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Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes., 01 Jun 1937 - 21 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/124

Scope and Contents

Notes for WSC's speech (1 June) on the finance bill, taxation, and objecting to the method of raising the proposed National Defence Contribution. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5857-67.Notes for WSC's speech (15 July) supporting the government and objecting to the opposition motion of censure on non-intervention in Spain. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5870-4.Notes for WSC's speech (19 July) expressing his concern about the mounting of heavy howitzer cannons near Gibraltar, suggesting the issue is raised with General Franco, and warning of the dangers of German and Italian agents in Britain. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5874-9.Brief notes for WSC's speech (20 July) approving agreements supplementary to the Anglo-German naval treaty. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5880-5.Notes for WSC's speech (21 July) opposing the plan to partition Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state as being too vague and because of the potential for confrontation. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5885-8.Notes for WSC's speech (16 November) supporting the Air Raid Precautions Bill, and on the dangers of incendiary bombs, but stressing the delays in the introduction of the Bill. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5900-3.Notes for WSC's speech (21 December) entitled "Dictators and the Covenant" on Lord Halifax's [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Lord President of the Council] visit to Germany, the delicacy of the European situation, the need for continued close relations with France, and supporting the Covenant of the League of Nations. Also includes additional notes on the situation in the Far East. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5906-10.


  • 01 Jun 1937 - 21 Dec 1937

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