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Official: Cabinet: papers 520 - 555., 20 Oct 1923 - 30 Dec 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/22

Scope and Contents

Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: 1st Lord Birkenhead [Secretary of State for India, earlier F E Smith] on the Geneva [Switzerland] Opium Conference; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on the League of Nations enquiry into the dispute between Britain and Egypt; Sir Cecil Hurst [legal advisor to the Foreign Office] on the dispute with Egypt; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour on Trade Board Acts, and a special report on unemployment; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on subjects including an Anglo-Greek Commercial Treaty, the Geneva Opium Conference, the Singapore naval base, and the Anglo-Italian Treaty (East African Territories) Bill; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, on the future status of the Egyptian army, and on the evacuation of the Rhineland [Germany] and, as Chairman of the Unemployment Committee, on assistance to the shipbuilding industry through trade facilities guarantees; Edward Wood, [later Lord Irwin and Lord Halifax], Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, on the Importation of Pedigree Animals Bill and on Imperial Economic Policy; a draft copy of the Importation of Pedigree Animals Bill; a Colonial Office memorandum on the Imperial Economic Conference, 1923; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the future status of the Egyptian army, the economic power of Japan and the situation in Egypt; copies of telegrams from the Governor of the Straits Settlements [later Singapore and part of Malaysia, Sir Laurence Guillemard], the Officer administering the Government of New Zealand [Sir Charles Fergusson] and the Governor-General of Australia [1st Lord Forster] on the Singapore naval base; Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, on the School Teachers (Superannuation) Bill; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary for Scotland, on the Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Bill, and the School Teachers (Superannuation) Bill; a copy of the Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Bill; a summary of the views of the Board of Trade Advisory Council on the Trade Outlook, on subjects including engineering, shipping, textiles, rubber, co-operative societies, banking and overseas trade; copies of telegrams from the Governor-General of the Irish Free State [later Ireland, Timothy Healy], the Governor-General of Australia [1st Lord Forster], the Governor of Newfoundland [Canada] [Sir William Allardyce], the Governor-General of Canada [1st Lord Byng] and the Governor-General of the Union of South Africa [Prince Arthur of Connaught] on Egypt and the Sudan; a copy of the Bill to Approve the Anglo-Italian Treaty (East African Territories); Sir William Joynson-Hicks, [later 1st Lord Brentford] Home Secretary, on the draft convention of the international labour conference on night baking, glass making and workmen's compensation, and on the institution of political prosecutions; Sir Eyre Crowe, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, at the Foreign Office, on the status of British Officers in the Egyptian army; the Governor of Hong Kong [Sir Edward Stubbs] on the naval base at Singapore; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the Milk Distribution (Ascertainment of Costs and Profits) Bill; a draft of the Milk Distribution Bill.Printed index at CHAR 22/23.


  • 20 Oct 1923 - 30 Dec 1924

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