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Notes for WSC's speech (19 March, Mansion House, London) on ex-services welfare. Source material includes letter from George Tryon [Minister of Pensions], cutting from the Manchester Guardian, statistics on the scale of losses for various nations in World War I, and suggested headings for WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches V p 5349.Rough notes for WSC's speech (20 April, Mansion House, London, Honourable Company of Merchant Mariners Dinner) on the courage of the merchant service during World War I and the condition of sea trade. Part published: Complete Speeches V p 5358.Notes for WSC's speech (16 June, Conservative Club, Wanstead [Essex]) on the India White Paper. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5373-4.Notes for WSC's speech (26 June, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire India Defence League Demonstration) on the House of Commons Committee of Privileges' report into allegations concerning Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood, Secretary of State for India] and 17th Lord Derby [Member of the Joint Select Committee on the Indian Constitution], the condition of industry in Lancashire, and Indian constitutional reform. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5374-6.Notes for WSC's speech (7 July, ?West Ham Hall, Wanstead, Constituency meeting) on the situation in Germany and the need for a strong British air force, which includes the phrase "We ought to . . . double our Air Force . . . and . . . as soon as possible . . . redouble the Air Force". Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5376-7.Draft press statement by WSC (24 July, London) on the Manchester Chamber of Commerce resolution on the India White Paper. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5381-2.