RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 254, ff. 163-190
DescriptionPapers relating to the retrospective application of the Immigration Act 1971 to illegal immigrants otherwise immune from removal, and Lord Avebury's Immigration Act, 1971 (Amendment) Bill, including: letter from Janet Henderson to Hugh Whitworth enclosing notes on the Statement of Immigration Rules prepared by the Community and Race Relations Unit of the British Council of Churches, with reply (ff.163-168); letter from Hugh Whitworth to Hugh Hanning about a BCC press release on the subject (ff.169-170); copy of a letter to The Times from Oliver Tomkins, Bishop of Bristol, and others (f.171); letter from Hugh Whitworth to Stretton Reeve, Bishop of Lichfield, about Lord Avebury's Bill (f.172); correspondence between Hugh Whitworth and Janet Henderson about an approach to Archbishop Ramsey from the National Council for Civil Liberties about the repeal of the retrospective provisions of the 1971 Act (ff.173-175); correspondence between Hugh Whitworth, the Bishop of Bristol, Leslie Brown, Bishop of St. Edmundsbury, Mervyn Stockwood, Bishop of Southwark, and Stretton Reeve, Bishop of Lichfield, about speaking in Lord Avebury's debate (ff.176-179, 182); BCC resolution supporting Lord Avebury's Bill (ff.180-181); letter from the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women protesting about literature (enclosed) issued by the British Campaign to Stop Immigration, with reply from Hugh Whitworth (ff.183-185); letter from Watford Race Representative Organisation protesting about the retrospective clauses, with reply from Archbishop Ramsey (ff.187-188); presscutting about General Synod motion for a general amnesty to illegal immigrant and statement from a BCC-Church of England delegation to the Home Office (ff.186, 189-190).

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