MC:P2/7/2MS Papers related to Foreign Affairs
MC:P2/7/2MS/1 Jan 1967–Jan 1968
Folder of papers relating to various Commonwealth and NATO Affairs (linked to Dodds-Parker’s duties on the Conservative Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee). Subjects include a Statement on Interdependence from the Declaration of Atlantic Unity (to be sent to Edward Heath), a Press Conference on Malta, a meeting of the Anglo-Arab Association (concerning the 1967 Arab-Israeli War) and affairs in Aden (in which Dodds-Parker’s godson was involved). Correspondents include Walden Moore (Director of the Declaration of Atlantic Unity), and George Brown [17 items].
MC:P2/7/2MS/2 Apr–Jul 1967
Folder of papers concerning Dodds-Parker’s visit to the Cayman Islands as an observer at the Caribbean Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Papers include copies of Tradewinds and the Caymanian, which report the conference, a photograph of those attending the conference, lists of delegates and part of Dodds-Parker’s itinerary, [9 items].
MC:P2/7/2MS/3 May 1967
Report on the 5th Caribbean Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, held in the Cayman Islands, which Dodds-Parker attended for the UK.
MC:P2/7/2MS/4 Jul 1967–Nov 1969
Folder of papers concerning Dodds-Parker and NATO and the UN. Subjects include Dodds-Parker’s visit to the Council of Europe in Jul 1967, contribution to a pamphlet on the future of NATO (published in Oct 1968), a copy of Report on the tactical use of nuclear weapons submitted to the Assembly of the Western European Union in May 1968, for which Dodds-Parker was Rapporteur, Dodds-Parker’s concerns over underfunding in the Foreign Affairs section of the Conservative Reseach Department and Dodds-Parker’s visit to the UN as an observer for the British Government in Nov 1969. Correspondents include William Whitelaw, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Gilbert Lord Monckton, Julian Critchley, Sir Geoffrey de Freitas, Anthony Barber, Hugh Seton-Watson, Lord Caradon and Edward Heath [76 items].
Several drafts for the pamphlet, by Dodds-Parker and others, are also included.
MC:P2/7/2MS/5 21–22 Mar 1969
Arrangements for a visit to the Bahamas by a delegation including Douglas and Aileen Dodds-Parker.
MC:P2/7/2MS/6 May–Nov 1969
Folder of papers concerning discussions (in which Dodds-Parker was involved) on the future of British associated states and dependencies. Subjects include Dodds-Parker’s own interest in the Turks and Caicos Islands and Gibraltar [11 items].
MC:P2/7/2MS/7 Jan–Aug 1970
Folder of papers concerning a policy group on South Africa within the Conservative Party, of which Dodds-Parker was Chairman. The South Africa Group was created to prepare a report on the Conservative’s policy towards South Africa, should it win the 1970 Election (as it did). Correspondents include Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Patrick Wall, John Biggs-Davison, Albert Costain, Lord Selkirk, Richard Hornby, and Sir John Foster [61 items].
MC:P2/7/2MS/8 Feb 1972
Folder inscribed “Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Committee”, concerning Dodds-Parker’s work with the Conservative Parliamentary Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Committee, including lists of members, and letters [23 items].
MC:P2/7/2MS/9 Jul 1973
Two briefing memos from the Conservative and Unionist Central Office for Dodds-Parker.
MC:P2/7/2MS/10 Dec 1964–Feb 1965
Text of a lecture, titled “A Conservative View of the Commonwealth”, delivered by Dodds-Parker at the Imperial Defence College, with a letter inviting him to give the talk. [Found in Consultation of Co-operation in the Commonwealth (HMSO, 1962)]
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