Ref NoWEA/PP/E/61
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleMr Speaker's Engagements, Week commencing 17 Dec 1984
Name of creatorWeatherill, Bruce Bernard (1920-2007) Baron Weatherill, Speaker of the House of Commons
DateOctober 1984-December 1984
Extent1 folder
DescriptionDiary, 17 December-23 December 1984. File contents, October-December 1984. Also includes many Christmas cards and messages from family, friends and colleagues; detailed briefs for the Speaker's dinner for the Parliamentary delegation from the USSR, led by Gorbachev, 18 December; letter from Ray Powell, Labour MP, praising Weatherill's handling of debates during the Miners Strike. This is annotated by Weatherill "to be buried with me", 20 December; letter from Tony Barrett in the Public Bill Office about the proposal to give the chairmanship of Standing Committee G on the Local Government Bill to Ted Leadbitter, MP, 14 December.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/PP E61 : 0535186
SubjectGeetings cards
Parliamentary debates
PhysicalDescription1 file (83 docs)
Related PersonBarrett, Anthony A., (fl 1984), Principal Clerk of the House of Commons Standing Committees
Powell, Raymond, (1928-2001), Labour MP for Ogmore (1979-2001),
Leadbitter, Edward, (1919-1996), Labour MP for Hartlepool (1964-1992)
Gorbachev, Mikhail, (1931-1999), Soviet statesman, President of Supreme Soviet of USSR (1988-1991)
Related OrganisationHouse of Lords
House of Commons
Related PlaceSoviet Union
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU (
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