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Correspondence, Apr-Dec 1979

CCO 508/1/4-5

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  1. CCO 508/1/4 - Correspondence, Apr-Aug 1979;
  2. CCO 508/1/5 - Correspondence, Sep-Dec 1979.

Correspondents include:

  1. Atkins, Humphrey, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [CCO 508/1/4];
  2. Beazley, Peter, MEP for Bedfordshire [CCO 508/1/5];
  3. Bethell of Romford, 4th Baron (Nicholas Bethell), MEP for London North West and member of the House of Lords;
  4. Catherwood, Sir Frederick, MEP for Cambridgeshire;
  5. Corrie, John, MP for Bute and Northern Ayreshire [CCO 508/1/4];
  6. Douro, Marquess of (Charles Wellesley, later 9th Duke of Wellington), MEP for Surrey [CCO 508/1/5];
  7. Elles, Baroness (Diana Elles), MEP for Thames Valley and member of the House of Lords;
  8. Ewing, Winifred, Scottish National Party MEP for Highlands and Islands [CCO 508/1/4];
  9. Forth, Eric, MEP for Birmingham North [CCO 508/1/4];
  10. Jackson, Christopher, MEP for Kent East;
  11. Jackson, Robert, MEP for Upper Thames [CCO 508/1/5];
  12. Johnson, Stanley, MEP for Wight and Hampshire East [CCO 508/1/4];
  13. Jopling, Michael, Government Chief Whip [CCO 508/1/5];
  14. Moorhouse, James, MEP for London South [CCO 508/1/5];
  15. Moreland, Robert, MEP for Staffordshire;
  16. Nicolson, David, MEP for London Central [CCO 508/1/4];
  17. Normanton, Tom, MP for Cheadle and MEP for Cheshire East;
  18. O'Hagan, 4th Baron (Charles Strachey), MEP for Devon [CCO 508/1/5];
  19. Paisley, Iain, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, MP for North Antrim and MEP for Northern Ireland [CCO 508/1/4];
  20. Pearce, Andrew, MEP for Cheshire West [CCO 508/1/5];
  21. Prag, Derek, MEP for Hertfordshire;
  22. Price, Peter, MEP for Lancashire West;
  23. Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon, MP for Kensington and MEP for London South East [CCO 508/1/5];
  24. Spencer, Tom, MEP for Derbyshire [CCO 508/1/5];
  25. Spicer, Jim, MP for Dorset West and MEP for Wessex [CCO 508/1/5];
  26. Stewart-Clark, Sir Jack (John), MEP for Sussex East [CCO 508/1/4];
  27. St Oswald, 4th Baron (Rowland Winn), former MEP and member of the House of Lords;
  28. Taylor, John D., Ulster Unionist MEP for Northern Ireland;
  29. Taylor, John M., MEP for Midlands East [CCO 508/1/5].

Subjects include:

  1. Committees of the European Parliament, appointments to and business of;
  2. European Democratic Group political strategy;
  3. European Democratic Group Secretariat, review of;
  4. Expenses and salaries of MEPs;
  5. Organisation and financing of Conservative Party operations at Euro-constituency level;
  6. Reports and memoranda produced by Conservative MEPs;
  7. Ulster Unionist Party participation in the European Democratic Group.


  1. Telex message from Sir James Scott-Hopkins to Margaret Thatcher, informing the Prime Minister of the decision to re-establish the European Conservative Group as the European Democratic Group, [Jul?] 1979 [CCO 508/1/4];
  2. Tom Spencer, text of speech delivered on the subject of 'The Effects of Political Change on Employment Law' to the Association of Retail Distributors, 25 Oct 1979 [CCO 508/1/5];
  3. Lord Bethell and Robert Battersby, report on the visit of EDG Representatives to Athens, 31 Oct to 2 Nov 1979, dated 22 Nov 1979 [CCO 508/1/5];
  4. Copies of correspondence between Sir Joshua Hassan, Chief Minister of Gibraltar, and Simone Veil, President of the European Parliament, Oct-Dec 1979 [CCO 508/1/5].


  • Creation: Apr-Dec 1979


1 box (2 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


CCO 508/1/4-5


Arranged in reverse chronological order.

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