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Powell - PM, 1979-10 - 1986-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/95

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between JEP and Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister on subjects including: negotiations between Britain and Ireland on Northern Ireland; proportional representation in the European elections in Northern Ireland; the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Other correspondents include: Michael Alison, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Thatcher (5); James Molyneaux, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, on negotiations between Britain and Ireland, the European Parliament elections in Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Assembly (5); Ian Gow [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Thatcher] on subjects including his relations with JEP and questions by JEP in Parliament (33); John Wakeham, Government Chief Whip; Timothy Flesher, Private Secretary to Thatcher; Leon Brittan, Home Secretary; Clifford Boulton, Clerk of the House of Commons; James Prior, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (3); Kenneth Bradshaw, Clerk Assistant of the House of Commons.

Also includes: press cuttings; statement on the second meeting of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Council (1984); summary of an interview between JEP and Thatcher on Ulster [Northern Ireland] (July 1984); paper by JEP on keeping Ulster as an integral part of the United Kingdom; extracts from Hansard; extract from a speech by James Prior on the economy, security and political development of Northern Ireland; minutes of a meeting of the Northern Ireland Committee (Feb 1982) on the proposed Assembly; statements by James Prior on the hunger strike by prisoners in the Maze Prison [Lisburn, County Down] (1981), with statement by the prisoners; text of speech by Thatcher on her visit to Northern Ireland (March 1981); statements on talks between Thatcher and Charles Haughey and Garret FitzGerald, Taoiseachs of Ireland (1980 and 1983); statement on meeting between British and Irish Ministers on security and the political situation (1979); copy of a speech by JEP to the South Down Unionist Association on the change in policy towards Northern Ireland (1979).


  • Creation: 1979-10 - 1986-10

Conditions Governing Access

File 1 closed for review.


3 file(s)

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Related Materials

See also POLL 9, on Ulster.

Finding aid date

2002-07-02 09:34:11+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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