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Decentralization in government -- Wales
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Devolution

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

Devolution

Sub fond contains documents related to the campaigns for devolution to Wales and the debate around the location for the Assembly.

Campaigns for devoluton

Files contains papers from the Parliament for Wales Campaign and the Cardiff Says Yes Campaign relating to the campaign for devolution and the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales.

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

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)

Scripts for the radio programme 'in Britain Now'

File comprises scripts fr Patrick Hanna's contributions to a BBC Radio 4 programme entitled 'In Britain Now', where journalists from the 'regions' of the UK spoke on various topics . The topics covered by Patrick Hannan from Wales included devolution, Gwynfor Evans, the coal industry, miners' strikes, the clean up after coal, Plaid Cymru, Wales as a nation, the European Economic Community (EEC) and industrial illnesses notably pneumoconiosis. The file also contains typed transcripts of the programme which include contributions from correspondents in other parts of the UK.

Transcripts of interviews with Labour Party figures

File comprises typed notes from interviews with key Labour Party figures including Alun Michael, Huw Roberts (Special Advisor to Ron Davies), Rhodri Morgan and Peter Hain, discussing devolution and the Labour party in the late 1990s and the issues surrounding the resignation of Ron Davies as Secretary of State for Wales and the appointment of Alun Michael as his replacement and his election as Labour's leader in the National Assembly for Wales.

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)

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)

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

Devolution

The group comprises Communist policy documents on devolution, 1936-1994, papers relating to the Welsh language and culture, 1949-1968, Scotland, 1967-1992, devolution referenda, 1979 and 1997, Campaign for a Welsh Assembly papers, 1987-1993, and Parliament for Wales campaign papers, 1992-1998.

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