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Correspondence, May 1978-Mar 1981

CCO 508/15/17

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Comprises correspondence of Peter Minoprio, as follows:

  1. CCO 508/15/17/1 - Correspondence with MEPs, Mar 1979-Aug 1980;
  2. CCO 508/15/17/2 - Correspondence with MEPs, Sep 1980-Feb 1981;
  3. CCO 508/15/17/3 - Correspondence with the Secretary-General of the European Parliament, Hans-Joachim Optiz, Jul 1979-Mar 1981;
  4. CCO 508/15/17/4 - Correspondence with Quaestors, May 1978-[Jan 1980];
  5. CCO 508/15/17/5 - Separated correspondence relating to staffing matters, Sep-Oct 1980.

Correspondents include:

  1. Bessborough, 10th Earl of (Frederick Ponsonby), Conservative Peer and former MEP;
  2. Bethell of Romford, 4th Baron (Nicholas Bethell), MEP for London North West and member of the House of Lords;
  3. de Courcy Ling, John, MEP for Midlands Central;
  4. de Ferranti, Basil, MEP for Hampshire West;
  5. Douro, Marquess of (Charles Wellesley, later 9th Duke of Wellington), MEP for Surrey;
  6. Elles, Baroness (Diana Elles), MEP for Thames Valley and member of the House of Lords (outgoing only);
  7. Forth, Eric, MEP for Birmingham North;
  8. Hopper, William, MEP for Greater Manchester West;
  9. Newton Dunn, William, MEP for Lincolnshire;
  10. Normanton, Tom, MP for Cheadle and MEP for Cheshire East;
  11. Optiz, Hans-Joachim, Secretary-General of the European Parliament;
  12. Pearce, Andrew, MEP for Cheshire West;
  13. Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon, MEP for London South East and MP for Kensington;
  14. Rippon, Geoffrey, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman, European Conservative Group;
  15. Roberts, Shelagh, MEP for London South West;
  16. Scott-Hopkins, James, MEP for Hereford and Worcester and Chairman, European Democratic Group;
  17. Seligman, Madron, MEP for West Sussex (outgoing only);
  18. Spicer, Jim, MP for Dorset West and MEP for Wessex;
  19. Stewart-Clark, Sir Jack, MEP for East Sussex;
  20. Taylor, John David, Ulster Unionist candidate at the 1979 European Elections, and subsequently MEP for Northern Ireland;

Subjects include:

  1. Conferences;
  2. European Parliament, committee appointments;
  3. European Parliament, procedures;
  4. Northern Ireland.


  1. Paper by Alasdair Hutton, 'Regional Policy: Some personal observations', 17 Jun 1980;
  2. Report by Ben Patterson, 'Luster Report: What Happened?', 1 Jun 1980.


  • Creation: May 1978-Mar 1981


1 box (5 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Includes papers in French.

Conditions Governing Access

Some material (CCO 508/15/17/5) is closed.


CCO 508/15/17


  1. CCO 508/15/17/1-2 - files arranged in chronological order;
  2. CCO 508/15/17/3-5 - files arranged in reverse chronological order.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom