Ref NoWEA/PP/V/1
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleVideo of 'The State of Democracy', the Hansard Society Lecture, 19 November 1984
Date19 November 1984
Extent1 videocassette ( VHS, 60 min.)
DescriptionThis video is a recording of the 40th anniversary lecture of the Hansard Society held in the Banqueting House in Whitehall. Weatherill, as President of the Society, chaired the session in which four past prime ministers addressed the audience. The speakers were Lord Home, Lord Wilson, Edward Heath and Jim Callaghan who all pay tribute to the accuracy and usefullness of Hansard. Heath and Callaghan also make observations on the contemporary nature and pressures on democratic government.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/PP/V1/0561757

Related PersonDouglas-Home, Alexander, Baron Home of the Hirsel, (1903-1995), Prime Minister (1963-1964)
Wilson, Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (1916-1995), Prime Minister (1964-1970, 1974-1976)
Heath, Edward, Sir, (1916-2005), Prime Minister (1970-1974)
Callaghan, James, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, (1912-2005), Prime Minister (1976-1979)
Related OrganisationChannel 4
Related PlaceWhitehall, City of Westminster, London
Associated OrganisationHansard Society
CategoryMoving image recordings
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. On site access at the University of Kent only. Access to audio-visual recordings is through digital listening/viewing copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified
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