Northern Ireland Brooke/Mayhew Talks 1991-1992

IN THE FINAL STAGES OF EDITING A series of talks launched by Peter Brooke, Secretary of State for Northern in Ireland, which began in April 1991, and were carried on intermittently by Brooke and his successor, Patrick Mayhew, until November 1992.

British Government

This is one of the 9 delegations in the convention, accounting for 26 of 132 people who took part.

Members (26):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Robert Alston Visualize Robert John Alston, CMG 1987; QSO 2004. Born 10 Feb 1938. Seconded to the Northern Ireland Office (as British Joint Secretary at Maryfield), 1990–1992. British Government (This negotiation)
Graham Archer Visualize Graham Robertson Archer; CMG 1997. Born 4 July 1939. Civil Servant in the Foreign Office from 1990, Republic of Ireland Department for at least 1992. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
Tony Beeton Visualize Anthony (Tony) Clifford Beeton. Born 3 February 1952; died 5 October 1999. Joined the Northern Ireland Office as a civil servant in 1991. Became advisor to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam. Head of the Human Rights division at the Northern Ireland Office. During the 1980s, Beeton was the Labour Party broadcast officer. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
Peter Bell Visualize Peter N. Bell. Born 28 March 1945. Civil Servant at the Northern Ireland Office. British Government (This negotiation) , British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993))
David Blatherwick Visualize David Elliot Spiby Blatherwick, KCMG 1997 (CMG 1990) OBE 1973. Born 13 July 1941. First Secretary, Dublin 1970-73. Head, Political Affairs Department, Northern Ireland Office (Belfast) 1981-83. Ambassador to Ireland, 1991–1995. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
Peter Brooke Visualize Peter Leonard Brooke, CH 1992; PC 1998; Baron (Life Peer) of Sutton Mandeville, 2001. Born 3 March 1934. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 24 July 1989–10 April 1992. Chairman of House of Commons Select Committee on Northern Ireland, 1997–2001. Member of British-Irish Parliamentary Body, 1997-2007. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
John Chilcot Visualize Sir John Anthony Chilcot, GCB 1998; KCB 1994; CB 1990; PC 2004. Born 22 April 1939; died 3 October 2021. Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office 1990–1997. In 2009, Chilcot was appointed chairman of the Iraq Inquiry. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
David Cooke Visualize David Arthur Lawrence Cooke. Born 11 March 1956. Private secretary to Sir Patrick Mayhew, MP, 1981–82. Head of Division in the Northern Ireland Office, 1990-1993. Associate Political Director of the Northern Ireland Office, 2002–04. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
Marcus Dodds Visualize Marcus Dodds. Born 20 October 1944; died 5 June 1995. Civil servant at the Northern Ireland Office (and the first Northern Irish civil servant to work there in London) 1975–early 1980s. Civil servant at the Department of Education in Belfast, early 1980s–1989. Deputy Joint Secretary at the Anglo-Irish secretariat at Maryfield, 1989–1993. Assistant Secretary, Economic and Social Division of the Northern Ireland Office, 1993–1995. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
David Fell Visualize David Fell, KCB 1995 (CB 1990). Born 20 Jan 1943. Civil Servant at the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, 1969–72. Civil Servant (Under Secretary from 1981) at the Northern Ireland Department of Commerce, 1972–82. Under Secretary at the Northern Ireland Department of Economic Development, 1982. Deputy Chief Executive of the Industrial Development Bureau for Northern Ireland, 1982–84. Permanent Secretary at the Northern Ireland Department of Economic Development, 1984–91. Head of Northern Ireland Civil Service, and Second Permanent Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, 1991–97. British Government (This negotiation) , British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993))
David Ferguson Visualize Civil Servant British Government (This negotiation)
William Fittall Visualize William Robert Fittall; Kt 2016. Born 26 July 1953; died 10 March 2022. Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1992–3. Associate Political Director of the Northern Ireland Office, 2000–2002. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
Jeremy Hanley Visualize Jeremy James Hanley; KCMG 1997; PC 1994. Born 17 November 1945. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, 1990–93. British Government (This negotiation)
David (DJR) Hill Visualize David Hill OBE. Head of Security Policy in Belfast, 1984-87. Head of the Constitutional and Political Division of the Northern Ireland Office, October 1989–May 1993; December 1995–February 1999. British Government (This negotiation)
Derek Hill Visualize Derek A Hill. Civil Servant in the Northern Ireland Office since the early 1980s. British Government (This negotiation)
Tom King Visualize Baron Thomas (Tom) Jeremy King; Baron (Life Peer) of Bridgwater, 2001; CH 1992; PC 1979. Born 13 June 1933. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1985-1989. Conservative MP of Bridgwater from 1970 to 2001. British Government (This negotiation)
Chris Maccabe Visualize Christopher George Maccabe; CB 2004. Born 17 December 1946. Researcher in the Northern Ireland Cabinet Office, 1971–73. Researcher in the Northern Ireland Office, 1972–73. Assistant Private Secretary to the Chief Minister, Northern Ireland Power Sharing Executive, 1973–74. Private Secretary to the Minister of State for the Northern Ireland Office, 1974–77. Civil Servant in the Northern Ireland Office, 1997–80. Seconded as Special Assistant to RUC Chief Constable, 1980–84. Northern Ireland Office, 1984–88. Director of Regimes, Northern Ireland Prison Service, 1988–92. Head of the Political Affairs Division in the Northern Ireland Office, 1992–2000. British Joint Secretary of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference and Political Director of the Northern Ireland Office, 2000–2008. British Government (This negotiation) , British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993))
John Major Visualize Sir John Major; KG 2005; CH 1999; PC 1987. Born 29 March 1943. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party, 1990–97. British Government (This negotiation) , British Government (Northern Ireland International Body on Arms Decommissioning 1995-1996) , British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993))
Simon Marsh Visualize Simon A Marsh. Civil Servant in the Political Affairs Division of the Northern Ireland Office for at least 1990 and 1991. Evidence of him working in the Northern Ireland Office more generally from 1983 to 2016. British Government (This negotiation)
Brian Mawhinney Visualize Brian Stanley Mawhinney; Kt 1997; PC 1994; Baron (Life Peer) of Peterborough 2005. Born 26 July 1940; died 9 November 2019. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ministers in HM Treasury, Employment and Northern Ireland, 1982–86. Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1986–90. Minister of State for the Northern Ireland Office, 1990–92. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation)
Patrick Mayhew Visualize Baron Patrick (Paddy) Barnabas Burke Mayhew; Kt 1983; PC 1986; QC 1972; DL; Baron (Life Peer) of Kilndown 1997. Born 11 September 1929; died 25 June 2016. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1992–97. Mayhew was a Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells from 1974 until standing down at the 1997 general election. British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993)) , British Government (This negotiation) , Northern Ireland Office (Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue) , British Government (Northern Ireland International Body on Arms Decommissioning 1995-1996) , Secretary of State (Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue)
Danny G McNeill Visualize Catholic raised in West Belfast. ?–1990: Assistant Secretary in the Northern Ireland Department of Education 1990–1992: Heads Political Affairs Division under Alston 1992–?: Civil Servant in the Northern Ireland Bureau British Government (This negotiation)
Joseph Pilling Visualize Joseph Grant Pilling; KCB 2001 (CB 1995). Born 8 July 1945. Civil Servant in the Northern Ireland Office, 1972. Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1978–79. Deputy Under-Secretary of State for the Northern Ireland Office, 1990–91. Permanent Secretary of the Northern Ireland Office, 1997–2005. British Government (This negotiation)
Jenny Pyper Visualize Jenny Pyper. Joined the Civil Service in 1985. Since 2004 she has worked in a variety of senior civil service positions and was interim head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service December 2020–September 2021. British Government (This negotiation)
British Government Representative Visualize Statements, decisions and papers attributed to the British Government delegation. British Government (This negotiation) , British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993))
Quentin Thomas Visualize Sir Quentin Jeremy Thomas; Kt 1999; CB 1994. Born 1 August 1944. Under-Secretary in the Northern Ireland Office, 1988–91. Departmental Secretary in, then Political Director of, the Northern Ireland Office, 1991–98. British Government (This negotiation) , British Government (Northern Ireland Downing Street Joint Declaration (1993))