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Area Correspondence: Scotland, Sep 1985-May 1987

CCO 20/11/96

Correspondents include:-

  1. Ancram, Michael, Scottish Office
  2. Balfour, Robert, Secretary, West of Scotland Area Council, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Association
  3. Campbell, Ian T, Conservative Board of Finance Scotland
  4. Carlaw, Jackson, National Chairman, Scottish Young Conservatives
  5. Darwall, Rupert, Conservative Research Department
  6. Davison, PS, Dunfermline East Conservative Association
  7. Dobbs, Michael, Chief of Staff, Conservative Central Office
  8. Fol, Mrs JC, Chairman, Greenock and Port Glasgow Conservative Association
  9. Garner, Sir Anthony, Director of Organisation, Conservative Central Office
  10. Goold, Sir James, Chairman, Scottish Conservative Party
  11. Gallie, Phil, Dunfermline West Conservative Association
  12. Goodwin, Matthew, Hon. Treasurer, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Association
  13. Harper, Ross, Chairman, Scottish Society of Conservative Lawyers
  14. Harris, Robin, Director, Conservative Research Department
  15. Henderson, Bill, Director, Scottish Conservative Party
  16. Heseltine, Michael, Defence Secretary
  17. Jopling, Michael, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  18. Lawson, Iain, Chairman, Campaign for Communication of Conservative Policies
  19. McCrone, Iain, President, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Association
  20. Rifkind, Malcolm, Scottish Office
  21. Sinnott, David, Chairman, Conservative Trade Unionists Scotland
  22. Tebbit, Norman, Party Chairman
  23. Thornton, Alexander M, Hon. Secretary, Monklands West Conservative and Unionist Association
  24. Whittingdale, John, Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

Subjects include:-

  1. Proposed closures of British Steel Corporation mills at Ravenscraig and Gartcosh, Aug 1985
  2. Poor relations between Conservative Central Office and the Scottish Conservative Party and Scottish Central Office, Sep 1985
  3. Threat of en-masse resignation of the officers of the South Cunningham Conservative Association over the closure of the Gartcosh steelworks, Oct 1985
  4. Problems facing small pharmacies in Scotland, Oct 1985
  5. Implications for Dunfermline West of bringing the Royal Dockyards under commercial management, Oct 1985
  6. Unemployment problems on Clydeside, Nov 1985
  7. Threat of Iain Lawson, formerly Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Dumbarton, to stand as an Independent Candidate against the Conservatives over the closure of the Gartcosh steel mill, Nov 1985
  8. Guinness and Argyll Group's takeover bids for Distillers, Dec 1985-Mar 1986
  9. Use of local authority funds for party political purposes, Feb 1986; Apr 1987
  10. The state of the Scottish Young Conservatives, Mar 1986
  11. Possible privatisation of Forestry Commission real estate, Apr 1986
  12. Compatibility of membership of the IBA [Independent Broadcasting Authority] and holding political office, Jul-Dec 1986
  13. Dropping of 'Unionist' from the Conservative Party's official title, Oct-Nov 1986
  14. Rating reform in Scotland, Dec 1986
  15. Resignation from the Conservative Party of Dr Peter Davison, May 1987


  1. Report, 'The Case for Ravenscraig – A submission to all Scottish Conservative Members of Parliament', CTU Scotland, 20/06/1985
  2. Report, 'Ravenscraig and Gartcosh Integrated Steelworks', Second Briefing, CTU Scotland, 16/08/1985


  • Creation: Sep 1985-May 1987


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CCO 20/11/96

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