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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence P-R., Jan 1948 - Dec 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/70A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Habib Rahimtoola, High Commissioner for Pakistan, on the supply of military stores by India; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Speaker of the House of Commons] (6); Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Baronne Pessonne de Sennevoy on [Marshal Henri] Petain; Victor Raikes on basic petrol abolition; 1st Lord Wavell and 1st Lord McGowan on Professor Phillips of Johannesburg University [South Africa]; James Pitman on his reporting remarks by WSC; "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] on polls; Robert McAlpine [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Enoch Powell (2); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] on an extract from Pravda (2); Jean Nunn, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Press; David Price-White; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (2); H Procope, former Finnish Foreign Minister, on his attending the Hague [Netherlands] Pan-European Conference and on Soviet-Finnish relations (2); representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including John Profumo (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; James Reid on leaving the House of Commons; 1st Lord Broadbridge [earlier Sir George Broad-bridge] (2); Osbert Peake [later 1st Lord Ingleby]; David Parry, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London; Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat (3); N P Lester, Town Clerk of Hastings [Sussex] (4); Kenneth Witney, Private Secretary (Home Office); Sir Frederick Wells, Lord Mayor of London; R A Butler and Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd (joint letter) on Conservative Research Department finances; Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams (2); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Malcolm Stoddart-Scott on the Ripon [Yorkshire] parliamentary division; 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] on the National Liberal Forum; Laurence Helsby [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Sir Waldron Smithers (2); Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries: Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Grace Hamblin, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; and William Deakin [WSC's literary assistant].Other subjects include: the position of Lord Pakenham [later 7th Lord Longford] as Minister of Civil Aviation; the boundary commission and the Representation of the People Bill, particularly its effect on the City of London; remodelling the Parliamentary war memorial; pensions; the NHS in Scotland; the British Nationality Bill; parliamentary procedure; obtaining WSC's signature; recording WSC's voice; Rhodesian [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] affairs; proposed changes to income tax, social security and industry; the Liberal Party; the royal birth [Prince Charles]; alleged left-wing bias at the BBC; Soviet wives of British servicemen.Also includes copies of: material concerning the parliamentary war memorial, including names for inclusion and plans; copy of a letter from James Griffiths, Minister of National Insurance; various cuttings; speech by Antonio Salazar [Premier of Portugal]; British Nationality Bill material; Hansards (11 and 31 May 1948); "Through Pakistan and Afghanistan" by [Morgan] Philips Price; official statement on personal income, costs and prices; drafts of House of Commons questions; "The Proletariat of Westminster" by Cross-Bencher of the Sunday Express; the Recorder; material concerning the Representation of the People Bill, including "The City and Parliament" by Broadbridge and Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat papers; Rhodesian industrial association report; "New Deal" material, including pamphlets on Rhys Williams' proposals; Attlee's address on the royal birth; transcript of a BBC programme, "The Soviet view".

Dates

  • Jan 1948 - Dec 1949

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 files (365 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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