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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 01 Feb 1943 - 31 Mar 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/193A-C

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (21 March) on post war plans including: his illness; the difficulty of forecasting post war expenditure; anticipation of victory against Germany and Japan; the need for a 4 year plan; the Beveridge report; WSC's conviction of the need for social reform; agriculture; public health; education; unemployment. Extracts from the draft [unused] notes include criticism of Gandhi's fast and of the Beveridge report. See CHAR 9/193A/85-116 for description of draft notes. Also includes correspondence from: Robert Barrington-Ward [editor of The Times]; 1st Lord Croft; John Winant; Roy Harrod; R A Butler, Minister of Education; James Stuart [Government Chief Whip]; Oliver [Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] Minister of Production; 1st Lord Keynes (6); Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] (3); William Jowitt, Minister without Portfolio; Denis Rickett [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Production]; and Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information]; notes and copies of correspondence from Francis Brown [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC], Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC], John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC], "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Private Secretary to WSC], John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] and Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC]; offprints of the Times reporting the speech; extracts from press comment on the speech and notes on public reaction in Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6755-65.


  • 01 Feb 1943 - 31 Mar 1943

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3 file(s) (3 bound files (353 folios))

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