Michael Alison (1926-2004) was a Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office from 7 May 1979 to 15 September 1981. He was responsible for handling the 1981 hunger strike but left Northern Ireland about a month before it ended.
- Andrew Roth, Michael Alison, Guardian, 1 June 2004.
- David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan, 2000, p.41.
- W.D Flackes, & Sydney Elliott, Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-88, Blackstaff Press, 1989, p.61.