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Chairman's Office correspondence with Macmillan and his Private Office, Apr-Oct 1963

CCO 20/8/7

Correspondents include:-

  1. Bligh, Tim, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
  2. Boyle, Edward, MP for Birmingham Handsworth
  3. Butler, RA, Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State
  4. Dean, Paul, Assistant Director, Conservative Research Department
  5. Eccles, David, 1st Viscount Eccles
  6. Edwards, Sir Eric, Baron Chelmer, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union
  7. Evans, Harold, Press Secretary, Prime Minister's Private Office
  8. Macleod, Iain, Party Chairman (1961-1963)
  9. Macmillan, Maurice, MP for Halifax
  10. Marquis, Frederick, 1st Earl of Woolton
  11. Poole, Oliver, 1st Baron Poole, Conservative Party Chairman (1961-1963)
  12. Zulueta, Philip Francis de, Private Secretary to Macmillan

Subjects include:-

  1. Intervention of the Church of England in Richmond Borough Council elections, May 1963
  2. Recruitment of two speechwriters in the Conservative Research Department to be at the disposal of the Prime Minister, May 1963
  3. Recommendation to appoint Lord Poole to the Privy Council in the Birthday Honours, May 1963
  4. Lunch for the Prime Minister organised by the Conservative Industrial and Commercial Committee, Jun 1963
  5. Potential £50 million order of military aircraft from South Africa, Jun 1963
  6. Message of support from Lord Chelmer, Chairmen of the Executive Committee of the National Union, concerning the attitude of Area Chairmen to the Government's difficulties, Jun 1963
  7. Concern at suggestion that Major Holt, a Canadian tycoon, might make a donation of £50,000 towards the Conservative Party in the expection of being awarded a GBE, Jul 1963
  8. The Labour Party's policy towards the textiles industry, Aug 1963
  9. Personal attacks by the Opposition against Macmillan, Sep 1963
  10. Resignation of Lord Poole as Joint Conservative Party Chairman, Oct 1963


  1. Memorandum concerning Lord Carrington's options viz-a-vis a libel action against the Daily Express following his exoneration by the Radcliffe Tribunal, which was appointed to consider the case of the Soviet spy John Vassall, Apr 1963
  2. Memorandum to the Prime Minister concerning presentation of the Government, Harold Evans, 10/05/1963
  3. Draft statement [6pp] on behalf of the Government concerning the Profumo and Ward Affairs, author not given, ND [Jul 1963]
  4. Memorandum to the Prime Minister concerning education policy, particularly in relation to the the London County Council and abolition of selection for secondary education, Edward Boyle, 03/07/1963
  5. Conservative Research Department paper, 'The Cotton Industry', 21/08/1963 [Author: SSA/JPA]
  6. Prime Minister's Personal Minute concerning consultations to be taken concerning the leadership of the Conservative Party in the event that he resigned due to ill health, 14/10/1963
  7. Copy letter from Maurice Macmillan to Reginald Manningham-Buller, 1st Viscount Dilhorne, the Lord Chancellor, concerning Harold Macmillan's condition in hospital, 14/10/1963


  • Creation: Apr-Oct 1963


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CCO 20/8/7

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