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Official: Treasury: correspondence., 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/101

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Correspondents include: Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Dominions] (2); Sir Thomas Davies MP on road relief; Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue] on his health; Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] (3) on subjects including him giving an interview to John Bull magazine; Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Herbert Spender-Clay MP; 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg, Lord Chancellor]; Sir Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary]; [1st Lord Craigavon, earlier Sir James Craig, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland]; John Gretton MP; [1st Lord Stamfordham, earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V] on Prince George [the Duke of York, later King George VI] leaving the navy because of health problems, the need to justify his salary of £10,000 per annum, and the unprecedented decision to find him a position within the Foreign Office (3); Harold MacMillan MP [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); Thomas Jones [Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet]; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister]; John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Chairman of National Savings Committee]; Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord Mount Temple, Minister of Transport]; Lord Knebworth [Edward Lytton].Also includes copy letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] and Lord Stanley [Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party]; note of an interview with Calvin Coolidge [President of the United States] by Samuel Ratcliffe.Other subjects include: the Empire Marketing Board; a parliamentary answer on the Irish Privy Council; payments to Irish loyalists; the betting tax; unemployment; the 1929 budget; honours for individuals who assisted during the General Strike.


  • Creation: 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929

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