File P1/2 - Letters to Eirene White

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Letters to Eirene White


  • 1966-1969 (Creation)

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1 file (6 cm.)

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The new National Assembly for Wales building design competition was first announced in the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC) on 13 June 1998 to be organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The deadline given was 10 July 1998 and fifty five architects responded. Lord Callaghan's fellow judges were lay members Elinor Bennett, Angela Gidden, Mike Reilly and Professor Robin Williams, together with two practising architects Robin Nicholson and Ian Ritchie. On 3 and 4 August eleven people were interviewed. Lord Callaghan announced a short list of six architects on 7 August. The six shortlisted practices gave a presentation of their work at the Park Thistle Hotel, Cardiff, on 15 October. The winner was announced by Lord Callaghan as The Richard Rogers Partnership. This Partnership was also responsible for designing the Millennium Dome at Greenwich.

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The file comprises letters relating mainly to her political career and public service, notably the general election of 1966 and her work as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, 1966-1967, Minister of State at the Welsh Office, 1967-1970, and Chairman of the Labour Party, 1968-1969. Many of the letters concern various aspects of Welsh affairs, and the rich array of committees, societies and organisations with which Eirene White was associated. A few of the letters relate to the publication of Dr Thomas Jones's diaries. The correspondents include James Callaghan, 1966, Dame Margaret Cole, undated, Richard Crossman, 1967, Dr Huw T. Edwards (2), 1968-1969, Roy Jenkins, 1969, J. Emrys Jones, 1969, Keith Middlemas (2), 1967-1968, Gordon Parry, 1969, and Harold Wilson (5), 1968-1969.

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Preferred citation: P1/2

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