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The Papers of Enoch Powell

Title General papers and correspondence
Reference POLL 9/1
Covering Dates 1969–1997
Extent and Medium 10 boxes
Content and context

Includes: letters received by JEP from the general public on the subject of Northern Ireland, particularly on the Anglo-Irish Agreement, IRA terrorism, equal citizenship rights for Northern Ireland, and representation at Westminster; papers and correspondence with ministers and members of the Ulster Unionist Party on legislation and political events in Northern Ireland; copies of JEP's broadcasts and speeches on Ulster.

Churchill/POLL 9/1 contains:
1 Ireland: general correspondence. Correspondence with the general public on the subject of Northern Ireland, with correspondents including 5th Lord Hylton [earlier Raymond Jolliffe] (3). Also includes: memorandum by Lord Hylton on improving Direct Rule in Northern Ireland; a copy of a letter from Nicholas Scott, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, to a constituent on the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
2 files.
Oct 1985-Mar 1986
2 Ireland: general correspondence. Correspondence with the general public on the subject of Northern Ireland, with correspondents including: Sir John Biggs-Davison, passing on a letter from a constituent; Patrick Cormack, Chairman of the House magazine; Michael Trend, Editor of the House magazine, on an article by JEP (3); Timothy Flesher, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. Also includes: essay on the Anglo-Irish Agreement; issue of the Patriot; issue of the House magazine, with articles on Northern Ireland by Thomas King, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Peter Archer, Labour Spokesman on Northern Ireland, Stephen Ross, Liberal Spokesman on Northern Ireland, James Kilfedder, Speaker, Northern Ireland Assembly, JEP, Roy Mason, Lord Fitt, John McAllister, Chief Executive, Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, Sir John Swinson, Chairman, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, and Nicholas Scott, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; policy paper from the Scottish Monday Club on the Anglo-Irish Agreement; copies of correspondence between Nicholas Scott and Marion Roe on behalf of a constituent, on the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
3 files.
Nov 1985-Jun 1986
3 Ireland: general correspondence. Correspondence with the general public on the subject of Northern Ireland, with correspondents including: Peter Clarke; Andrew Alexander; Sir Philip Goodhart, on possible integration of the Northern Ireland Civil Service into the British Civil Service. Also includes: paper on the Unionist view of the Anglo-Irish Agreement; paper on a proposed new electoral system for Northern Ireland.
2 files.
Jul 1986-Dec 1986
4 Ireland: general correspondence. Correspondence with the general public on the subject of Northern Ireland, with correspondents including George Young. Also includes: paper on Ulster Protestants and national identity; papers on the Labour campaign for lesbian and gay rights in Northern Ireland; statistics from the House of Commons Library on Government spending for Northern Ireland; Northern Consensus Group pamphlet on the political situation in Northern Ireland; copy of a letter from James Kincade, Chairman and National Governor, Broadcasting Council for Northern Ireland, on BBC reporting in Northern Ireland; issue of the Campaign for Equal Citizenship journal.
2 files.
Dec 1986-Nov 1987
5 Ireland: general correspondence. Correspondence with the general public on the subject of Northern Ireland, with correspondents including: Francis Bennion, on Northern Ireland's constitutional position (2); Peter Clarke, on supporting a Conservative candidate for North Down (2); Arthur Green [former Under-Secretary, Department of Education for Northern Ireland]; Professor Thomas Wilson on his book ['Ulster, Conflict and Consent'] and containing terrorism (3). Also includes: copy of a speech by JEP on the Anglo-Irish Agreement; article by Arthur Green for the Irish Review on Unionist horizons; essay the policy of Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, on Northern Ireland.
1 file.
Oct 1987-Dec 1989
6 Ireland: general correspondence. Correspondence with the general public on the subject of Northern Ireland.
1 file.
Jan 1990-Dec 1991
7 Ireland: general correspondence. Correspondence with the general public on the subject of Northern Ireland, with correspondents including: Alistair Cooke; Sir Philip Goodhart on calling a referendum on the future of Northern Ireland (2); [Frederick] Michael Torrens-Spence [former Lord Lieutenant of County Armagh]; Professor Thomas Wilson. Also includes: copy of a lecture by Charles Moore for the Friends of the Union, on Peter Utley [T E Utley] and Ulster; various papers and essays on the political options for Northern Ireland; copy of a letter from Edward McGrady on the Draft Housing (Northern Ireland) Order; copy of Professor Thomas Wilson's review of the autobiography of Garrett FitzGerald [former Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland)] with a response from FitzGerald.
2 files.
Jan 1992-Nov 1997
8 UUU (United Ulster Unionist) Policy. Papers and correspondence on Ulster Unionist policy, with correspondents including: Airey Neave [Conservative spokesman on Northern Ireland] to Henry West [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party] on the Conservative policy for devolved government; James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party, House of Commons] on subjects including media representation of the party in Westminster, and (annotated by JEP), a letter to James Kilfedder on removing him as MP for North Down (6); copy of a letter from [Leonard] James Callaghan [Foreign Secretary] to Molyneaux on direct elections to the European Assembly; [William] David Trimble (2); Henry West on JEP's speeches and the work of the Northern Ireland Convention (3); 11th Lord Monson on the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) (Amendment) Bill; copy of a letter from Alexander Fletcher to Molyneaux on Ulster Unionist opposition to the Government. Also includes: minutes of the Executive Committee, Ulster Unionist Council; press releases; copy of the party's submission to the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland; notes and letters by JEP on subjects including the damaging activities of the UUC Convention Party [Ulster Unionist Coalition] and UUU Steering Committee, redistribution of parliamentary constituencies, the status of Irish citizens in British nationality law, the Protection of Employment (Northern Ireland) Act, the circulation of Irish currency in Northern Ireland, Parliamentary subsidies, representation in the European Parliament, transport, the draft manifesto, public spending in Northern Ireland, relations with the Conservatives and representation in Parliament; text of a speech by John Biggs-Davison, Conservative Front Bench spokesman on Northern Ireland, to the annual general meeting of the Ulster Unionist Council, on policy for Ulster; note of meeting on media representation of the party in Westminster; notes on the Northern Ireland Convention, including draft reports by [William] David Trimble; analysis of the Northern Ireland Convention election results and notes on future proportional representation elections; paper on security in Northern Ireland; paper on minority representation; extract from a speech by Molyneaux on opposing Government policy on Northern Ireland; draft manifesto; draft proposals for government of Northern Ireland; submissions to the Gardiner Committee on the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act.
2 files.
Jan 1975-Nov 1976
9 Political events, Ulster. Correspondence on Northern Ireland, with correspondents including: Henry West [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party] on subjects including representation in Parliament and a no confidence vote against the Government (4); Edward Brush [Peter Brush], on subjects including asking the Ulster Unionists to help bring in a new Government, and reports of his trying to undermine JEP (5); Michael Foot, on subjects including JEP's biography of Joseph Chamberlain; James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party, House of Commons], on subjects including Parliamentary representation (8); Roy Mason, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Raymond McCullough, Honorary Secretary, South Down Imperial Unionist Association, on subjects including a vote of no confidence in JEP, and JEP's speeches being interpreted as pro-Labour (9); [Leonard] James Callaghan, Prime Minister (writing to Molyneaux) on representation and local government in Northern Ireland (2); Sir Noel Short, Speaker's Secretary, House of Commons; Max Madden; John Carson; John Peyton; James Cunningham, President of the Ulster Unionist Council (8). Also includes: texts of speeches by Edward Brush; outline proposals for an upper-tier of local government; press releases, particularly disassociating the Unionists from statements by Ian Paisley.
1 file.
Nov 1976-Sep 1979
10 Northern Ireland 1975-95: ministerial policy and procedures. Correspondence on the Government's Northern Ireland policies, with correspondents including: James Prior, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on his constituency visits; John Patten, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, on constituency visits; [Louis] Denis Calvert, Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland, on commercial insurance taken out by Northern Ireland Departments; Percy Sythes, Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland; Joel Barnett, Chairman, Public Accounts Committee; Humphrey Atkins, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [later Lord Colnbrook] on subjects including disclosing security statistics, keeping shops and public offices open during periods of tension, and constituency visits (8); Roy Mason, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on subjects including security statistics, constituency visits and hunger strikes (9); Adam Butler, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, on job creation; 2nd Lord Elton [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office] on Education and Library Boards; [Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Michael Alison [Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office] on dealing with supplementary benefit and social services cases (2); David Mitchell [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office]; Hugh Rossi, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office; [John] Giles Shaw, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office; Lynda Chalker [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security] on legislation for Northern Ireland (2); James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party] (to Michael Alison and 4th Lord Melchett [earlier Peter Mond, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office]) on Health and Social Services Boards and the use of schools for political campaigning (2); Raymond Carter [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office] (2); John Concannon, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (2); Michael Foot, Lord President of the Council (to Molyneaux) on reports of the Parliamentary Commission; David Owen, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (to Molyneaux) on keeping Ulster MPs in touch with EEC policies relating to Northern Ireland; Merlyn Rees, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on the role of the Northern Ireland Committee, consolidating legislation, keeping the security forces non-sectarian, ministerial visits and MPs meeting senior army officers (9); James Wellbeloved, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (RAF); David Chesterton, Private Secretary, Northern Ireland Office. Also includes: memorandum by Peter Rees [Minister of State, Treasury] on harmonization of income taxation in Europe; memorandum on hunger strikes in Northern Ireland prisons; statement by Merlyn Rees on powers available to the security forces.
2 files.
Aug 1975-Oct 1981
11 Northern Ireland 1975-95: general. Correspondence on the Government's Northern Ireland policies, with correspondents including: Thomas Pendry, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, on taxation in Northern Ireland; Nigel Lawson, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Also includes: copies of letters between James Prior, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party] on framing legislation for Northern Ireland, particularly on industrial relations.
1 file.
Feb 1979-Nov 1983
12 Northern Ireland 1975-95: integration. Papers and correspondence on the overlap of Civil Service administration in Northern Ireland and Britain, and savings resulting from integration, with correspondents including: [William] John Biffen, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (4); Humphrey Atkins, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [later Lord Colnbrook]; Hugh Rossi, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office; James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party, House of Commons] (to Michael Foot [Lord President of the Council]). Also includes: copy of a Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland) paper on integrated operations for the Belfast urban area.
1 file.
Oct 1977-Apr 1981
13 Northern Ireland 1975-95: press. Correspondence with representatives of the press on coverage of Northern Irish affairs, with correspondents including: [?] Andrew Alexander [Parliamentary Sketch-Writer and Columnist, Daily Mail]; David Chipp, Editor-in-Chief, the Press Association Limited (2); M F Bramley, Parliamentary Editor, Press Association (7); James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party, House of Commons] (to the Press Association); Ray Lilley, Editor, the Belfast Telegraph (3); William Deedes [Editor, the Daily Telegraph]. Also includes: minutes of meetings on Ulster Unionist Party public relations.
1 file.
Oct 1977-Feb 1984
14 Northern Ireland 1975-95: legislation. Papers and correspondence on human infertility services and embryo research legislation in Northern Ireland, with correspondents including Victoria Gillick. Also includes: Department of Health and Social Security consultation paper on the legislation.
1 file.
1986-Feb 1995
15 Northern Ireland 1975-95: car file. Papers and correspondence on JEP's own car, including its use by the South Down Unionist Association, with correspondents including: James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party] (4).
1 file.
Jun 1977-Jan 1991
16 South Down constituency issues: In Cold Storage. Correspondence on issues arising in JEP's constituency, South Down [Northern Ireland], including: school transport, use of school premises by voluntary organisations, fishing quotas, coastal erosion, nursery school provision and the development of the harbours at Ardglass and Kilkeel [Newry and Mourne]. Correspondents include: John Taylor, MP for Strangford; Richard Needham [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, also 6th Lord Kilmorey] (2); Nicholas Scott [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office] (2).
1 file.
Oct 1978-Oct 1986
17 Ulster Unionist Politics. Papers and correspondence on the Ulster Unionist Party, with correspondents including: the secretaries of the South Down Unionist Association and Ulster Unionist Council; [William] Martin Smyth, on his decision to stand for leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party; John Taylor, on standing for the party leadership; William Ross, on subjects including standing for the party leadership (4); [William] David Trimble, on standing for the party leadership; James Molyneaux, Leader, Ulster Unionist Party, on subjects including congratulating JEP on his part in forming the Select Committee for Northern Ireland, discontinuing legislation by Orders in Council, reforming local government and absent voting arrangements (15); Charles Moore, Deputy Editor of the Daily Telegraph; Peter Brooke, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (mainly to Molyneaux), on formal political talks and procedures for legislating for Northern Ireland (4); Sir Peter Emery, Chairman of the Select Committee on Procedure (to Molyneaux), on the efficiency of the select committee system; Peter Clarke; Peter Stothard, Deputy Editor of The Times; John Stanley, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office; Norman Lamont, Financial Secretary to the Treasury (to William Ross) on the Construction Industry Tax Deduction Scheme; Jean, Baroness Trumpington [earlier Jean Barker], Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security (to William Ross). Also includes: briefing note by David Trimble, Leader, Ulster Unionist Party, on negotiations with the British and Irish Governments (1996); copy of the Northern Ireland (Entry to Negotiations, etc) Bill; issue of the Ulster Unionist Information Institute magazine, on the party's statement of aims; JEP's tribute on the retirement of James Molyneaux as party leader; pamphlet on Ken Maginnis's bid for the party leadership; copy and summary of the British Government's Framework for Accountable Government in Northern Ireland, and the joint New Framework for Agreement by the British and Irish Governments; short note by JEP on local government in Northern Ireland; copy of the Ulster Unionist Party paper, 'A Blueprint for Stability'; text of the joint declaration by Albert Reynolds, Taoiseach [Prime Minister] of Ireland, and John Major, Prime Minister, on developing a framework for peace; draft statement by Peter Brooke on holding political talks; draft papers on the party's position on the elderly, health and social services; joint letters by Molyneaux and Ian Paisley, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, to Brooke on meeting for talks; paper on the structure of Ulster Unionism; Government reply to the Home Affairs Committee report on the redistribution of seats; copy of the Anglo-Irish Agreement (November 1985) annotated by JEP; text of the Address to the Friends of the Union by Conor Cruise O'Brien; papers and correspondence on firearms control legislation, including a copy of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill; issue of the Fortnight independent review, on the second anniversary of the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
4 files.
1987-Jan 1998
18 Ulster: general papers. Papers and correspondence on the Ulster Unionist Party and the Government's Northern Ireland policies, with correspondents including: Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister (to James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party], and Eileen, Lady Brookeborough) on security policy, the Anglo-Irish Agreement and arranging for a dialogue with the Ulster parties (5); Molyneaux (to Thomas King, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Lord Chancellor) on the Government's refusal to consult with the people of Northern Ireland on the Anglo-Irish Agreement, his resignation as a Justice of the Peace and the Party's decision to reject invitations to meet British diplomats (3); Thomas King, on reasons against holding a referendum on the Anglo-Irish Agreement, on apparent constraints on the Parliamentary activities of Northern Ireland MPs and talks on devolution (3); Frank Millar, secretary of the Ulster Unionist Council; Nicholas Scott, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, on subjects including a proposed Audit Office for Northern Ireland (2); Ken Maginnis; Rhodes Boyson, Minister of State for Northern Ireland; Ian Gow on the Friends of the Union. Also includes: extracts from speeches by James Molyneaux on political development and the Anglo-Irish Agreement; paper from the Campaign for a Devolved Parliament; extract from speech by Robert Eames, Archbishop of Armagh, on the role of the Church of Ireland in society; paper from the Ulster Unionist Assembly Party, on devolution and the Northern Ireland Assembly; various papers on the campaign against the Anglo-Irish Agreement, including notes by the Friends of the Union on a meeting with the Prime Minister on the Anglo-Irish Agreement, a petition drafted by JEP for a referendum, an article by Ken Maginnis and a transcript of a radio interview by Seamus Mallon, Deputy Leader, Social Democratic and Labour Party; statistics on terrorist killings; memorandum by Richard Needham [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, 6th Lord Kilmorey] on using the Irish language; speech by Peter Archer, Chief Opposition spokesman on Northern Ireland on Labour's strategy for transition to a united Ireland; press statements and Unionist resolutions; Unionist review and report of an independent inquiry into the Report of the Forum for a New Ireland; annotated copy of the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
3 files.
Dec 1985-Mar 1988
19 Ulster: miscellaneous papers. Transcripts of broadcasts and interviews with JEP, mainly on his general career, with other subjects including 'The Chamberlain Trilogy' on Neville Chamberlain, Joseph Chamberlain and Austen Chamberlain, a worldwide political shift to the right, immigration and politics in the 1970's (with Michael Foot. Also includes: text of an interview with members of the People's Democracy, including [Josephine] Bernadette Devlin [later Bernadette McAliskey]; draft report of the European Parliament Political Affairs Committee on Northern Ireland (1983); copy of a Commonwealth Relations Office memorandum on partition in Ireland by Sir [John] Gilbert Laithwaite, British Ambassador to Ireland (1951).
3 files.
Dec 1970-Nov 1991
20 Ulster master. Clean master copies of JEP's speeches on Ulster.
6 files.
Aug 1969-Mar 1992

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