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Cecil Parkinson with MPs - B, 1981-1983

CCO 20/5/58

Correspondents include:-

  1. Baker, Kenneth, Minister of State for Industry and Information Technology
  2. Baker, Nicholas, MP for Dorset North
  3. Banks, Robert, MP for Harrogate
  4. Bell, Sir Ronald, MP for Beaconsfield
  5. Bendall, Vivian WH, MP for Ilford North
  6. Bennett, Sir Frederic, MP for Torbay
  7. Benyon, Tom, MP for Abingdon
  8. Berry, Anthony, MP for Southgate and Deputy Chief Whip
  9. Bevan, David Gilroy, MP for Birmingham Yardley
  10. Blaker, Peter, MP for Blackpool South
  11. Bonsor, Sir Nicholas, MP for Nantwich
  12. Bottomley, Peter, MP for Woolwich West
  13. Braine, Sir Bernard, MP for South East Essex
  14. Bright, Graham, MP for Luton East
  15. Brinton, Tim, MP for Gravesend
  16. Brittan, Leon, MP for Cleveland and Whitby
  17. Brotherton, Michael, MP for Louth
  18. Brown, Michael, MP for Brigg and Scunthorpe
  19. Browne, John, MP for Winchester
  20. Bruce-Gardyne, Jock, MP for Knutsford
  21. Buck, Antony, MP for Colchester
  22. Budgens, Nicholas, MP for Wolverhampton South West
  23. Bulmer, Esmond, MP for Kidderminster
  24. Burden, Sir Frederick, MP for Gillingham
  25. Cobb, Mrs Joan, Chairman, West Woolwich Conservative Association
  26. Eyres, Stephen, Director, FOREST [Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco]
  27. Garner, AS, Director of Organisation & Community Affairs
  28. Graham, Ted, Labour MP for Edmonton
  29. Howard-Smith, D, 'Our Country, Our Credit' Group
  30. Jellicoe, Earl, George, Chairman, Tate & Lyle
  31. Kellett-Bowman, Elaine, MP for Lancaster
  32. Lennox-Boyd, Mark, MP for Morcambe and Lonsdale
  33. McCluskey, Brian, Association for the Rights of Britons Abroad
  34. Mitchell, John, 'Our Country, Our Credit' Group
  35. O'Neill, WH (formerly, 1970-1975) Deputy Director, Christian Aid
  36. Ridley, MK, Duchy of Lancaster Office
  37. Skinner, Clive, Secretary, Conservative Anti Hunt Council (for the Prevention of Hunting with Hounds)
  38. Spicer, Michael, Conservative Party Vice-Chairman
  39. Stotter, Shirley, Deputy Central Office Agent, East Midlands Area

Subjects include:-

  1. The Government's record on new technologies
  2. The Telecommunications Bill and public call boxes
  3. Amendment to the Protection of Animals Act 1911
  4. Membership fees of Conservative associations
  5. Animal Welfare and the 1983 manifesto
  6. Criticism of grant made by Christian Aid to the Alinsky Community Training Project in Toxteth
  7. Complaint about East Midlands Area Office
  8. Boundary changes affecting MPs' jurisdictions in the Enfield area
  9. Finance policy and naval cuts
  10. Inclusion of Yardley in the list of critical marginal Conservative seats for the 1983 general election campaign
  11. Scheme for voluntary pay cuts in return for 'Post-Depression Credits'
  12. Enfranchisement of British citizens living in European Community Member States
  13. Use of graphical representations to show comparative international rates of inflation and unemployment, 1979-1982
  14. Failure of Winchester Constituency Chairman to be accepted onto the Candidates' List
  15. Cecil Parkinson's attendance at the Scunthorpe Conservative Association's annual dinner and dance
  16. Recommendation for appointment to the post of Land Agent for the Duchy of Lancaster
  17. Peckham and Bermondsey by-elections
  18. Claim of unfair dismissal by a local Conservative councillor/constituent of Graham Bright MP
  19. Complaint about satirical programme Something Else, broadcast on BBC 2 on 24/09/1982
  20. Sales of local council properties to fund capital projects
  21. Photography student's request for permission to photograph shipbuilding construction techniques at Ministry of Defence sites
  22. Rising crime rate and growth of vandalism
  23. Request for assistance with funding an Agent for Wolverhampton South West
  24. Constituents' request for Tom Benyon to be de-selected as MP for Abingdon
  25. The poor state of the US economy
  26. The peace settlement with Argentina following the Falklands Conflict
  27. The ban on FOREST and other pressure groups from hiring exhibition stands at the 1982 Conservative Party Conference
  28. Condition of Old Age Pensioners
  29. Closure of Devonport Dockyard
  30. The aims of Thatcherism
  31. Bias of BBC reporting during the Falklands Conflict
  32. Publication, The Democratic Right, Leatherhead
  33. Threat to resign the Whip by Tim Brinton MP if the Government's aims during the Falklands Conflict are watered down
  34. Potential donation of £10,000 to the Conservative Party from Peter Pritchard of Pritchard Cleaning Services
  35. Critical seats: pairing of seats, and the possibility of marginal seats being 'adopted' by safe seats
  36. Construction of fifth terminal at Heathrow Airport
  37. £5,000 donation to the Conservative Party from Tate & Lyle, and its support for Conservative Action for Electoral Reform [CAER] and electoral reform
  38. Party Political Broadcast featuring the Young Conservatives
  39. Congratulations on appointment
  40. Conservative Party support for parish councils


  1. Paper, 'Technology: The Government's Record', ND [c.Apr 1983], Kenneth Baker, Minister of State for Industry and Information Technology
  2. Briefing Note, 'The Telecomms Bill and the Rural Lobby', Kenneth Baker, Mar 1983
  3. Transcript of speech by Kenneth Baker to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Liverpool University, entitled 'Toward and Information Economy: The social and political consequences of the Information Revolution', 07/09/1982
  4. Transcript of speech by Jock Bruce-Gardyne, Economic Secretary to the Treasury to Knutsford CPC, 29/01/1982


  • Creation: 1981-1983


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CCO 20/5/58

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