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Correspondence, Dec 1985-Nov 1986

CCO 508/1/53

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

  1. CCO 508/1/53/1 - Group and policy-related correspondence, Dec 1985-May 1986;
  2. CCO 508/1/53/2 - Group and policy-related correspondence, Jun-Nov 1986;
  3. CCO 508/1/53/3 - Group and policy-related correspondence (incoming only), Jan-Aug 1986.

Correspondents include:

  1. Alam, Mansoor, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Pakistani Embassy in London [CCO 508/1/53/3];
  2. Andreotti, Giulio. Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  3. Bukman, Piet, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  4. Cavaco Silva, Anibal, Prime Minister of Portugal [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  5. Chirac, Jacques, Prime Minister of France [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  6. Delors, Jacques, President of the European Commission [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  7. Fitzgerald, Garret, Taoiseach of Ireland [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  8. Fitzgibbon, Louis, Hon. Secretary, British Horn of Africa Council [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  9. Gandhi, Rajiv, Prime Minister of India [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  10. Goldsmith, Beryl, former Chairman, Conservative Group for Europe (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  11. Guarderas, Hernan, Ecuardorian Ambassador to the European Communities [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  12. Hanson, Baron (James Hanson), Chairman, Hanson Trust PLC [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  13. Harland, Bryce, High Commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  14. Hassan, Sir Joshua, Chief Minister of Gibraltar [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  15. Hull, Robert, Chairman, British Conservative Association in Belgium [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  16. Kaloterakis, Stelios, President, Panhellenic Evangelical Alliance [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  17. Kohl, Helmut, Chancellor of West Germany [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  18. Lees, Robin, Chief Executive, British Hotels, Restaurants and Caterers' Association [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  19. Lyng, Richard, United States Secretary for Agriculture (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  20. Masud, Mahdi, Pakistani Ambassador to the European Communities [CCO 508/1/53/3];
  21. Mitsotakis, Constantin, President, New Democracy Party of Greece (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  22. Paton, A. Frank, President, International Farm Management Association [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  23. Ramphal, Shridath, Commonwealth Secretary-General [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  24. Salt, Hedley, Chairman, Coalfield Communities Campaign [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  25. Saouma, Edward, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  26. Schl├╝ter, Poul, Prime Minister of Denmark [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  27. Shin, Chung Sup, South Korean Ambassador to the European Communities [CCO 508/1/53/3];
  28. Simpson, Bryan, Chief Executive, Tobacco Advisory Council [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  29. Silva-Concha, Mario, Chilean Ambassador to the United Kingdom [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  30. Swan, William, Chairman, Rural Forum Scotland [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  31. Thatcher, Margaret, Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  32. Trant, Gerald, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Council [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  33. Wittenberg, Lindsay, Chairman, Groupe des 35 [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  34. Young, Stuart, Chairman, British Broadcasting Corporation (outgoing only) [CCO 508/1/53/1].

Subjects include:

  1. Agricultural policy;
  2. Duty Free shops, controversy over;
  3. Engagements;
  4. International Aid and Development;
  5. Lobbying by industry and pressure groups;
  6. Stanley Adams whistleblowing case;
  7. World Food Summit, proposal by Sir Henry Plumb.


  1. Press cuttings of news articles featuring Sir Henry Plumb, taken from Dutch newspapers De Stem, 21 Dec 1985, and Der Gelderlander, 23 Dec 1985 [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  2. Sir Henry Plumb, message to the Witney constituency, 2 Apr 1986 [CCO 508/1/53/1];
  3. Sir Henry Plumb, text of letter sent to world leaders and international officials proposing a World Food Summit, 17 Jul 1986, with responses [CCO 508/1/53/2];
  4. Copy of Tate & Lyle Trade Union submission to Michael Jopling, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, presented at a meeting with union representatives held 25 Nov 1985 [CCO 508/1/53/3].


  • Creation: Dec 1985-Nov 1986


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Includes correspondence in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Additionally includes press cuttings in Dutch.


CCO 508/1/53

Repository Details

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