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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and Hansard., 26 Jan 1931 - 12 Mar 1931

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/93A-B

Scope and Contents

Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (26 January), entitled "India - 'A Frightful Prospect'" on poor recent handling of Indian affairs, Indian hopes for Dominion status and a Federal Government, parallels with South Africa and Ireland and the effects of losing India. Also includes an extract from Hansard reporting the debate. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4947 - 4956.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (28 January), entitled "'Cut Its Dirty Throat' - Trade Disputes and Trade Unions (Amendment) Bill" on the power and new political aspect of the unions, their part in the General Strike, the political levy and legalizing the General Strike. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4956 - 4966.Notice of WSC's question in the House of Commons (17 February) on sending the Secretaries of State for India [William Wedgwood Benn, later 1st Lord Stansgate] and the Dominions [J H Thomas] to India.Speech notes for WSC's speech (18 February), entitled "Unemployment Insurance (No 2) Bill" on inflationary proposals by David Lloyd George [Leader of the Liberal Party] to combat unemployment, the Wall Street Crash, and worldwide economic depression caused by upheavals in China, India and the Soviet Union. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4975 - 4982.Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 March), entitled "India" on recent policy for India, framing the new constitution of the All-India Federation, the settlement of the Salt Law, the rise of Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress Party, the Conservative Party's non-participation in the Round Table Conference in India, future negotiations and WSC's own reputation as an advocate of force. Also includes a copy of Hansard reporting the debate. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4991 - 5003.

Dates

  • 26 Jan 1931 - 12 Mar 1931

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 bound files (145 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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