Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Briefings and press-cuttings, particularly on constitutional and devolution issues and the forthcoming General Election. Includes a copy of Labour’s manifesto for Scotland and a copy of a speech by John Smith, Treasury and economic affairs spokesman, calling for a Scottish Parliament.
Subjects include devolution for Wales.
Includes correspondence with Humphrey Atkins MP, Professor Daniel O'Connell and Lord (Peter) Thorneycroft
Also includes copy of a Leader's Consultative Committee [Shadow Cabinet] paper by Mr [William] Whitelaw MP, "Devolution Study Group", 4 November 1975, heavily annotated by MT; and notes by "HEA" [Humphrey Atkins MP] of a meeting between MT and the Executive of the 1922 Committee to discuss devolution, 11 November 1975
Copy minutes, agenda and circulated papers of meetings of the Leader’s Consultative Committee [Shadow Cabinet], July-August 1975, 1975-07 - 1975-08
Copy minutes, agenda and circulated papers of meetings of the Leader’s Consultative Committee [Shadow Cabinet], September 1975-June 1976, 1975-09 - 1976-06
Includes some handwritten annotations by MT
Also includes copies of some of the papers for meetings, circulated by the Conservative Research Department, including: papers by 6th Lord (Peter) Carrington, Scottish Devolution Policy Group, chaired by Malcolm Rifkind MP, Sir Geoffrey Howe MP, Sally Oppenheim MP, Patrick Jenkin MP Terence Higgins MP, Airey Neave MP, Ian Gilmour MP, Lord (Peter) Thorneycroft, Douglas Hurd MP, Reginald Maudling MP and Michael Heseltine MP
Includes correspondence with: Sir John Smyth; Nicholas Soames (consists of Soames’ letter to MT relating to Scottish devolution, with a copy of her reply, March 1979); Axel Springer; Sir Iain M Stewart; Sir Michael Stewart; Jackie Stewart (consists of Stewart’s letter to MT on the importance of car drivers wearing seat belts, with a copy of her reply, January 1979; Anthony Stodart; Christopher Story; and Sir Henry Studholme
Correspondence with the Prime Minister (Harold Wilson MP and, from April 1976, his successor James Callaghan MP), 1975-04 - 1978-05
General papers and correspondence relating to devolution, November 1975-March 1977, 1975-11 - 1977-03
Includes correspondence with Alex Fletcher MP, Professor Gerald Fowler MP, James Goold (including copy of MT’s detailed handwritten reply to him of 5 January 1977), Quintin Hogg (Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone), Nevil Johnson, Anthony Stodart MP and Professor David Yardley
General papers and correspondence relating to devolution, October 1977-March 1978, 1977-10 - 1978-03
Includes correspondence with Lord (John) Boyd-Carpenter (includes copy of MT’s handwritten letter to Boyd-Carpenter about the Scotland and Wales Bill, 27 November 1977), James Goold and Edward ("Teddy") Taylor MP
Also includes copy of a public opinion survey in Scotland, prepared by Opinion Research Centre, May 1978
Leader’s Steering Committee, minutes and copies of papers circulated, April 1975-March 1979, 1975-04 - 1979-03
Papers relating to a speech given by MT to Glasgow Conservatives, City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, 19 January 1979 (3), 1978 - 1979
Mainly printed papers, including "Scotland Act 1978, a guide for the 1979 referendum campaign" (December 1978); and Francis Pym MP/Leon Brittan MP, "The Conservative Party and devolution, four viable options" (December 1978)
For the text of the speech see Oxford University Press CD Rom edition of MT’s complete public statements CD Ref: 79/015
Papers relating to devolution and the statement given by MT in the House of Commons on devolution, 13 January 1976 (1), 1976
Papers relating to devolution and the statement given by MT in the House of Commons on devolution, 13 January 1976 (2), 1976
Papers relating to devolution and the statement given by MT in the House of Commons on devolution, 13 January 1976 (3), 1976 - 1977
Papers relating to devolution, correspondence with MPs (and some peers), "A"-"K", October 1975-April 1977, 1975-10 - 1977-04
Papers relating to devolution, correspondence with MPs (and some peers), "L"-"Z", October 1975-April 1977, 1975-10 - 1977-04
Includes correspondence with David Lane MP, Nigel Lawson MP, Lord (Charles) Lyell, Maurice Macmillan MP, Sir Anthony Meyer MP, John Nott MP, Ian Percival MP, David Price MP, Francis Pym MP, Malcolm Rifkind MP, Wyn Roberts MP, William ("Bill") Shelton MP, Iain Sproat MP, Anthony Stodart MP, Edward ("Teddy"”) Taylor, Jeremy Thorpe MP and William Whitelaw MP
Includes handwritten notes by MT; and copies of MT's signed public statements on Conservative Scottish policy, 6 December 1976, and announcing the resignation of Alick Buchanan-Smith MP as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, 8 December 1976
Also includes briefing notes on the Bill, including a paper by [Professor] D. P. [Daniel] O'Connell; and summary of earlier devolution proposals, 1973-76
Includes copy of a press cutting of a public opinion poll in Wales which appeared in "Western Mail", forwarded to MT, March 1977; and note for MT from Adam Butler MP on the Welsh devolution referendum campaign, February 1979
Papers of the Union Flag Group, on organising opposition to the Scotland and Wales Bill. Includes correspondence with George Gardiner, secretary to the group and [Margaret] Betty Harvie Anderson [later Baroness Skrimshire of Quarter] and extracts from speeches by Francis Pym, devolution spokesman.
Interview with NK on subjects including: a Scottish Parliament; devolution; a possible coalition with the Liberals; electoral reform.
Papers on regional policy, including: submissions to the Policy Review and discussion papers from the northern region on the case for regional government; papers from a conference on regional government, Newcastle, Feb 1990; drafts of papers by Richard Caborn on regional policy proposals.