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Papers relating to defence (1), July 1979-June 1981, 1979-07 - 1981-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/46

Scope and Contents

Part 1: includes copy of the Ulster Unionist Council's paper on "Northern Ireland future terrorist trends", July 1979; memorandum on defence spending to Richard Ryder (MT's Political Secretary) from Peter Joynes (Conservative Research Department), 21 August 1979; opinion polling survey prepared by Cavenham Communications Ltd on "Britain's defence: the armed forces view", August 1979, with attached note from John Clemens (Chairman, Marplan) to Keith Britto (Conservative Research Department), 9 November 1979)- see also THCR 2/6/2/133 for similar material
Also includes a copy of note to MT from Ian Gow MP (her Parliamentary Private Secretary) on Rapier surface to air missiles, 8 November 1979; and comments for MT from Gow on the programme to replace the Polaris missile, 14 December 1979
Part 2, 1980: includes correspondence between MT and Antony Buck MP on a Defence Committee meeting, December 1980, with attached note for MT from Gow
Part 3, 1981: includes copies of correspondence between MT, Buck, Peter Emery MP, "Jock" Bruce-Gardyne MP, John Nott (Secretary of State for Defence) and Patrick Wall MP; copies of papers on "Aspects of the British defence problem" by Captain J.E. Moore RN (Editor, Jane's Fighting Ships), June 1981; and copy of "Hansard" relating to a defence debate, 25 June 1981


  • Creation: 1979-07 - 1981-06


Conditions Governing Access

Part 1 opened in February 2010; part 2 in March 2011; part 3 in March 2012 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.


3 folder(s)

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Finding aid date

2010-01-12 11:22:52+00:00

Repository Details

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