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(Untitled), 29 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/36/50-51

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Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] agreeing that Harold Tennant should replace Sir Hudson Kearley at the Board of Trade and enclosing the report of the trade unionists who went to Germany to study unemployment insurance and labour exchanges. Advocates following the German example with a large programme of social legislation to underpin existing voluntary agencies; in particular: labour exchanges and unemployed insurance, infirmity insurance, a programme of state afforestation and road-building, the modernisation of the Poor Law, state control of railway amalgamation, compulsory education until the age of seventeen. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh.


  • Creation: 29 Dec 1908

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume II, Part 2, pp.862-4

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