Fonds GB 0210 RONIES - Ron Davies Papers,

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Ron Davies Papers,


  • 1979-1997 / (Creation)

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1.16 cubic metres (83 boxes)

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Hanes bywgraffyddol

Ron (Ronald) Davies (born 1946) was MP and AM for Caerphilly. He was born in Machen, Monmouthshire, and attended Bassaleg Grammar School, Portsmouth Polytechnic and University College of Wales, Cardiff. He worked as a school teacher and tutor, 1968-1974, and was a further education adviser for Mid-Glamorgan local education authority, 1974-1983. He was a councillor on Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council and Rhymney Valley District Council, 1969-1983, before being elected Labour MP for Caerphilly in 1983. He was opposition whip, 1985-1987, opposition spokesman on agriculture and rural affairs, 1987-1992, and food, 1989-1992, and chief opposition spokesman on agriculture, 1992, and Wales, 1992-1997. Following Labour's General Election victory in 1997 he became Secretary of State for Wales and oversaw the setting up of the National Assembly for Wales. He resigned from the government in 1998 and stepped down as MP in 2001. He was Assembly Member for Caerphilly, 1999-2003. He has been married twice and has two daughters.

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Donated by Ron Davies, MP, in five groups, 1994-2000.

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Constituency correspondence and papers of Ron Davies, 1979-1997, comprising general correspondence on constituency and national affairs, 1983-1997; general constituency papers, 1983-1995; constituents' papers, 1984-1997; subject files from his constituency office and his London office, 1984-1998, including agriculture, the National Health Service and the Welsh language; and papers relating to various pressure groups, 1979-1983.

Gwerthuso, dinistrio ac amserlennu

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are possible.

System o drefniant

The original arrangement of the papers has been preserved, grouped by donation. The 1994 group is arranged alphabetically by subject or correspondent (nos 1-6) and chronologically (7-17). The 1995 group is arranged into pressure groups (Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and Scientists Against Nuclear Armaments (SANA)), and constituency correspondence and papers. The 1997 group is arranged into general correspondence, subject files (London office), subject files (constituency office), and constituents' papers.

Ardal amodau mynediad a defnydd

Amodau rheoli mynediad

Constituency case papers, namely files 83-88, are under embargo for 50 years from the closing date of each file (Freedom of Information Act 2000, Exemption s.40). Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Amodau rheoli atgynhyrchu

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Iaith y deunydd

Sgript o ddeunydd

Nodiadau iaith a sgript

English, Welsh.

Cyflwr ac anghenion technegol

Cymhorthion chwilio

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in NLW, Minor lists and summaries, 1995, pp. 28-29, 1996, p. 19, and 1998, pp. 18-20. The lists are available online. The 1999 and 2000 groups remain uncatalogued.

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Unedau o ddisgrifiad cysylltiedig

Further papers are National Library of Wales, Caerphilly Labour Party Records; Glamorgan Record Office, D/D MP 3.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Dynodwr sefydliad

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dyddiadau creadigaeth adolygiad dilead

December 2003


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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor lists and summaries, 1995, 1996, 1998; Debrett's people of today (2003) (consulted online at, viewed 8 December 2003; Jones, Beti, Etholiadau'r ganrif, 1885-1997/Welsh elections, 1885-1997 (Tal-y-bont, Ceredigion: Y Lolfa, 1999).

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