolution of the Gospel; [?] David Butler on statistics for the General Election in South Down [Northern Ireland]; William Macfarlane, Administrator of Sion College; James Wickenden (9); Ian Gow (2); Kenneth Morgan, Editor of Hansard (2); Michael Ryle, Clerk to the Committee of Privileges; [William] John Biffen, Lord Privy Seal; 7th Lord Harrowby [earlier Lord Sandon]; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, on the use of armoured cars by the Royal Ulster Constabulary; Charles Powell, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Michael Alison, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; [Keith] Harvey Proctor (4); 6th Duke of Westminster [earlier Lord Grosvenor] on the death of Viola, Dowager Duchess of Westminster [former Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland]; Sir Kenneth Newman, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police; Rosamund Silkin on the death of John Silkin; [Bruce] Bernard Weatherill, Speaker of the House of Commons; Lord Callaghan of Cardiff, thanking JEP for congratulations [on his peerage]; Lord Lane, Lord Chief Justice, on the Criminal Justice Bill (8); Ivor Stanbrook on the Criminal Justice Bill (5); Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of the Supreme Court, on the Criminal Justice Bill; David Mitchell; Neil Kinnock, Leader of the Opposition, on subjects including JEP's view of defence requirements, and the Labour Party's opposition to nuclear defence (3); David Crouch, Chairman of the Speaker's Advisory Committee on the Arts, on a proposed bust of Charles Parnell for the House of Commons; John Hay; Roy Jenkins, thanking JEP for his review of Jenkins's biography of 1st Lord Baldwin; Jenifer, Lady Cooke, on the death of Sir Robert Cooke; Patrick Nicholls; Richard Lankester, Clerk to the Select Committee on Members' Interests; Patrick Cormack; Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremy Reilly, Commander Training and Arms Directors.
Other subjects include: the loss of JEP's seat in Parliament; literary requests and enquiries; charitable appeals.
Also includes: memoranda on parliamentary privilege and the First Report of the Committee of Privileges; note by JEP on privilege within Westminster; First Report of the Select Committee on Members' Interests.