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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I-Z., Oct 1947 - May 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/43

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Frederick Mummery, Assistant Secretary, Woodford Conservative Association (14); Enoch Powell and Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head] of the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat; L D Baynes of the War Office (4); [Christopher] Fogarty [Assistant Principal] HM Treasury; A E Hine, Private Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Service (4); [Arthur] Drew [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] (2); constituent Lawrence Yardley (4). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretary Penelope Wall.Subjects covered by the file include: appeals and complaints by constituents in a variety of areas, including car provision, housing, war damaged property, national service, transport and railway development, petrol and fuel supplies, tax, benefits, compensation, and training; comments by constituents on various national and international issues, including the purchase tax, Iraq [earlier Mesopotamia], the Merthyr Tydfil [Glamorgan, Wales] Bill, pigeon food, nationalisation, and police pay; requests to visit the House of Commons; requests for WSC's assistance with a local club and for him to autograph books.Also includes: Automobile Association circular letter from Secretary Edward Fryer on petrol rationing; British Transport Commission notice to quit for constituent; paper from the Proprietary Association; cuttings on increased council rents.


  • Creation: Oct 1947 - May 1948

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 49-61 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2045.


1 item(s) (1 file (254 loose folios))

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