MC:P2/7/5C Correspondence on Dodds-Parker’s visit to China, 1972
MC:P2/7/5C/1 Jun 1972–Feb 1973
Folder of papers concerning a visit by Douglas and Aileen Dodds-Parker to Hong Kong and China, when Dodds-Parker was leading a Parliamentary Delegation there. Items include correspondence arranging the visit, briefing notes, a formal itinerary, letters from interest groups asking for help in lobbying the Chinese government and some ephemera collected on the journey. Correspondents include the Hong Kong Government Office in London, the British Ambassadors in Bangkok and Peking, Sir John Keswick, Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Charles Irving [61 items].
MC:P2/7/5C/2 Aug 1972–Aug 1973
Folder of correspondence relating to Dodds-Parker’s links with China and Hong Kong, in particular his leading a Parliamentary Delegation there in Sept 1972 (during which Dodds-Parker also visited Thailand and Kenya). Subjects include assisting firms based in Cheltenham and elsewhere in Britain to get access to Chinese trade, the encouragement of air links with China and sending medical teams there.
Correspondents include the British High Commissioner to Kenya, the Chinese Ambassador to London, the British Ambassador in Peking, the Governor of Hong Kong, Paul Bryan, Peter Rees, Alfred Hall-Davis, David Walder, William Deedes, Richard Wood, Anthony Royle and Charles Irving [109 items].
MC:P2/7/5C/3 Sep–Dec 1972
Papers and letters concerning a Parliamentary delegation to China, which was led by Dodds-Parker [39 items].
MC:P2/7/5C/4 3 Nov 1972
Photocopy of a letter to Dodds-Parker from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, about some books which Dodds-Parker had left for the Institute of Foreign Affairs during his visit to China.
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