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TO THE WIRE: The race to pass the 1970 Chronically Sick & Disabled Persons Act

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Black and white photograph of Alfred Morris in suit, sitting at a desk, staring at a small ornament bust.

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. The House of Lords Order Paper for the 19th April 2000 noted a chamber debate taking place that afternoon to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of the 1970 …

The New Year Chimes of Big Ben

photograph of the clock tower and the new year fireworks

As the New Year approaches, we will once again hear the bongs of Big Ben ring out across London as midnight strikes. While renovations are taking place, the Great Bell is currently only rung on special occasions such as Remembrance …