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Official: Cabinet: papers 201 - 234., 28 Jan 1926 - 10 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/95

Scope and Contents

Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; notes on the oil negotiations between Britain, Turkey and Iraq; proposals for the settlement of the miners' strike; Sir Laming Worthington- Evans, Secretary of State for War, on amendments to the Official Secrets Act; 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor, on trade union legislation; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on subjects including the phasing out of unemployment relief grants; instructions to British delegates to the International Labour Conference; the report of the Committee on the Medical Branches of the Armed Forces; 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], the Lord Privy Seal, on the need for a new industrial policy; the report of the Lane Bequest Committee (the bequest of Sir Hugh Lane, late Director of the National Gallery, Ireland, of his pictures to the National Gallery, London); Arthur Cook, General Secretary, Miners' Federation; the reply of the Miners' Federation to Government proposals; the reply of the Mining Association to Government proposals; George Lane Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on the need to import foreign coal; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Chairman of the Supply and Transport Committee, on the import of foreign coal, and as Home Secretary, on the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill, and the coal strike; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on an attempt by a Miss Gibson to assassinate Benito Mussolini; Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne], Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, on the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease from meat imports, and power alcohol from sugar beet; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, on the Lane Bequest; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary; 1st Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran], High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan, on the small chance of Saad Zaghlul [President of the Chamber of Deputies, Egypt], dethroning King Fuad; a draft of the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill; 1st Lord St Davids [earlier Sir John Philipps], Chairman of the Unemployment Grants Committee, on the phasing out of unemployment relief grants; George Tryon, Minister of Pensions, on the constitutional position of the British Legion; the report and conclusions of the Imperial Conference Documents Committee; minutes of the Committee of Imperial Defence on the reduction and limitation of armaments; 1st Lord Cecil [of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil], Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on the composition of the League of Nations Council; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade; extracts from the minutes of the Board of Trade Advisory Council, with reports on the effects of the coal strike on different industries, with industry representatives including Sir Arthur Dorman, President of the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers, John Baker, of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation, Sir Arthur Balfour [later 1st Lord Riverdale], Chairman of High Speed Alloys Limited, Sir Cecil Budd, Chairman of the London Metal Exchange, Sir Philip Nash, Chairman of the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company Limited, Arthur Hollins, Financial Secretary of the National Society of Pottery Workers, Sir Alan Anderson, Ex-President of the Chamber of Shipping, Sir Max Muspratt, President of the Federation of British Industries, Stanley Machin, President of the Association of the British Chambers of Commerce, and Sir Herbert Walker, General Manager of Southern Railway; the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] on the agenda for the Imperial Conference; Timothy Healy, Governor- General of the Irish Free State [later Ireland], on the Lane Bequest; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on London accommodation for the King's sons; [Sir Francis Humphrys], British Minister Plenipotentiary at Kabul [Afghanistan], on the dispute between the Afghans and the Soviet Union over the island of Urta Tagai [in the River Oxus].Printed index at CHAR 22/106.


  • Creation: 28 Jan 1926 - 10 Jun 1926

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (122 folios, including pamphlets))

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CP 201 (26) - CP 234 (26)

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