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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and source material., 17 Feb 1926 - 25 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/74

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Speech notes for WSC's statement (17 February), entitled "The Road Fund" on Parliament putting restrictions on raising money, and the constitutional procedure of the Budget. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3828 - 3833.Typescript of WSC's statement [February] on the Civil Service sports grant.Speech notes for WSC's statement (9 March), entitled "Military Civil Servants (Pensions)", on pension rights for ex-servicemen. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3857 - 3863.Speech notes for WSC's statement (9 - 10 March), entitled "Northern Ireland (Unemployment Insurance Bill)", for the bill's 2nd reading, on a grant to Northern Ireland. Source material includes a note from the Ministry of Labour. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3851 - 3854, 3863 - 3867.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's statement (16 March) for the 2nd reading of the Economy Bill, on gains to the Exchequer, and estimates for expenditure (1926-1927) on Debt Services, Pension Services, Insurance Services, including health, unemployment and pensions, Grants Services, to local authorities, the Road Fund, the Post Office, Revenue Services, Irish Services and Defence Services, particularly the navy, and unemployment insurance. Source material includes Admiralty figures for the naval construction programme, the time table and procedure for the bill, and the outline for WSC's arguments. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3872 - 3888.Speech notes for WSC's statement (25 March), entitled "Inter-Allied War Debts", on the differing views of Britain and the United States, the principle of the Balfour Note, on not taking more than is paid out to the United States, repudiating debts, the importance of credit, the Italian capacity to pay, and the settlement of the French debt. Source material includes a quote from Sir Francis Bacon on not criticizing one's predecessor. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3891 - 3900.


  • Creation: 17 Feb 1926 - 25 Mar 1926

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