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Broadcasts, 1955-10 - 1970-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/27

Scope and Contents

Annotated transcripts of television and radio interviews and broadcasts by JEP on subjects including: immigration; defence, particularly cuts in the Middle East, British withdrawal from Singapore (in interviews with Denis Healey, Secretary of State for Defence, 1967), and retaining use of nuclear weapons; floating exchange rates; JEP's book on the relationship between the Ministry of Health and the National Health Service, A New Look at Medicine and Politics; Parliamentary privilege and private members' bills; doctors' pay; Roman London; the Commonwealth Conference (1965); the treatment of mental health; State planning; relations with Germany; European Free Trade; Vietnam and Malaysia; Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe]; the steel industry, particularly nationalisation; [James] Harold Wilson as Prime Minister; Britain and the Common Market; agricultural policy; the aircraft industry; inflation; the death of Sir Winston Churchill; Parliamentary elections; politics in Shakespeare; higher education; JEP's own career; tribute to [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; the dangers of smoking; local health and welfare services; automation of labour; tribute to Aneurin Bevan; the price of land; televising Parliament; the Conservative and Labour Party Conferences, 1955, with the views of JEP and Anthony Wedgwood Benn [later 2nd Lord Stansgate and Tony Benn] on subjects including inflation, monopolies, the nuclear deterrent, the Middle East, differences between the Parties, relations between the Trade Unions and Labour, nationalisation of industry, national insurance and taxation; series of articles for the Stock Exchange Gazette on the nation's finances, 1960; series of international commentaries, 1959-1960 [? for Israel].

Also includes: correspondence with representatives of the BBC, including Austen Kark, Head of South European Service; letters from Dr Charles Fletcher and Maurice Macmillan, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, on JEP's attitude to tobacco advertising and taxation on cigarettes; letters following remarks by JEP on Any Questions (January 1964), particularly on leukaemia, fluoridation of water and the independence of the clergy; correspondence with Sir [Frank] Cyril Musgrave, Chairman of the Iron and Steel Board (2) on over-production in the steel industry.

Dates

  • 1955-10 - 1970-02

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

5 file(s)

Language of Materials

English

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