MC:P2/7/3MS Notes on joining the EEC
MC:P2/7/3MS/1 Jan 1967–Jul 1969
Folder of papers concerning possible organisations which Britain might create or improve on instead of the EEC, such as the Commonwealth or a North Atlantic Free Trade Alliance (NAFTA). Dodds-Parker was involved in these discussions as chairman of the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs committee. Correspondents include Reginald Maudling, Richard Wood, John E. Harvey and Sir Alec Douglas-Home [32 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/2 Oct 1970
Paper, Themes for Europe, with two Appendices, by Michael Niblock of the Conservative Research Department.
MC:P2/7/3MS/3 Nov 1970–Feb 1971
Information sheets 1–3 and 5–19 issued by the Conservative Research Department, concerning Britain and the EEC.
MC:P2/7/3MS/4 Nov 1970
Bundle of papers consisting of discussion documents relating to Britain joining the EEC [8 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/5 Jun–Aug 1971
Folder containing papers on preliminary discussions on the Council of Europe, and on joining the EEC, Jun–Aug 1971 [18 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/6 Jul–Dec 1971
Folder containing letters and papers on contact with the enlarged EEC. Correspondents include Sir Tufton Beamish, Edward Heath and Geoffrey Rippon [15 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/7 Aug–Oct 1971
Folder containing notes and memoranda by Dodds-Parker on the effects of joining the EEC [6 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/8 Aug 1971–Jul 1972
Folder containing papers concerning joining the EEC, in particular concerning membership of the European Parliament and a survey of the language interests of MPs and Lords. Correspondents include Francis Pym [17 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/9 Oct 1971–Feb 1972
Folder containing a letter from Dodds-Parker to The Times on the EEC, and two memoranda on how the UK should work with the EEC from the Conservative Research Department.
MC:P2/7/3MS/10 Nov 1971–Dec 1972
Folder of papers, concerning the Conservative Party’s mostly from Conservative Central Office re the EEC, including minutes of its Europe Committee, related correspondence and Memoranda on the selection of British representatives at the European Parliament. Correspondents include Reginald Maudling [40 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/11 Nov 1971–Jun 1972
Folder of papers concerning the UK’s joining the EEC, including a list of Conservative MPs in the 1970–1974 with details of the countries and languages in which they are interested; papers on compensation for new MEPs; Dodds-Parker’s attempts to find accommodation in Brussels; arrangements for translators. Correspondents include Geoffrey Rippon [23 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/12 Dec 1971–Aug 1972
Folder containing minutes and reports, with related papers, of an All-Party Study Group in European Institutions, in which Dodds-Parker was involved [25 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/13 Dec 1971–Jun 1972
Folder containing agendas and minutes of the Conservative Parliamentary Agriculture Committee, many of which concern the effects of the UK’s joining the EEC [13 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/14 2 Feb 1972
Briefing material from the Conservative Research Department for the debate on the second reading of the European Communities Bill.
MC:P2/7/3MS/15 Jun 1972 & Nov 1973
Report on a European TV Channel, and a press-cutting and letter about Dodds-Parker’s support for this.
MC:P2/7/3MS/16 Jul–Oct 1972
Folder titled “Political Affairs Committee”, containing papers relating general questions raised by the UK’s joining the EEC [20 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/17 Aug 1972–Jan 1973
Folder of papers concerning the Ad Hoc Conservative Parliamentary Committee, set up to make preparations for the UK joining the EEC. Dodds-Parker was the Chairman of this Committee, and subjects and papers include lists of chairmen of Committees in the House of Commons, the Western European Union, the Council of Europe and the North Atlantic Assembly and briefings for MPs on joining the EEC. Correspondents include Geoffrey Rippon, Charles Morrison, Francis Pym, and Sir Alec Douglas-Home [65 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/18 Oct 1972
Folder containing papers concerning a liaison meeting between members of the Conservative Party and the West German Christian Democratic Union, attended by Dodds-Parker [6 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/19 Dec 1972–Jan 1973
Bundle of papers labelled “EEC Briefing”, which concern briefings and meetings on the EEC, including background notes on EEC issues circulated by the Conservative Research Department. Correspondents include Margaret Thatcher [24 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/20 Mar–Apr 1973
Folder inscribed “Ad Hoc Committee”, including papers on the membership of committees in the European Parliament for British MEPs [7 items].
MC:P2/7/3MS/21 Aug–Oct 1973
Folder containing papers concerning future relations between the EEC and India, including details of a questions on the matter asked by Dodds-Parker in the European Parliament [40 items].
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