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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript., 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/76

Scope and Contents

Speech notes and typescript for WSC's statement (2 July), entitled "Emergency Power", on the coal dispute, the 8 Hours Bill, wages, the Labour Party's vote of censure against the Government, the miners' refusal to come to terms, and the results of the strike. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4014 - 4024.Speech notes for WSC's statement (15 July), entitled "Finance Bill (Betting Duty)", on the expected revenue from the tax, and different rates for racecourses and betting offices. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4042 - 4048.Speech notes for WSC's statement (29 July), entitled "Inter-Allied Debts", on the Anglo-French war debt, the Anglo-Italian war debt, and debtor and creditor nations. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4049 - 4058.Speech notes for WSC's statement (31 August), entitled "Coal Trade Dispute (Adjournment)" on possible ways forward in the coal dispute, the chances of new proposals and the results of the strike. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4078 - 4085.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's statement (27 September), entitled "Coal Trade Dispute", on the effect of the negotiations, the mine owners refusing to negotiate, amended Government proposals, and the last chance for an orderly settlement. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4092 - 4101.Speech notes for WSC's statement (8 December), entitled "Coal Trade Dispute (Vote of Censure)" on the 8 Hours Act, allegations of Government partiality towards the mine owners, the obstructiveness of the Labour Party and their aggravation of Trade Union hostility, and the influence of the Soviet Union. Source material includes an extract from a speech by Ramsay MacDonald [leader of the Labour Party] before the General Strike, in support of the miners, with comments. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4113 - 4121.

Dates

  • 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file (125 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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