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(Untitled), 02 Jul 1942 - 21 Sep 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/56B/121-184

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Correspondence between Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons], WSC and Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] on memoranda by Cripps on subjects including: dissatisfaction in Parliament, the vote of censure against the Government and public opinion over progress of war in the Middle East, including leadership, weaponry, research and invention and the RAF; lack of public morale, the direction of the war and need for improved co-operation between the Services, a new war planning directorate, closer co-operation in scientific research and improved administration and new personnel. Impracticality of suggestions outlined by Bridges and WSC; also includes minutes by WSC and Sir Richard Hopkins [Permanent Secretary to the Treasury] on administrative structure and notes by John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, Bridges and Hopkins; and a copy of CHAR 20/56B/120 at folio 140. [See CHAR 20/56B/107-108 for further copy of examination of Cripps's theory of co-operation between the Services and CHAR 20/56B/206-213 for further reaction by Hopkins to Cripps's criticisms on administration].


  • 02 Jul 1942 - 21 Sep 1942

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