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Board of Trade

 Organization

Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Board of Trade: International Trade; National Revenue: notes and papers., 11 Aug 1904 - 30 Dec 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/22
Scope and Contents Includes: notes by WSC on import duty; a memorandum by Alfred Flux on import duty; a memorandum on the financial aspect of 10% import duty on manufactured goods; note on the establishment of Liverpool as a Free Port, with a parliamentary paper on continental Free Ports; a memorandum on British investments abroad with notes by Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade]; a copy of the Corn Trade News, with accompanying comments and a letter from Sir Robert Hudson;...
Dates: 11 Aug 1904 - 30 Dec 1909
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: Maritime Affairs: prints., 08 Apr 1909 - 07 Sep 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/32
Scope and Contents

Includes: a draft of the Bill to Prohibit Gambling or Loss by Maritime Perils; a memorandum by WSC on the German Naval Programme; an annotated draft of the instructions for British delegates to the International Conference on Maritime Law, with a draft of the Maritime Conventions, revised according to the Government's hoped-for amendments.

Dates: 08 Apr 1909 - 07 Sep 1909
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: Naval Conference Committee: notes and papers., 26 Oct 1908 - 03 Nov 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/7
Scope and Contents

Naval Conference Committee Further Report on the following subjects: contraband; blockades; destruction of prizes; unneutral service; conversion of merchantmen into warships; transfer of merchantmen to neutral flags; enemy property.

Dates: 26 Oct 1908 - 03 Nov 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: notes and papers., 28 May 1907 - Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/18
Scope and Contents Includes: an extract from the "Transvaal Leader" on gold production in the Transvaal [South Africa]; a draft of the Board of Trade (Provisional Orders) Bill; notes on the Licensing Law Amendment Bill (1890); notes for a question in the House of Lords on Sunday Labour in the Mercantile Marine, in Britain and abroad, including a letter from Sir Walter Howell [Marine Secretary to the Board of Trade]; an annotated leaflet on the Budget and Unemployment by Sir Francis Mowatt; a draft memorandum...
Dates: 28 May 1907 - Jan 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Patents and Designs Act: notes and papers., 03 Jul 1908 - 30 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/15
Scope and Contents

Includes: a memorandum by Cornelius Dalton [Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks] on the results of the 1907 Patents and Designs Act; note from Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade] on the restricted role of the Comptroller of Patents, compared to the Board of Trade, in gathering information; a list of firms which have commenced or will commence work under the 1907 act.

Dates: 03 Jul 1908 - 30 Nov 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: Board of Trade Conference: notes and prints., 26 May 1908 - 23 Mar 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/31A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: notes by WSC on the question of State Purchase; notes on the Financial Operation of State Purchase by Ernest Rowntree [Secretary to the Committee on Railway Agreements and Amalgamations]; annotated draft copies of WSC's memorandum on the Great Northern, Great Central and Great Eastern Railways Bill; draft copy of the Proof of Evidence (Railway Amalgamation and Agreements); Recommendations of the Joint Committee of 1872 on Railway Companies Amalgamation; a memorandum of clauses...
Dates: 26 May 1908 - 23 Mar 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: notes, papers and prints., Jun 1908 - 31 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/6
Scope and Contents

Memoranda on the following subjects: a preliminary survey; finance of a state purchase; railway capital; state administration; finance; railway staff; postal service labour; anomalies in railway rates; national railway rates; railway agreements and amalgamations; competition and co-operation.

Dates: Jun 1908 - 31 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Report on Work, 1906 - 1909: notes and prints., 01 Mar 1908 - 03 Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/20
Scope and Contents Reports and notes on the work of the Board of Trade, on subjects including: Commercial Intelligence; Trade Commissioners; International Exhibitions; Labour Conciliation; the Census of Production; the Patent Office; the Companies Acts; the Assurance Companies Act; notes on General Conditions of Trade, particularly for jute, linen and shipbuilding; a report on Retaliation and Commercial Treaties; notes on the development of the Board of Trade Labour Department; lists of the staff of Mercantile...
Dates: 01 Mar 1908 - 03 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: Suez Canal: notes and prints., 26 Oct 1909 - 15 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/30
Scope and Contents

Includes: draft copies of a memorandum by WSC on reducing the dues charged by the Suez Canal Company; a letter from Prince Auguste d'Arenberg, President of the Administrative Council of the Suez Canal Company, on proposals to lower charges; notes and telegrams on securing good terms for British shipping, at a proposed convention with the Egyptian Government.

Dates: 26 Oct 1909 - 15 Nov 1909
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
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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: 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: Industrial Control: papers., Sep 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/63
Scope and Contents

Includes papers on various subjects including: a report of the industrial control committee on shipping; notes on the shortage of shipping due to World War I and its effect on the trade of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa; problems of transporting wheat to the United Kingdom from North America; freight rates; state control of coal mines and profits and export of coal; and comparison of imports (of food, minerals, etc) before and after the war.

Dates: Sep 1915 - Oct 1915
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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