Found in 106 Collections and/or Records:
Scripts for BBC Radio Wales, annotated by NK for recording.
News programme, including a nine minute report on the closure of Oakdale colliery, Wales (this comes ten minutes into the recording). Includes inteviews with Peter Heathfield, General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Kim Howells, MP for Pontypridd, on private buyers, and Peter Walker, Secretary of State for Wales.
Interviews with Welsh MPs, including NK on his view of Westminster [London], his memory of his maiden speech and the difficulties of family life as an MP. Other speakers include Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Geraint Howells, John Stradling Thomas and Michael Foot.
National Union of Mineworkers research paper by Kim Howells [NUM research officer, South Wales Area] on the current situation, likely short-term developments and a list of priorities for future security of supplies and employment.
General papers and correspondence from NK's local constituency party, and correspondence with individual constituents. NK became MP for the constituency of Bedwellty, Monmouthshire [Wales] in 1970, then when the constituency was abolished in 1983 became MP for the new seat of Islwyn, Gwent (including the towns of Blackwood, Risca, Oakdale, Pontllanfraith, and Newbridge) until he retired from Parliament in 1995.
Includes: campaign plans, particularly on general campaign strategy and organisation; schedules; lists of target seats; papers from various campaign committees and groups; papers on NK's national election tour, with regional constituency briefs; communications strategy; press information; polling data and reports; post-election reports.
Subjects include European regional assistance for South Wales (lot of external noise on recording).
Programme and briefings for NK’s visit to Newport Department of Health and Social Security office, Gwent [Wales], particularly on the Social Fund and on a petition from local ambulance staff against the closure of their station.
Annotated copies of speeches by NK, mostly relating to transport policy and trans-European network issues. Other subjects include: Aneurin Bevan and health policy; Wales’s place in Europe.
Speeches mostly relating to reform of the Commission. Also includes script for a programme on Welsh football [see also KNNK 17/72].
Includes: recordings of television interviews with NK and other members of the Shadow Cabinet; recordings of news bulletins featuring NK and Labour; recordings of speeches from Conference; party political broadcasts and election broadcasts; political documentaries; recordings of Prime Minister’s Questions, from the House of Commons.
Correspondence and arrangements for opening Pen-y-Fan caravan park, Gwent, a pensioners’ rally in Llandrindod Wells, opening an office for a firm of solicitors at Bargoed, various fetes and interviews and a dinner in honour of Lord Callaghan.
Questions answered by NK on subjects including: housing; the trades union ban in GCHQ; the timing of the Party Conference; funding for Wales; share ownership; the role of the unions in the Labour Party; financial support for students; pension policy; strengthening the shipping industry; the accountability of the security services; relations with Europe; the need for proportional representation.
Questions answered by NK on subjects including: Welsh nationalism; a national minimum wage; the electricity industry; nuclear disarmament.
The interview at Gwynedd Hospital (and also at a station where the recording is partially drowned out by platform announcements) is on subjects including local housing and health funding issues, including an arson campaign in north Wales, and the ban on trades unions at GCHQ.
Includes: recordings from radio interviews with NK and other members of the Shadow Cabinet; recordings from press conferences and Labour Party events, particularly election rallies and Party Conferences; recordings taken from newspaper interviews; recordings of various speeches by NK.
Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": miscellaneous notes, correspondence on the content and production of the book, and other material., 1938 - 1956
Subjects include Margaret Thatcher’s record on job creation in South Wales, the general state of the economy and Labour’s support (lot of external road noise on the recording).
Includes correspondence, press cuttings etc on the growth of nursing homes in the area and cuts in National Health Service provision in Gwent [Wales].
Papers and correspondence on the Coalfield Communities Campaign (including a press copy of Kim Howell’s report at 15/2/38 and the Coal Industry Bill, 1985), the social costs of the decline in coal, the proposed closure of St John’s colliery, Maesteg, Glamorgan [Wales] and NK’s visit there (May 85).
Press interviews in Wales on NK's response to the speech by Nigel Lawson, Chancellor of the Exchequer, at the Conservative Party Conference on the previous day, on the state of the economy and also the exchange rate mechanism, and also the decision by Michael Foot to step down at the next General Election. Also includes an episode of BBC Radio 4's Any Questions from 14 October.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.