Ref NoWEA/PP/H/41
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleHansard's Parliamentary Debates for the House of Commons with annotations and additions, 10 November 1983
Date10 October 1983 - 21 November 1983
Extent26 docs
DescriptionParliamentary Debates (Hansard) House of Commons. 6th series, Vol 48 No 46. Thursday, 10 November 1983. London, HMSO. Weatherill notes the debate on the calling of members, which took place as a result of an article in the Times written by Russell Johnston, who questioned his judgement in not calling a member of both the Liberal and SDP Parties in all debates. Also included is his correspondence with Russell Johnstone and David Steel highlighting their various positions and a transcriipt of an interview with Sir Robin Day on the World at One. However Weatherill, despite this work behind the scenes, resists making a public statement definding his action. The debate shows the anxiety of the Liberal and Social Democrats to be treated as two seperate parties.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/PP/H42/0561637
SubjectParliamentary debates
Members of Parliament
Political parties
Related PersonSteel, David, Baron Steel of Aikwood, (1938-), Liberal MP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (1983-1997, Leader of Liberal Party (1976-1988)
Johnston, Russell, Baron Russell-Johnston, (1932-2008), Liberal MP for Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber (1983-1997), Leader of the Scottish Liberal Party (1974-1988)
Day, Robin, Sir, (1923-2000), journalist and broadcaster
Related OrganisationLiberal Party
Social Democratic Party
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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