© Norman McBeath / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Norman McBeath
bromide print, 9 August 1999
10 7/8 in. x 11 in. (277 mm x 280 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Desmond King (1957-), Professor of Politics, St John's College, Oxford. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Norman McBeath (1952-), Photographer. Artist of 54 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1999back to top
Current affairsFollowing referendums in 1997, The Scottish Parliament is opened and Welsh Assembly established in 1999. The new Scottish Parliament has the powers to pass legislation and alter tax. The Welsh Assembly currently has less legislative authority but controls a budget for Wales and can amend legislation passed by Westminster.
The House of Lords Act removes all but 92 Hereditary Lords from the second chamber.