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Lee Waters Papers

  • Fonds
  • 1995-2011

Papers, 1995-2021, mainly relating the 1997 and 2011 Welsh devolution referendum campaigns, the Senedd election 2021 in Llanelli and Ron Davies's career, 1997-2003. Also two files of Gareth Hughes papers, 1995-1998, relating to devolution.

Waters, Lee

Papurau Chwith Genedlaethol Plaid Cymru

  • GB 0210 CHTHGEN
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1990

Administrative papers of Plaid Cymru National Left/Chwith Genedlaethol including agendas, minutes, motions, correspondence, along with publications discussion papers.

Plaid Cymru. National Left

'Devolution and the Health Service in Wales',

The file contains a typescript copy of a research paper by Professor Charles Webster 'Devolution and the Health Service in Wales, 1919-1969', together with detailed comments by Lord Prys-Davies, and two covering letters, August 2000, from Dr Pamela Michael, University of Wales, Bangor, to Lord Cledwyn.

Webster, Charles, 1936-

Internal party reform

The file comprises material related to the structure, constitution and organisation of the Welsh Conservative Party and includes various memos and correspondence, copies of the Scottish Conservatives constitution, speeches given by David Melding on the party structure and position on the political spectrum in Wales, copies of various blog posts and material around the selection on women candidates. There is also a copy of the minutes of the 'Ymlaen' group held on the 9th of March, 2002.

Welsh Conservatives (Political party)

Roberts Review

The file comprises papers related to the review of the Welsh Conservatives and their position on devolution carried out by former Conservative M.P, for Conwy Wyn Roberts (Lord Roberts of Conwy). The report was not published but the file contains a clean copy and a copy with edits marked in pen. The file also includes correspondence regarding the report and the position of the Welsh Conservatives on a referendum on the devolution of legislative powers to the National Assembly for Wales.

Welsh Conservatives (Political party)


File comprises material related to the Welsh Conservatives response to calls for the devolution of legislative powers to the National Assembly for Wales and the review of the Barnett Formula for funding the Welsh Assembly Government. The file contains press releases, correspondence with Conservative Party figures, meeting notes and correspondence on the timing and political opportunities and threats in facilitating a referendum on lawmaking powers for the Assembly.

Welsh Conservatives (Political party)

Government of Wales Act (2006)

File comprises material related to the Government of Wales Act (2006) which established the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government as distinct bodies; provided for the National Assembly to pass legislation with agreement from the UK Parliament on a case-by-case basis called Assembly Measures, and allowed for a referendum on the transfer of law making powers to the National Assembly. It includes annotated draft copies of the bill along with amendments proposed both in the UK Parliament and the National Assembly, notes and correspondence.

Welsh Conservatives (Political party)

Archif Cymru Yfory

  • GB 0210 CYFORY
  • Fonds
  • 2007-2011

Papers of Cymru Yfory/Tomorrow's Wales, including correspondence, administrative papers, publications and copies of evidence submitted to the All Wales convention, copies of lectures, speeches and campaigning material.

Tomorrow’s Wales (Movement)

Political papers,

Political papers relating to the Labour Party, the European Economic Community, later the European Union, Welsh affairs, international development, war and peace, agriculture, democracy, devolution and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Devolution Campaign

Comprises material relating to the the campaign to ensure that devolution proposals for Wales were included in legislation and the financial affairs of the pro devolution campaign in Ceredigion.

Government of Wales

The file comprises miscellaneous printed items and press cuttings relating to devolution and the administration and government of Wales. They discuss the Labour Party's policy in relation to Wales, campaigns for the appointment of a Secretary of State for Wales, Welsh broadcasting etc.

Labour Party (Great Britain)

Welsh Grand Committee

The file consists of the Parliamentary Debates of sittings of the Welsh Grand Committee and other official publications, discussing education, rural development, roads and communications, agriculture, proposals for local government re-organisation, the Welsh economy and the Welsh Council.

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Welsh Grand Committee.


The file consists of a group of printed items, circular letters, parliamentary papers and reports, press cuttings and a few personal letters relating to aspects of Welsh devolution. Some of the papers relate to the proceedings of the Kilbrandon Commission.

Kilbrandon Commission

Welsh politics: general file

A file of papers, mainly printed and press cuttings, concerning aspects of the political life of Wales, notably the reform of Welsh local government and proposals for a Welsh Assembly.

Fourth Memorandum of the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire and the Reply of the Prime Minister

The file comprises a document published by the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire entitled "Fourth Memorandum (Government Administration in Wales) and the Reply of the Prime Minister" (Cmnd.631) relating to UK Government administration in Wales where the council calls for the appointment of a Secretary of State for Wales.

Great Britain. Council for Wales and Monmouthshire

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