MC:P2/11/2MS Papers on the Channel Tunnel
Dodds-Parker took an interest in the Channel Tunnel during his second term in Parliament, even chairing a Parliamentary Channel Tunnel Group in the 1970s, a time which saw an abortive attempt to construct a Tunnel. Other papers on the Channel Tunnel may be found at MC:P2/7/4C/15, MC:P2/8/1MS/15, MC:P2/9/1C/15 and MC:P2/9/1C/22.
Brochure on the Channel Tunnel, published by the Channel Tunnel Study Group.
MC:P2/11/2MS/2 Feb 1967
Aide-memoire for the Members of the Channel Tunnel Parliamentary Committee.
Copy of Eurotunnel, issue 17.
MC:P2/11/2MS/4 Jan 1971 & May–Oct 1973
Folder of letters and papers concerning proposals for a Channel Tunnel. Documents include records of questions asked in Parliament, briefings for Dodds-Parker and two discussion papers from the Department of the Environment. Correspondents include Commander Christopher Powell (Administrative Secretary of the Group) [26 items].
MC:P2/11/2MS/5 Jan 1971–May 1974
Folder of correspondence and related papers concerning Dodds-Parker’s work on a planned Channel Tunnel. Subjects include briefings for Dodds-Parker for interviews, appeals to ministers and dealings with special interest groups. Correspondents include Geoffrey Rippon, Leo d’Erlanger, John Peyton, Anthony Royle, and Patrick McNair Wilson [98 items].
MC:P2/11/2MS/6 Feb–May 1972
Envelope of papers on plans for a Channel Tunnel, including minutes of the Channel Tunnel Parliamentary Group, plans of proposed railway routes to it from London and artist’s impressions of railway carriages for transporting cars [18 items].
MC:P2/11/2MS/7 2 May & 13 Nov 1973
Copies of Hansard Vol. 342 no. 75 and Vol. 346 no. 7 reporting debates in the House of Lords on the Channel Tunnel.
MC:P2/11/2MS/8 May 1979, Jan 1980 & Mar 1986
3 letters by Dodds-Parker on the Channel Tunnel.
MC:P2/11/2MS/9 May 1994
Papers on the Inauguration of the Channel Tunnel, attended by Douglas and Aileen Dodds-Parker. Papers include invitations, programmes of events, and menus.
Box containing medallion struck to commemorate the official opening of the Channel Tunnel.
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