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Board of Trade

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Found in 26 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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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., 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/19
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield] on Beatrice Webb [later Beatrice, Lady Passfield]'s Minority Report for the Poor Law Commission; Herbert Asquith [the Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the need to press on with the Board of Trade's unemployment proposals (2); Gilbert Upcott (Treasury) on trade cycles; Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade] on current Board of Trade proposals, internal promotion and press leaks...
Dates: 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 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: State of Employment and Trade: printed memoranda., 08 Aug 1908 - 16 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/17
Scope and Contents

Includes: notes on the disquieting unemployment figures by WSC, and his comments on the memoranda; memoranda on the state of employment and trade, from 1908 to early 1910, including employment, wages, disputes and prices, the state of trade, and trade in France, Germany and the United States; a report on unemployment (September 1908), including trades affected, districts affected, and skilled and unskilled workers.

Dates: 08 Aug 1908 - 16 Nov 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: Conclusions 16 - 21., 11 Apr 1929 - 09 May 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/238
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of Cabinet meetings recording decisions on various subjects including: reduction and limitation of armaments; imperial preference; general government policy; the proposed Baghdad [Iraq] to Haifa [Israel] railway and pipeline; the political situation in Iraq; unemployment; reparations against Germany; chemical warfare policy; the taxation of naval allowances; migration from Ireland; and the safeguarding of industries.Also includes a copy of a speech by King George V on the...
Dates: 11 Apr 1929 - 09 May 1929
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 1 to 20., Jan 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/152
Scope and Contents Includes: a memorandum by Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame,later Lord Swinton] President of the Board of Trade, Ronald McNeill [later 1st Lord Cushendun, Financial Secretary to the Treasury] and First Lord of the Admiralty [William Bridgeman] on financing lighthouses in the Red Sea; Cunliffe-Lister on imports and exports of leather bags, trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade, and the state of industry and company law;...
Dates: Jan 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 1 to 25., 12 Jan 1928 - 01 Feb 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/191
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood, Secretary of State for Air] on the withdrawal of the Indian infantry division from Iraq; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] Home Secretary on bills for equal franchise and children; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and...
Dates: 12 Jan 1928 - 01 Feb 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 26 to 49., 02 Feb 1928 - 17 Feb 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/192
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: [1st] Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] Secretary of State for India, on the 'indianisation' of the Indian army and relations with Afghanistan; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on reaction to his taxation scheme, Irish loyalists and railways in Iraq; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on the local authority emergency provisions act; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on relations between France and the...
Dates: 02 Feb 1928 - 17 Feb 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 81 to 100., 10 Mar 1928 - 28 Mar 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/194
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on the League of Nations and disarmament, negotiations with the Nanking [China] government and relations between Canada and Japan; Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham], Attorney-General on the prerogative of the Crown; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, on subjects including a Zionist loan, compensation claims in the Irish Free State, and the amendment of...
Dates: 10 Mar 1928 - 28 Mar 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 121-130., 13 Apr 1928 - 24 Apr 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/196
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on safeguarding several industries and on the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on tax exemption for residents of the Channel Islands; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, [later Lord Brentford] Home Secretary, on subjects including...
Dates: 13 Apr 1928 - 24 Apr 1928
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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Official: Cabinet: papers 151-170., 09 May 1928 - 24 May 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/198
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on dealings with the United States Ambassador to Great Britain [Charles Dawes]; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on safeguarding the iron and steel wire industry and on the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood],...
Dates: 09 May 1928 - 24 May 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 187 - 200., 15 Jun 1928 - 22 Jun 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/200
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the Akhwan situation [in Southern Iraq] and on unemployment and oversea settlement; [Sir] Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on increased unemployment levels; Lord Cushendun [earlier Ronald McNeill] Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, and [4th Lord Salisbury, earlier Lord Cranborne], Lord Privy Seal, on disarmament;...
Dates: 15 Jun 1928 - 22 Jun 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 261 - 275., 30 Jul 1928 - 26 Sep 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/204
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, and Sir John Gilmour, Secretary of State for Scotland, on Irish immigration; [Sir] William Mitchell-Thomson [later 1st Lord Selsdon] Postmaster General, on Western Highlands steamer services; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on currency in the Irish Free State; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President...
Dates: 30 Jul 1928 - 26 Sep 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Unemployment Policy Committee: Conclusions., 10 Jul 1928 - 18 Jul 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/215
Scope and Contents Includes committee minutes of statements made by: WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary of State for Scotland; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health; and Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour. Measures discussed include: the reduction of...
Dates: 10 Jul 1928 - 18 Jul 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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