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Devolution

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

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1992 Scottish Labour Party conference, 1991-08 - 1992-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 12/2/6
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1991-08 - 1992-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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BBC Radio 4, Dimbleby: interview with NK, 1992-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/195
Scope and Contents

Subjects include devolution for Wales.

Dates: 1992-08
Conditions Governing Access: Barely audible for the first 9 minutes and the second half of the interview, while the interviewer remains difficult to hear throughout. Access copy available.
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Briefing articles and reports relating to devolution, May 1975-September 1977, 1975-05 - 1977-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/91
Scope and Contents Includes briefing note for MT on devolution from David Dear (Deputy Director, Conservative Research Department), May 1975; copy minutes of the Devolution Policy Group, November 1975; and public opinion survey on attitudes to devolution in Scotland and Wales by Opinion Research Centre, November 1976, with summary by CRD, December 1976. Also includes copy of a publication by Ian Lang & Barry Henderson, "The Scottish Conservatives- a past and a future" (Conservative Political...
Dates: 1975-05 - 1977-09
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Briefing articles and reports relating to devolution, October 1973-January 1976, 1973-10 - 1976-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/90
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1973-10 - 1976-01
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Copy minutes, agenda and circulated papers of meetings of the Leader’s Consultative Committee [Shadow Cabinet], July-August 1975, 1975-07 - 1975-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/157
Scope and Contents 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 CRD's Economics Section (post 9 July 1975); and George Younger MP Also includes final or interim reports of the following Policy Groups: Agriculture Policy Committee, the Arts, Policy Committee on Bill of Rights, Study Group on Devolution, Economic Reconstruction Group, Education Policy Groups, Energy Policy,...
Dates: 1975-07 - 1975-08
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Copy minutes, agenda and circulated papers of meetings of the Leader’s Consultative Committee [Shadow Cabinet], September 1975-June 1976, 1975-09 - 1976-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/158
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1975-09 - 1976-06
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Correspondence with individuals and organisations, surnames "SMI"-"SWA", 1979, 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/2/2/24
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1979
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in April 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Correspondence with the Prime Minister (Harold Wilson MP and, from April 1976, his successor James Callaghan MP), 1975-04 - 1978-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/205
Scope and Contents a. Devolution (includes minutes of meeting on devolution between James Callaghan MP, MT, Michael Foot MP and Francis Pym MP, 7 March 1977) [OPEN] b. Security Commission, October 1975- August 1977 [OPEN] c. Political activities of civil servants, April 1975-December 1977 (includes report of the Committee under [Sir Arthur Armitage] and correspondence with Quintin Hogg (Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone) [OPEN] d. Standing order 9, May-June 1976 (includes details of Conservative...
Dates: 1975-04 - 1978-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Majority of files open, see individual catalogue entries for details of any closures
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Devolution, 1976-03 - 1976-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOAM 1/21
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on Scottish devolution, including: copy of the report by the Scottish Council (Development and Industry) on the Government White Paper on devolution; copies of correspondence between Sir William Lithgow [Chairman of Lithgows Limited and member of the Scottish Council (Development and Industry)] and George Thomson, Commissioner of the EEC, on protection for the Scottish fishing industry; talks by [George] Gordon Jackson [secretary of the Mallaig Harbour Authority] on...
Dates: 1976-03 - 1976-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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General papers and correspondence relating to devolution, November 1975-March 1977, 1975-11 - 1977-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/88
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1975-11 - 1977-03
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in January 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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General papers and correspondence relating to devolution, October 1977-March 1978, 1977-10 - 1978-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/89
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1977-10 - 1978-03
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in January 2009 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Leader’s Steering Committee, minutes and copies of papers circulated, April 1975-March 1979, 1975-04 - 1979-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/245
Scope and Contents Includes MT's handwritten annotations Also includes correspondence with Christopher Patten (Director General, Conservative Research Department), 1975-78, including note for MT on "Supply days", 11 June 1975; Lord (Peter) Thorneycroft, May 1976; and Sir Keith Joseph MP, November 1976; letter from Sir Geoffrey Howe MP to Sir Keith Joseph MP, October 1976; papers relating to "Stepping Stones and Conservative Party strategy", December 1977-February 1978; and paper...
Dates: 1975-04 - 1979-03
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Manchester Evening News, 1991-07-09, 1991-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/172
Scope and Contents The majority of side 1 consists of an interview with NK for the Manchester Evening News on subjects including: Manchester's bid for the Olympic Games; the rail link between the city and Manchester Airport; the Government's economic policies and Labour's spending and tax plans; regional development and devolution; Labour's relations with the trades unions; Labour's policy on Europe, particularly federalism and economic and monetary union; the Citizen's Charter; inner city deprivation and...
Dates: 1991-07-09; 1991-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Papers relating to a speech given by MT to Glasgow Conservatives, City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, 19 January 1979 (3), 1978 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 5/1/2/246
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1978 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in April 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to devolution and the statement given by MT in the House of Commons on devolution, 13 January 1976 (1), 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 5/1/2/50
Scope and Contents Includes MT’s handwritten and annotated draft versions Includes covering note from Airey Neave MP and speech contributions from John Biggs-Davison MP NB: This file is unique in this series, for while it is not unusual to find stray papers relating to other issues with which MT was dealing at the time mixed in with speech material this is the only example of a speech preparation file subsequently used as an office/subject file. Presumably this was because Devolution, the Bill having...
Dates: 1976
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in April 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to devolution and the statement given by MT in the House of Commons on devolution, 13 January 1976 (2), 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 5/1/2/51
Scope and Contents Includes letters from Humphrey Atkins MP to MT on the timing and structure of the debate, December 1975; and from Quintin Hogg (Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone) to Airey Neave with Hailsham’s notes on a draft speech, January 1976 Includes report of the Study Group on Devolution headed by Alick Buchanan-Smith MP and Malcolm Rifkind MP, and copies of press releases by "Malcolm" [Rifkind] 23 November 1975, and statement by Michael Ancram, 24 November 1975 Also includes agenda...
Dates: 1976
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in April 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to devolution and the statement given by MT in the House of Commons on devolution, 13 January 1976 (3), 1976 - 1977

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 5/1/2/52
Scope and Contents General Papers relating to the Scotland and Wales Bill in Committee stage (published November 1976) including the Conservative motion to reject the second Reading, 24 November 1976; Also includes estimated Commons voting figures for a Guillotine motion, February 1977; and paper on "Devolution: why Edward Heath is wrong" by Eldon Griffiths MP; and statement to the House by Michael Foot MP on the timetable for the Bill, 24 February 1977 For the text of the speech see Oxford...
Dates: 1976 - 1977
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in April 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to devolution, correspondence with MPs (and some peers), "A"-"K", October 1975-April 1977, 1975-10 - 1977-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/86
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with Julian Amery MP, Michael Ancram MP, Betty Harvie-Anderson MP, Baroness (Elaine) Burton, 1st Lord (David) Eccles, Nicholas Edwards MP (includes MT’s handwritten letter to Edwards of "Tuesday" [2 May 1978]), Russell Fairgrieve MP, Thomas Galbraith MP, Ian Gilmour MP, Hamish Gray MP, Eldon Griffiths MP, Jo Grimond MP, Sir Geoffrey Howe MP, Anthony Kershaw MP, Robert Alexander Lindsay (Earl of Crawford and Balcarres), Walter Francis John Montagu Douglas...
Dates: 1975-10 - 1977-04
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in January 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to devolution, correspondence with MPs (and some peers), "L"-"Z", October 1975-April 1977, 1975-10 - 1977-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/87
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1975-10 - 1977-04
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in January 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to the Devolution Bill, November-December 1976, 1976-11 - 1976-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/85
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1976-11 - 1976-12
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to Wales, March 1977 & February 1979, 1977-03 - 1979-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/274
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1977-03 - 1979-02
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Political and other papers: devolution, 1972-05 - 1978-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/7
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1972-05 - 1978-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Radio Scotland, Good Morning Scotland: interview with NK, 1992-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/189
Scope and Contents

Interview with NK on subjects including: a Scottish Parliament; devolution; a possible coalition with the Liberals; electoral reform.

Dates: 1992-02-27
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Regional government, 1987-05 - 1992-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 14/1/4
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1987-05 - 1992-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Scotland: devolution statements, 1989-12 - 1990-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 12/2/5
Scope and Contents Includes: annotated copy of the report by the Scottish Constitutional Convention, "Towards Scotland’s Parliament"; text of NK’s speech and other papers from the Scottish Labour Party Conference, 1990; note of a meeting with Donald Dewar [Scottish affairs spokesman] and Murray Elder [General Secretary, Scottish Labour Party] on the Scottish Constitutional Convention (duplicate in 12/2/4); paper on an alternative form of local taxation in place of the Poll Tax; minutes of a meeting of the...
Dates: 1989-12 - 1990-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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