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Personal and confidential, 1946-08 - 1950-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/1/5

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).


  • Creation: 1946-08 - 1950-02

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.


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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Political 2: 1946-49

Finding aid date

2002-06-12 16:58:17+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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