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Official: Cabinet: papers 140 - 179., 29 Jan 1925 - 26 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/32

Scope and Contents

Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on subjects including the loan for the completion of the Benguela [Angola] Railway and the objections of the Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] railway companies, the handling of Dominion affairs by the Colonial Office, moving the Imperial Institute to London University, granting oil concessions in Iraq to the Turkish Petroleum Company and the proposed Washington [United States] Conference on the limitation of naval armaments; the report of the Trade Facilities Act Advisory Committee to the Colonial Office on the Benguela Railway; Sir George Grahame [British Ambassador to Belgium] on the bearing of the railways in the Belgian Congo [later Zaire, then the Democratic Republic of the Congo] on the Benguela line; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary for Scotland, on the School Teachers' (Superannuation) Draft Bill and the Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Bill; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, on the National Health Insurance (Navy, Army and Air Force) Fund Bill, and the Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill; WSC [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir George Barstow, Controller of Supply Services, on accommodation at London University; Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary], on negotiations in Geneva [Switzerland] concerning subjects including the British refusal to enter into an Anglo-French or Anglo-Franco-Belgian security pact, the danger to France from Germany, the dispute between Poland and Danzig [Gdansk, Poland], whether Poland should form an alliance with Germany, and on Germany and Belgium; 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor, on reform of the House of Lords; 4th Lord Salisbury, [earlier Lord Cranborne] the Lord Privy Seal, on the management of licensed premises; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Lord Stamfordham [Private Secretary to the King, earlier Arthur Bigge]; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the outlook for trade and coal retail;the summary of the Board of Trade Advisory Council on the trade outlook, on subjects including engineering, shipbuilding, iron and steel, coal, shipping, textiles, overseas trade, finance, railways and unemployment; a draft of the School Teachers' (Superannuation) Bill; Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, on the new Bloomsbury site for London University, and on the position of Church Schools; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on licensing reform, the Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Bill, the Night Clubs Bill and the Wild Birds Protection Bill; George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on coal retail and the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Bill; Edward Wood [later Lord Irwin and Lord Halifax], Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, on hop import duty; 1st Lord Peel, 1st Commissioner of Works, on moving the Imperial Institute to London University; the report of the interdepartmental committee on proposed disciplinary amendments to the Army and Air Force Acts; a draft of the Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on the Public Health Bill, 1925; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on subjects including unemployment insurance and the 26th session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Office; a special report on unemployment by the Ministry of Labour; an extract from the report of the Tanganyika [later Tanzania] Concessions Limited on the completion of the Benguela [Angola] Railway; a draft of the Night Clubs Bill; a draft of the Wild Birds Protection Bill; the Governor-General of Canada [1st Lord Byng] on the proposed Washington [United States] Naval Conference; the Governor-General of Australia [1st Lord Forster] on the naval conference; the Governor-General of New Zealand [Sir Charles Fergusson] on the naval conference; the Governor-General of the Union of South Africa [1st Lord Athlone, earlier Alexander Cambridge] on the naval conference; the Governor-General of the Irish Free State [later Ireland], [Timothy] Healy, on the naval conference; the Governor [Sir William Allardyce] of Newfoundland [Canada] on the naval conference; "B" [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith]. Cabinet paper 167 not present.Printed index at CHAR 22/48.


  • Creation: 29 Jan 1925 - 26 Mar 1925

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