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Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes., 02 Jan 1926 - 14 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/30A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise]; Sir George Barstow [Controller of Supply Services]; Sir Richard Hopkins [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; Sir Russell Scott [Controller]; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary]; Financial Secretary [Ronald McNeill, later 1st Lord Cushendun]; Alfred Hurst; Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance]; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour]; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton, President of the Board of Trade]; 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne, Lord Privy Seal]; J Ellis Barker; Sir Percy Thompson [Deputy Chairman Board of Inland Revenue]; 1st Lord Bearsted [earlier Sir Marcus Samuel]; Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]; Sir Alfred Watson [Government Actuary]; William Graham-Harrison [Second Parliamentary Counsel to Treasury]; Sir James Masterton-Smith.Also includes minutes by Niemeyer.Subjects include: unemployment insurance; discussion of various tax and duty matters, including death duties, income, betting, and motor taxes; research expenditure; estimates for various government branches and the armed forces, and details of expenditure; civil service matters; the shipbuilding industry; safeguarding of industries; Chinese affairs; matters concerning the Economy Committee; grants for Australia; inter-allied debt; budgetary matters; a Treasury clerk selling secrets to the press; WSC's relationship with Fisher; matters concerning the coal strike and the General Strike.


  • 02 Jan 1926 - 14 Dec 1926

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (336 folios))

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