U DMW/1-54 Deposited 1972
U DMW/55 Deposited November 1981
U DMW/56-68 Deposited October 1982
U DMW/69-86 Deposited June 1985
U DMW/87-178 Deposited December 1986
U DMW/179-233 Deposited July 1988
U DMW/234-301 Deposited May 1991
The papers largely comprise constituency notes and correspondence and subject files, with a few diaries and speeches. They particularly cover affairs in Croydon, Walsall and the West Midlands.
The collection in detail is as follows. The first deposit relates to Winnick's work as MP for Croydon South, 1966-1970 and comprises constituency notes (1966-1970); correspondence arranged alphabetically (1968-1970) and subject files covering the range of his political activity and these include files on abortion (1966-1967); teachers' salaries (1966-1970); Vietnam (1966-1969); Rhodesia (1966-1970); racial discrimination and immigration (1966-1970); housing (1966-1970); capital punishment; overseas students (1966-1967); Greece (1967-1970); South Africa (1967-1970); Nigeria and Biafra (1969) and miscellaneous organisations especially in Croydon. There are also notes for speeches, press cuttings, two diaries (1965-1966) and miscellaneous notes on subjects like transport, decimalisation and Russian political prisoners.
The rest of the collection relates to Winnick's work as MP for Walsall North, since 1979. The second deposit consists of papers relating to the enquiry carried out by the select committee on the environment into the sale of council dwellings (1979-1981). The third deposit consists of correspondence arranged alphabetically; constituency correspondence (1976-1979) and miscellaneous papers including papers relating to the enquiries by the select committee on the environment into housing and local government. The fourth deposit comprises constituency notes (1980-1982); constituency correspondence (1980-1982) and select committee material on prisoners and crime. The fifth deposit also consists of constituency notes and correspondence (1983-1984) along with a large number of files on organisations such as the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff; Newman College and St Margaret's Hospital, both in Birmingham, lobby groups such as Scientists Against Nuclear Arms and subjects such as employment, community programmes, social security reforms, unemployed workers' centres as well as subject files for Walsall, especially relating to housing. The sixth deposit comprises constitutuency notes and correspondence (1985) and subject files on organisations such as the Church Mission for the Deaf and various Walsall organisations as well as a file on Ethiopia, one on immigration, one on the Pakistani Muslim Welfare Association and miscellaneous other subject files. The seventh deposit comprises closed correspondence arranged alphabetically, files on European legislation, a file on immigration and the Chinese community (1983-1985), a file on the housing bill, files on Police Special Branch, files on the prison service (1985-1987), a file on race relations (1985), files on television licences for pensioners and miscellaneous other files.