Higgins, Terence (3 of 12).  The History of Parliament Oral History Project

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  • Recording date

    2012-04-27, 2013-07-16, 2013-07-18, 2013-07-23

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    Interviewee’s home, London and House of Lords, London

  • Interviewees

    Higgins, Terence, 1928- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Warren, Jemima, 1982- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3: Talks about Chairmanship of the Liaison Committee and concern to develop the committee system. [00:00:42] Mentions membership of the Procedure Committee with Enoch Powell. [00:01:09] Talks about inquiries of the Treasury Select Committee. [00:01:47] Talks about the Exchange Rate Mechanism [ERM]. [00:02:17] Mentions support for entry into the ERM. [00:02:50] Recalls telephone call from John Major asking for LH's support for Britain's entry. [00:03:45] Mentions benefits to Britain once it joined the ERM. [00:04:55] Talks about the government's attempts to avert leaving the ERM. [00:06:18] Describes rushing from TV studio to TV studio explaining government's action. [00:08:04] Explains that looking back Britain was right to join and to leave the ERM.

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    Life story interview with Lord Terence Higgins (1928-), former Conservative Member of Parliament.

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