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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 13 Jul 1943 - 21 Apr 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/198A-B

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's speech (29 March) on "a matter of confidence" relating to the deletion of a clause from the Education Bill which would accept equal pay for male and female teachers and an ensuing vote of no confidence. Subjects covered include: the strength of British democracy and the House of Commons and the principle of equality between the sexes. Includes note that the speech was not delivered. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6916-7 (part).Speech notes and Hansard copy of WSC's speech (21 April) on empire and commonwealth unity entitled "The future of the empire" including: war policy; Imperial Preference; the formation of the Atlantic Charter; and the cohesion of the empire in wartime. Also includes correspondence from: [Henry] James [Scrymgeour] Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee]; James Stuart [Government Chief Whip] (2); Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions]; Eleanor Emery [Assistant Private Secretary to Lord Cranborne]; notes and copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC], John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] and "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow]; and extracts and galley proofs from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6918-24.


  • Creation: 13 Jul 1943 - 21 Apr 1944

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