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Official: Cabinet: Naval Programme Committee: Correspondence., 30 Jul 1927 - 20 Feb 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/175

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Correspondents include: [Sir] Charles Parsons on armoured and unarmoured ships; Sir Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary]; William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty replying to various suggestions by WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to reduce the naval estimates by means including postponing the construction of cruisers (15); Sir Maurice Hankey on the Washington conference and statements by Lord Balfour on cruiser construction (2); Christopher Bullock [Principal, Air Ministry] on cruiser strengths; Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] Attorney General on the implications of the Geneva conference on the reduction and limitation of armaments; Sir Roger Keyes; and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] (3).Includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above (including several to Bridgeman marked "not sent") and to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin; "Fred" [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith, Chairman of the Naval Programme Committee]; and Sir Richard Hopkins.Also includes: Admiralty papers objecting to cuts in funding; a paper on the 1927-28 cruiser programmes; a list of effective cruisers in the British empire; a committee report on cruisers and draft conclusions; extract from a report on cordite, torpedoes and personnel requirements; a newspaper cutting on a statement made by [1st] Lord Jellicoe; and internal Treasury correspondence.


  • Creation: 30 Jul 1927 - 20 Feb 1928

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