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Correspondence primarily with Sir Robert Renwick of the British United Industrialists Limited, Oct 1961-Dec 1964

CCO 20/29/1

[The BUIL was an organisation whose purpose was to channel donations discreetly from British companies to, amongst others, the Conservative Party. It was formed in c1961 from the merger of two earlier groups – the United Industrialists Association and the British Industrialist Association]

Correspondents include:-

  1. Fraser, Sir Michael, Director of the Conservative Research Department (1959-1964)
  2. Gilbert, Robert A, American Research Analyst
  3. Hare, John, Minister of Labour (1960-1963)
  4. Hornsby-Smith, Dame Patricia, Conservative MP for Chislehurst (1950-1966; 1970-1974)
  5. Lloyd, Selwyn, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1960-1962)
  6. Low, Sir Toby, Deputy Party Chairman (1959-1963) and Chairman of the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries (1957-?)
  7. Macleod, Iain, Leader of the House of Commons and Party Chairman (1961-1963)
  8. Peacock, Sir Kenneth, Chairman of Guess, Keen & Co. Ltd
  9. Renwick, Sir Robert, Director of the BUIL
  10. Sewill, Brendon, Conservative Research Department

Subjects include:-

  1. Capital Gains Tax
  2. Conservative Fuel Policy
  3. The National Economic Council
  4. Donations to the Conservative Party
  5. Conservative Party public relations
  6. Dinner hosted by Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home for supporters of the British United Industrialists
  7. President Kennedy's adviser Dean Acheson's description of Britain as having 'lost an empire but not yet found a role'
  8. British Space Development Company
  9. Restrictive Trade Practices Court
  10. Resale Price Maintenance
  11. 'Aims of Industry' and its campaign against nationalisation


  1. Conservative Research Department brief, 'Fuel Policy', 15/02/1962


  • Creation: Oct 1961-Dec 1964


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  • English

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