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Reference FCO 82/483
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Sir Peter Ramsbotham, UK Ambassador Designate to USA: briefing on taking up post (1974)
Description Includes excepts from an address by Her Majesty's Ambassador for Great Britain, the Hon. Sir Peter Ramsbotham to the Pilgrims in New York in which he speaks on Anglo/American and transatlantic relations and US/Soviet Union relations, detente, the Atlantic Alliance, NATO, the Middle East war, Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR). Ramsbotham also met with David Rockefeller of Chase Manhattan and Walter Wriston of First National City Bank in which they discussed the UK economy and measures to combat inflation, the Government's intentions on nationalising sectors of industry particularly North Sea Oil, general relief at the relatively limited defence cuts included in the budget and hope that the UK could avoid cuts in its contribution to NATO and discussion of the recycling of Arab oil funds. Ramsbotham's call on Secretary Shultz in which they discussed inflation and mandatory wage/price controls. Full draft of Ramsbotham's speech to the National Press Club in which he talks on the balance of payments and domestic inflation.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries Soviet Union, United States, United Kingdom
Places Australia; Britain; Eastern Europe; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Greece; Haiti; India; Iran; Middle East; Russia; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America
People Brimelow, Thomas; Callaghan, James; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Freeman, John; Howe, Geoffrey; Kissinger, Henry; Maitland, Donald; Queen, HRH Elizabeth II; Rampton, Sir Jack; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al; Wiggin, Charles D
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Balance of Payments; Bank of England; British Embassy; British-American Parliamentary Group; Burden sharing; Coal; Common Market; Concorde; Congress; Crime; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Draft; East-West relations; Economy; Energy; European Economic Community; European integration; Exports; foreign policy; Health; Inflation; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Payments; Price controls; Race; Shipping; Taxation; Taxes; The Nine; Trade; Trade policy; Treasury; United Nations; Vice President; Western European Union; White House; withdrawal; Year of Europe
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