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Board of Trade

 Organization

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

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"Labour Exchange Committee: Supplementary Report", 19 Apr 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/35/3
Scope and Contents Report begins with a minute by WSC, President of the Board of Trade, in response to the committee's report instructing that the report should be recast with the objectives of introducing the organisation of Labour Exchanges in the autumn/winter of 1909, and adopting Scheme B with regard to the building of Labour Exchanges. Scheme B would entail building 10 First Class Labour Exchanges and 12 Waiting Rooms to spread the cost of proposed new buildings.The report includes details of: the...
Dates: 19 Apr 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Observations on 'The case for and against a legal minimum wage for sewated workers' published by the Women's Industrial Council", 27 April [1908]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/16/13-20
Scope and Contents Includes: observations on "the case for" by Mis B L Hutchins which highlights difficulties with the figures for wages cited in the report and observations on "the case against" by Mrs J Ramsay MacDonald stressing that the experience in Victoria [Australia] should be taken into account with the Trade Boards Bill, specifically the role of Wages Boards and experience of determining wages in the tailoring trade, and discussing minimum wages.Carbon typescript initialled CEC [Clara Collett, Senior...
Dates: 27 April [1908]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Series

Official: Board of Trade, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11
Scope and Contents The Board of Trade papers contain correspondence, memoranda, printed material and other papers arising from WSC's activities as President of the Board of Trade, a position which he held from 12 April 1908 to 14 February 1910. The papers have been divided into correspondence and subject-based files, and are arranged chronologically.The Board of Trade material covers WSC's routine ministerial duties, as well as the specific issues of the period. These include: state unemployment insurance,...
Dates: 1906 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Board of Trade: Boy Labour: printed papers., 20 Feb 1908 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/27A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: Outline of a National System of Labour Exchanges; an annotated copy of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress report, by Cyril Jackson, on Boy Labour, with a memorandum from the General Post Office on Conditions of Employment of Telegraph Messengers; an annotated copy of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress, volume 1, on procedure, the statistical survey of poor law problems, a historical sketch of the poor laws down to...
Dates: 20 Feb 1908 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Continental Unemployment Insurance and Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers., 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/26
Scope and Contents Includes: a memorandum on Labour Colonies on the Continent, in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Belgium; a memorandum on Insurance and Unemployment in Foreign Countries, including Trade Union unemployed benefit and other forms of insurance in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Italy, Norway and Denmark; notes by William Beveridge [Board of Trade Director of Labour Exchanges] on German Labour Exchanges; memoranda on Strasbourg [Germany, later France] Labour Exchanges;...
Dates: 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/37
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on Labour Exchanges and the army; Thomas Pelham [Assistant Secretary, Harbour Department, Board of Trade] on the good relations between the staff and WSC; James Inglis, General Manager, Great Western Railway; Sir Charles Owens, General Manager, London and South Western Railway; Frank Ree, General Manager, London and North Western Railway; Oliver Bury, [General Manager, Great Northern Railway]; Sir Guy Granet, General...
Dates: 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers., 21 Jan 1909 - 28 Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/35
Scope and Contents Includes: the Labour Exchanges Committee Report; the Labour Exchanges Committee Supplementary Report; Labour Exchanges Outline of a National System; the Labour Exchanges Bill Financial Statement; the Labour Exchanges Act, 1909; the Board of Trade Departmental Committee on Labour Exchange Forms Report; General Regulations made by the Board of Trade on section 2 of the act; Special Rules for Juvenile Applicants; Labour Exchanges General Memorandum; Labour Exchanges General Instructions to...
Dates: 21 Jan 1909 - 28 Jan 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Miners' Eight Hour Bill: notes and papers., 12 Jan 1908 - 16 Nov 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/9
Scope and Contents

Includes: reports on the Northumberland and Durham miners' strikes; General Considerations on the Eight Hours' Day; an opinion by William Brace, miners' representative [Labour MP for South Glamorgan, Wales]; a list of returns on capital invested in coal mines; WSC's speech to the House of Commons on the Eight Hour Bill; the summary of the Miners' Eight Hour Bill Committee report; amendments to the dating of the bill.

Dates: 12 Jan 1908 - 16 Nov 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Trade Boards and Sweated Industries Bills, Home Work Committee: notes and printed papers., 08 Aug 1907 - 15 Mar 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/29
Scope and Contents

Includes: Comparison of Recommendations of the Home Work Committee with the Proposals of the Trade Boards Bill; annotated copies of the 1907 and 1908 Reports of the Select Committee on Home Work.

Dates: 08 Aug 1907 - 15 Mar 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Official: Board of Trade: Trade Boards Bill, Sweated Industries Bill: notes and papers., 18 Feb 1908 - 09 Apr 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/16
Scope and Contents Includes: an annotated copy of "The Case for and against a Legal Minimum Wage for Sweated Workers" by the Women's Industrial Council; a memorandum on the Sweated Industries Bill; a memorandum on the Wages Board System in Victoria [Australia]; a memorandum on Civil Service Conciliation or Wages Boards; notes on Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield]'s scheme for dealing with the Unemployed; observations by Clara Collet [Senior Investigator, Board of Trade] on "The Case for and against a Legal...
Dates: 18 Feb 1908 - 09 Apr 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Trades Unions, Unemployment Insurance: notes and papers., 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/24
Scope and Contents

Includes: unemployment graphs from the trades unions, 1899-1909; a memorandum on Unemployment Insurance and the benefits in the principal unions; a memorandum on the growth of the trades unions, with particular reference to unemployment benefit; a memorandum on the influence of the unions on labour exchanges and unemployment insurance.

Dates: 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment in Germany: printed papers., Jan 1907 - 01 May 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/25
Scope and Contents

German papers and booklets on unemployment insurance, including health insurance and employment offices.

Dates: Jan 1907 - 01 May 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment in Germany: specimens of forms., Oct 1908 - 16 Sep 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/23
Scope and Contents

Printed German application forms for unemployment insurance, including forms for: medical treatment; old age and invalidity insurance; the return of contributions on marriage or death.

Dates: Oct 1908 - 16 Sep 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance, Labour Exchanges Bill: notes and papers., 30 Nov 1908 - 11 Sep 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/11
Scope and Contents Includes: annotated notes by WSC on the reduction of unemployment and a draft of the Unemployment Insurance Bill; annotated draft memoranda on Unemployment Insurance: Labour Exchanges; a memorandum on Labour Exchanges; the Financial Statement on the Labour Exchanges Bill; the Labour Exchanges Committee Report on administration, the post office, buildings, staff, expenses, the London Docks estimate and costs; rough notes on the case for Labour Exchanges, the Government proposals, objections...
Dates: 30 Nov 1908 - 11 Sep 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers., 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/1A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: the report of the Departmental Committee on Vagrancy (Volume 1); preliminary notes on proposed Board of Trade legislation, including the Employers' Liability Insurance Companies Bill, the Companies Acts Amendment Bill, the Patent Law Consolidation Bill, the Light Railways Bill, the amendments to the Cheap Trains Act and Life Assurance Companies' Acts and Copyright legislation; memorandums for the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, on subjects including unemployment statistics,...
Dates: 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment: notes and papers., 20 Nov 1908 - 13 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/8
Scope and Contents

Includes: a note by WSC on the need to rearrange the Board of Trade's Labour Department; "Unemployment: A Problem of Industry" by William Beveridge (lectures delivered at Oxford, October - November 1908); "Notes on a Scheme for Unemployed Insurance" by Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield]; "Labour Exchanges and Compulsory Insurance" by Sir Charles McLaren and Harold Cox.

Dates: 20 Nov 1908 - 13 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: notes., Feb 1909 - Apr 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/14
Scope and Contents Includes a programme for the 1909 Parliamentary session and Cabinet papers on various subjects including: Supertax; the taxation of land values; stamp duties; increased death duties; assessment of property owners and the Finances Bill; report of the Poor Law Commission with recommended social reforms such as the classification of the poor and the establishment of labour exchanges; the Dairies (Scotland) bill and agricultural rates; Metropolitan Police finance; the Lake Magadi scheme for...
Dates: Feb 1909 - Apr 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 141 to 170., Apr 1927 - May 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/159
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: two special reports on unemployment; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on Italy's interests in Albania, a request for assistance from Portugal, an arms embargo and the supply of arms to Canton [China]; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on unemployment in the coal industry, the inspection of emigrants and the unemployment insurance bill; [4th Lord] Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], Lord Privy Seal,...
Dates: Apr 1927 - May 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Speech notes., 15 Aug 1945 - 13 Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/3A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and Hansard report of WSC's speech (6 December, House of Commons) on the vote of censure about party politics and criticism of the Labour government's policy on reconstruction after the war and issues including: demobilisation and employment; housing; economic issues; foreign policy; and the regulation of industry by the Board of Trade. Source material includes: letter from Sir Ian Fraser on preference for employing ex-servicemen; a copy of a statement by Harry Truman, President...
Dates: 15 Aug 1945 - 13 Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 13 Jan 1946 - 29 Apr 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/4A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's address to personnel on board the R M S Queen Elizabeth (13 January) in which he reviews the war and links between the United Kingdom and Canada.Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (26 February, University of Miami, United States) on receiving an honorary law degree in which he discusses education. Includes the phrase "I am surprised that in my later life I should have become so experienced in taking degrees, when, as a school boy, I was so bad at passing...
Dates: 13 Jan 1946 - 29 Apr 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 31 Mar 1947 - 17 May 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/12A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (18 April, Albert Hall, London) to a meeting of the Primrose League entitled "Empire and Freedom" including: the diminishing British empire; Lord Randolph Churchill's role in founding the Primrose League; criticism of the spending of a loan from the United States; party politics and support for the United Nations. Also includes press cuttings about the speech and notes from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp...
Dates: 31 Mar 1947 - 17 May 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., May 1945 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/15A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (5 November 1947, House of Commons) on Burma including: the agreement made in 1945; the need for development of a constitution in Burma; protection for the frontier tribes; criticism of the Labour government's proposed bill granting full independence; and the cases of U Aung Sang and U Saw. Source material includes: a copy of the bill granting independence to Burma; a statement of government policy on Burma (May 1945) and a Hansard copy of a debate on Burma...
Dates: May 1945 - Dec 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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