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Correspondence, Sep 1984-Mar 1985

CCO 508/1/51

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Comprises correspondence of Sir Henry Plumb MEP, arranged as follows:

  1. CCO 508/1/51/1 - Group and policy-related correspondence, Sep-Oct 1984;
  2. CCO 508/1/51/2 - Group and policy-related correspondence, Oct 1984-May 1985;
  3. CCO 508/1/51/3 - Group and policy-related correspondence (incoming only), Sep 1984-May 1985.

Correspondents include:

  1. Barry, Peter, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs [CCO 508/1/51/3];
  2. Bereuter, Doug, Member of the United States House of Representatives [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  3. Carrington, 6th Baron (Peter Carington), Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), and former Foreign Secretary [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  4. Chirac, Jacques, Mayor of Paris (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  5. Cleminson, Sir James, President, Confederation of British Industry [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  6. Davis, Stanley Clinton (later Stanley Clinton-Davis), Labour Party politician and member of the European Commission [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  7. Delors, Jacques, French Minister for the Economy and incoming President, the European Commission (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  8. Fraga, Manuel, Leader, Alianza Popular Party of Spain (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  9. Fretwell, Sir John, British Ambassador to France [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  10. Goldsmith, Beryl, Chairman, Conservative Group for Europe [CCO 508/1/51/1; CCO 508/1/51/3];
  11. Gordon Lennox, Lord Nicholas, British Ambassador to Spain [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  12. Gummer, John Selwyn, Chairman of the Conservative Party and Paymaster-General (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  13. Gumrukcuoglu, Rahmi, Turkish Ambassador to the United Kingdom (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  14. Herrera, Hermes, Cuban Ambassador to the United Kingdom [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  15. Hibbert, Sir Reginald, Director, The Ditchley Foundation [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  16. Johnston, William, Chairman of the British Agricultural Export Council [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  17. Jopling, Michael, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  18. Lawson, Nigel, Chancellor of the Exchequer (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/51/1];
  19. Milne, Alasdair, Director-General, British Broadcasting Corporation [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  20. Orrego Vicuña, Francisco, Chilean Ambassador to the United Kingdom [CCO 508/1/51/1-2];
  21. Pujol, Jordi, President of the Government of Catalonia [CCO 508/1/51/3];
  22. Ranken, Michael, Director, British Maritime League [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  23. Tomlins, Major Robert, General Secretary, Royal British Legion [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  24. Trimble, David, Ulster Unionist politician [CCO 508/1/51/3];
  25. Wormwell, Peter, Editor, The Farmer's Handbook [CCO 508/1/51/2].

Subjects include:

  1. Agricultural policy;
  2. Conservative Party attitudes to Europe;
  3. Engagements and speaking invitations;
  4. European Democratic Group study days;
  5. European Elections 1984, reflections on outcome;
  6. Letters by Sir Henry Plumb for publication in newspapers;
  7. Lobbying by industry and pressure groups;
  8. Miners' Wives Back To Work Campaign;
  9. Press coverage, misleading and inaccurate reporting on the work of the European Parliament.


  1. Sir Henry Plumb, foreword written for The Farmer's Handbook, Dec 1984 [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  2. British Agricultural Export Council, papers for Annual General Meeting held 6 Dec 1984 [CCO 508/1/51/2];
  3. Sir Henry Plumb, message sent to the South African Mission to the European Communities in protest at the Langa Massacre, with response from the Ambassador, Mar 1985 [CCO 508/1/51/2].


  • Creation: Sep 1984-Mar 1985


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Includes correspondence in Italian.


CCO 508/1/51

Repository Details

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