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Fifty Years in Politics and the Law

Lord Morris of Aberavon is one of Wales’s most famous and influential figures. This personal account of his life covers his illustrious career at the heart of Welsh and Westminster politics as attorney general. Trained as a barrister, he went on to serve as parliamentary secretary, minister of state, and secretary of state. He returned to government twenty years later as attorney general for England and Wales, and thus became one of the few Labour ministers to hold office under Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, and Tony Blair.

261 pages | 15 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2011

Biography and Letters

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Family Tree

1. In the Beginning
2. Formative Years
3. Forming a Farmers’ Union
4. My Search for a Parliamentary Seat
5. Elected MP for Aberavon
6. Entering the House of Commons
7. Working with my Fellow Welsh MPs
8. The Steelworks
9. My First Junior Office in the Ministry of Power
10. Ministry of Transport (1966–1968)
11. Ministry of Defence (1968–1970)
12. Ideas for Devolution (1964–1970)
13. Secretary of State
14. In the Welsh Office
15. Working out our Devolution Proposals
16. More Power for Wales
17. The Cathays Powerhouse
18. Other Welsh Office Work
19. The Family and Later Years in the Welsh Office
20. The Welsh Language
21. Preparing to be a Law Officer
22. Appointed Attorney General
23. Kosovo
24. After 1999
25. New Pastures
26. Conclusion

Appendix 1
Appendix 2

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