Ref NoWEA/PP/H/102
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleHansard's Parliamentary Debates for the House of Commons with annotations and additions, 27 January 1987
Date22 January 1987 - 12 February 1987
Extent26 docs
DescriptionParliamentary Debates (Hansard) House of Commons. 6th series, Vol 109 No 39. Tuesday, 27 January 1987. London, HMSO. Contains many annotations and markings of passages in the debate concerning a High Court injunction and the Speaker's ruling on banning the screening of a BBC film within the Houses of Parliament on Zircon spy satellite affair and the decision to refer the matter of the relationship of the Courts to the Government to the Committee of Privileges. Weatherill makes the comment that this was 'a remarkable and memorable debate in which Tony Benn managed to change the course of the decision' and he also draws attention to the speech of Enoch Powell. Also includes a letter of congratulation to Tony Benn on his speech, notes on the court injunctions and freedom of speech, newspaper reports on the Zircon affair, further extracts from Hansard and a copy of the evidence submitted to the Committee of Privilges.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/PP/H102/0561698
SubjectParliamentary debates
Related PersonBenn, Anthony, (1925-2014), formerly Viscount Stansgate, Labour MP for Chestfield, (1984-2001)
Powell, Enoch, (1912-1998), Ulster Unionist MP for South Down (1974-1987)
Related OrganisationBBC
Parliamentary Committee of Privileges
CategoryPrinted publications
Press cuttings
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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