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Correspondence and internal Party memoranda concerning the political and security situation in Northern Ireland, Jun 1965; Sep 1969; Sep 1971-May 1974

CCO 20/40/1

Correspondents include:-

  1. Clark, Sir George A, Chairman, Standing Committee, Ulster Unionist Council
  2. Dwyer, Paul, Chairman, The Irish Conservative Association, London
  3. Henderson, Capt. OWJ, Publisher of the News Letter, Belfast
  4. Howell, David, Conservative Political Centre
  5. O'Brien, Donough, Secretary of The Irish Conservative Association, London
  6. Orr, Capt. LPS, MP for South Down
  7. O'Riordan, DWO, Birmingham Community Relations Committee
  8. Patten, Chris
  9. Tughan, FC

Subjects include:-

  1. Unionists' perception of the political situation, 10/06/1965
  2. Delegation from the South Down Imperial Unionist Association to see the Party Chairman, Peter Thomas, 06/10/1971 [Including minutes of the meeting]
  3. Meeting of Unionist candidates Reginald Empey and Rafton Pounder with the Party Chairman concerning the security situation and criticism of the Stormont Government, 07/12/1971
  4. Memorandum from David Hunt, National Chairman of the Young Conservatives to Heath concerning his visit to Ulster, 26th-29th May 1972, including detailed itinerary of visits and discussions across the political spectrum
  5. Detailed report of the visit by David James MP to Northern Ireland, 10th-17th October 1972 [Includes discussion of a proposed Northern Ireland Conservative Party and concern at the deployment of paratroops in a peace-keeping role]
  6. Meeting between the Party Chairman and David James MP, 09/11/1972
  7. Meeting of Mr Tughan [Conservative Party donor responsible for funding the Northern Ireland Desk Officer within the Conservative Research Department] with Lord Carrington, Party Chairman, concerning the possibility of establishing a Northern Ireland Conservative Party in consequence of the supposed demise of the Ulster Unionists, 28/11/1972
  8. Memorandum from Michael Fraser, Deputy Chairman, 'Contingency Planning – Possibility of Leadership Changes in the Ulster Unionist Party and their Consequences' concerning what action should be taken in the eventuality that extremist elements took over the UUP, and the future relationship between the Conservative Party and Ulster Unionists, 12/01/1973
  9. Disaffiliation of the Ulster Unionists from the National Union, Jan 1974
  10. Memorandum concerning the relationship and poor communication between the Westminster offices of the Ulster Unionists in Glengall Street and Conservative Central Office in Smith Square, 11/03/1974
  11. Pamphlet, The Way to Peace in Ireland – the necessity for a British commitment to end the Union, Anthony Coughland, Irish Sovereignty Movement, ND [c1978?]


  • Creation: Jun 1965; Sep 1969; Sep 1971-May 1974


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  • English

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CCO 20/40/1

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