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Correspondence, Jul 1979-Mar 1981

CCO 508/1/48

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  1. CCO 508/1/48/1 - Correspondence of Sir James Scott-Hopkins MEP with the President of the European Parliament, Jul 1979-Feb 1981. [File additionally includes correspondence of EDG Secretary-General Peter Minoprio and members of the EDG Bureau with the President of the European Parliament];
  2. CCO 508/1/48/2 - Correspondence of Sir James Scott-Hopkins MEP with individual MEPs, Jul 1979-Jul 1980;
  3. CCO 508/1/48/3 - Correspondence of Sir James Scott-Hopkins MEP with individual MEPs, Jul 1980-Mar 1981.

Correspondents include:

  1. Bethell of Romford, 4th Baron (Nicholas Bethell), MEP for London North West and member of the House of Lords;
  2. Catherwood, Sir Frederick, MEP for Cambridgeshire [CCO 508/1/48/2];
  3. Colombo, Emilio, President of the European Parliament (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/48/1];
  4. Curry, David, MEP for Essex North East [CCO 508/1/48/2];
  5. de Ferranti, Basil, MEP for Hampshire West [CCO 508/1/48/1];
  6. Kirk, Kent, Danish MEP and EDG member (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/48/2];
  7. Hopper, William, MEP for Greater Manchester West [CCO 508/1/48/3];
  8. Hord, Brian, MEP for London West [CCO 508/1/48/3];
  9. Moreland, Robert, MEP for Staffordshire [CCO 508/1/48/2];
  10. Pearce, Andrew, MEP for Cheshire West [CCO 508/1/48/2];
  11. Prag, Derek, MEP for Hertfordshire [CCO 508/1/48/3];
  12. Spicer, Jim, MP for Dorset West and MEP for Wessex [CCO 508/1/48/1; CCO 508/1/48/3];
  13. Stewart-Clark, Sir Jack (John), MEP for Sussex East [CCO 508/1/48/2];
  14. Turner, Amédée, MEP for Suffolk [CCO 508/1/48/1];
  15. Veil, Simone, President of the European Parliament [CCO 508/1/48/1];
  16. Warner, Sir Fred, MEP for Somerset [CCO 508/1/48/2-3].

Subjects include:

  1. Attitude of the government to the EEC;
  2. Engagements and event invitations;
  3. European Armaments Conference, Oct 1979;
  4. European Democratic Group, formation of;
  5. European Parliament committee appointments;
  6. European Parliament procedural issues;
  7. Reports and memoranda compiled by Conservative MEPs.


  1. Edward Kellett-Bowman, 'An Honours System for the European Community', paper prepared for discussion at the Group meeting of 8-10 Jan 1980 [CCO 508/1/48/2];
  2. Copies of correspondence between Conservative MEPs and the editors of the Daily Express, objecting to adverse coverage of the European Parliament, Jun 1980 [CCO 508/1/48/2];
  3. Peter Beazley, text of speech with title 'Political Trends and Multinational Corporations in E.E.C.', delivered in London, Sep 1980 [CCO 508/1/48/3].


  • Creation: Jul 1979-Mar 1981


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Includes correspondence in French.


CCO 508/1/48

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom