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Correspondence mainly from or concerning Peter Kirk and his negotiations with the European Commission for the future British delegation to the European Parliament, and the Group within the Parliament in which it would sit, Feb 1972-Oct 1973

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Correspondents include:-

  1. Milne, RD, Conservative Overseas Bureau
  2. Fraser, Sir Michael, Deputy Party Chairman
  3. Hurd, Douglas, Political Secretary to Edward Heath
  4. Kirk, Peter, Conservative Delegation to the European Parliament
  5. Patten, Christopher
  6. Carrington, Lord, Secretary of State for Defence (1970-1974)
  7. Acland, Anthony, Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home
  8. Wilson, GR, Private Secretary to the Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Jellicoe
  9. Pakenham, Michael, Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster John Davies
  10. Ninn-Hansen, Erik, Danish Conservatives

Subjects include:-

  1. The future relationship between the Conservative Party and Ulster Unionists
  2. The absence from their constituencies of those MPs selected to become MEPs as part of the British delegation
  3. The possibility of combining the European Conservative Group with the French 'Union Democratique Europeenne'
  4. Reports on the British delegation's first sessions with the European Parliament


  1. Reports to the Prime Minister on Discussions with the European Commission, and the political stance to be adopted in the European Parliament by the British delegation, Peter Kirk, 23/11/1972 & 30/11/1972 (including draft letter of response)
  2. Notes of a meeting held by John Davies MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 30/11/1972 concerning the briefing of Conservative delegates to the European Parliament, 04/12/1972
  3. Minutes of the 'Europe Committee' chaired by Sir Michael Fraser, 18/12/1972


  • Creation: Feb 1972-Oct 1973


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Language of Materials

  • English

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