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Sir David Pitblado, civil servant, died 9 July, aged 84. Principal Private Secretary to Clement Attlee while Prime Minister in 1951 and Anthony Eden in 1955, and Joint Principal Private Secretary, with Sir John Col- ville, to Sir Winston Churchill, 1951-55. Comptroller and Auditor-General 1971-76.

Professor Kenneth Haley, historian, died 2 July, aged 77. Author of The First Earl of Shaftesbury (1968), The Dutch in the 17th Century (1972) and Politics in the Reign of Charles II (1985).