Douglas Hurd, Lord Hurd of Westwell, is a Conservative politician.
Hurd served as Northern Ireland Secretary from 11 September 1984 to 3 September 1985. His period in office coincided with a decisive stage in negotiations leading up to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
As Foreign Secretary in 1994:
- Mr Hurd has two special advisers, Michael Maclay, 42, - an ex-diplomat - at the UN during the Falklands War for example - journalist, and just happens to have written - in 1992 - a Chatham House pamphlet with the title Multi Speed Europe? the Community Beyond Maastricht, and Maurice Fraser, a 34 year old former Conservative Central Office a key author of the European manifesto - along with Anthony Teasdale, the Tory MEPs' representative in London.
- British Invisibles - former chairman
- Lord Hurd of Westwell, www.parliament.uk, accessed 3 March 2011.
- David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan, 2000, p.41.
- W.D Flackes, & Sydney Elliott, Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-88, Blackstaff Press, 1989, p.153.
- The Independent (London)September 9, 1994, Friday Foreign affairs advisers remain decisive players; Donald Macintyre examines the role of a key group of civil servants BYLINE: DONALD MACINTYRE SECTION: HOME NEWS PAGE; Page 7