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Notes for WSC's speech (18 February, [Grosvenor House, London] British Iron and Steel Federation Annual Dinner) on the state of the iron and steel industry and defence spending. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5827-8.Notes for WSC's speech (22 February, [Porchester Hall] Paddington [London]) supporting the Municipal Reform Party in the London County Council election, criticising local Labour policy and Herbert Morrison [Leader of the LCC]. Source material includes election notes, extracts from Morrison's statements. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5829-30.Notes for WSC's speech (7 March, BBC broadcast) appealing on behalf of feathers clubs, providing amenities for the poor.Notes for and typescript of WSC's speech (30 April, BBC broadcast), entitled "Freedom of Progress for All" in a series on "Responsibilities of Empire", on the factors which bind the Empire together, British constitutional and democratic reforms over the centuries, and naval power. Also includes cuttings from the Listener containing the text of WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5854-5.Notes for WSC's speeches (9 and 11 May, Radio Luxembourg, partly in French) on the coronation [of King George VI, earlier the Duke of York] and his support for the monarchy. Source material includes notes on the idea behind the broadcast and suggestions for the content of WSC's speech.Brief notes for WSC's speech (22 May, Oxford, Ralegh Club) on defending British democracy against totalitarianism.Notes for WSC's speech (25 May, [London, Presidential Address], New Commonwealth Society Luncheon) on collective European security, air defence, stopping the war in Spain, and support for the League of Nations. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5855-6.