Personal and confidential, 1946-08 - 1950-02
Scope and Contents
Papers by or sent to JEP for the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat on subjects including: the Parliament and Steel Bills, 1949; the Financial Agreement between Britain and India, 1947; policy towards India; relations between the Indian States and the British Commonwealth and Empire; news from Pakistan; a proposed working committee on India; memoranda on air power and strategy by Air Vice-Marshal Edgar Kingston-McCloughry, Acting Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, India; note by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru [Vice-President, Interim Government of India, and Minister for External Affairs and Commonwealth Relations] for the Commander-in-Chief India's Committee on subjects for discussion by Cabinet on India.
Also includes correspondence with individuals including: a letter from JEP to Henry Hopkinson [Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat, later 1st Lord Colyton], asking to be relieved of the Secretaryship of the Parliamentary Committee on Indian Affairs; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], on meeting JEP and asking for information on building practices (2); Brigadier Gordon Thompson, Commander of Calcutta sub-area, on plans for Indian self-government (2); copy of letters between Winston Churchill [Leader of the Conservative Party] and Clement Attlee, Prime Minister on terms of a possible settlement with India; representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including John Biggs-Davison, Speakers Department, on putting JEP forward as a Parliamentary candidate and news from Pakistan (3); Richard Fort; Air Vice-Marshal Edgar Kingston-McCloughry on the situation in India (2).
- 1946-08 - 1950-02
Conditions Governing Access
The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Political 2: 1946-49
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