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Party Chairman's correspondence with Miscellaneous Ministers, Oct 1970-Mar 1972

CCO 20/1/19

Correspondents include:-

  1. Barber, Anthony, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  2. Bowlby, Miss Angela, Personal Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home
  3. Carr, Robert, Secretary of State for Employment
  4. Campbell, Gordon, Secretary of State for Scotland
  5. Chataway, Chris, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
  6. Davies, John, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  7. Douglas, James, Director, Conservative Research Department
  8. Douglas-Home, Sir Alec, Foreign Secretary
  9. Fraser, Sir Michael, Deputy Party Chairman
  10. Hill, Charles, Baron Hill of Luton, Chairman, BBC
  11. Hogg, Quintin, Lord Hailsham of Marylebone, Lord Chancellor
  12. Hordern, Peter, Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary Finance Committee
  13. Howard, Mr GC, Chairman, Winn Industries Ltd
  14. Jellicoe, George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, Minister for the Civil Service
  15. Joseph, Sir Keith, Secretary of State for Health and Social Security
  16. Mackie, John, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  17. Money, AL, Chief Agent, West Leicester Conservative Association
  18. Newton, Tony, Conservative Research Department
  19. Prior, Jim, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  20. St. John-Stevas, Norman, MP for Chelmsford
  21. Sharples, Richard, Minister of State at the Home Office
  22. Smith, Harry, Chairman, City of Oxford Conservative Association
  23. Thomas, Peter, Party Chairman
  24. Walker, Peter, Secretary of State for the Environment
  25. Whitelaw, William, Lord President of the Council

Subjects include:-

  1. Appointment of Geoffrey Rippon MP as Conservative Party representative on Jean Monnet's 'Action Committee for the United States of Europe', Nov 1970
  2. Left-wing bias of BBC broadcasts, Nov 1970
  3. Ministerial appointments of Party members to positions on public board and authorities (including lists prepared following question tabled in the House of Commons), Dec 1970-Feb 1971
  4. Economic policy, Feb 1971
  5. Implications for subsidiary engineering companies of the collapse of Rolls Royce, Feb 1971
  6. Campaign against the Industrial Relations Bill, Mar 1971
  7. Complaint at lack of Ministerial visits to constituencies, Mar 1971
  8. Public opinion survey on the Social Services, Apr 1971
  9. Conservative Party seminar on tax reform, Apr-May 1971
  10. Meeting with Christian Democrats in Rome, Jun 1971
  11. Civil service numbers, Jun 1971
  12. Leaseholders' enfranchisement, Aug 1971
  13. Possible drop in donations to the Conservative Party by surtax payers, Sep 1971
  14. Christmas parties held at Conservative Central Office for 'prominent people from radio and television', Nov 1971
  15. Ink attack on Prime Minister Edward Heath during visit to Brussels, Jan 1972


  1. Memorandum, 'Rolls Royce - Government Action', by GC Howard, 08/02/1971 [4pp]
  2. Conservative Research Department report [ref. PS/72/3], 'Summary of Opinion Research Centre's Survey of Party Images (Fieldwork - 15-19 March, 1972), [Author: DN/MJD], 29/4/1972


  • Creation: Oct 1970-Mar 1972


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