Special Collections & Archives


Weatherill Papers: parliamentary papers 2

Files on particular issues, drafts of speeches and newspaper clippings, articles featuring Weatherill in his various positions of office. See also parliamentary papers 1.

Engagement Files 1983-1992

Accession code: WEA/PP E

The Engagement Files consist of diary sheets and correspondence files. The diary sheets list the engagements, official and semi- of Weatherill as Speaker of the House of Commons (1983-1992). The lists include meetings at Westminster with his staff, with Members of Parliament, with individuals and groups from his constituency, Croydon North East, and with the media and with foreign dignitaries on official and state visits to London. The diary also includes his lunchtime, evening and weekend engagements in London and elsewhere, with notes on the attendance of Mrs Speaker, travel arrangements and dress. In addition to the timings for Weatherill sitting in the Speaker's Chair, parliamentary business is indicated by annotations in Weatherill's hand, of the bills, expected divisions and topics for question time. The correspondence files to which the diary sheets are attached contain programmes, menus, invitations, guest lists, briefing notes and correspondence about the engagements for the week. Included, for the period of parliamentary sessions, are daily diary sheets for Weatherill's engagements together with a copy of the Conservative Party Whip and notices for the week. As with the diary sheets, papers are frequently annotated by Weatherill and others. Material included also reflects Weatherill's private, personal and business interests.

314 files of typescript and handwritten material, with annotations in felt-tip and biro. The diary sheets are stapled to the front cover and contents held in place with a treasury tag.


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