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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, H-Z., Dec 1948 - May 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/50

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Correspondents include: constituent D R Harding (4); H J Backwell, Deputy Regional Petroleum Officer, Ministry of Fuel and Power (8); [Derek] Stephen [Assistant Principal] War Office; Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (5); Percy Cohen [Joint Director] of the Conservative Research Department (3); [Anthony] Ridge, [Principal Private Secretary to the Postmaster General]; [Stanley] Fingland, Private Secretary, British High Commission, India; Sir James Hawkey, Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association; [Robert] McAlpine [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Penelope Wall, Monica Graham, and "L M M" [Lettice Marston, later Lettice Shillingford].Subjects covered by the file include: comments by constituents on various national and international issues, including the Hairdressers' Bill, animal welfare, licensing laws, pensions, football pools, and purchase tax; appeals and complaints by constituents in a variety of areas, including housing and land development, petrol allowances, sentencing, war damaged property, national insurance and pensions, uniform allowances, telephone provision, passport eligibility, teachers' pay, transport, military service, and naturalisation; requests for WSC or CSC to attend local events or hold honorary positions; requests for House of Commons tickets and a visit to Big Ben; request to draw WSC and for his autograph.Also includes: pamphlet entitled "The Overseas Business of British Insurance"; poems from a constituent; memorandum from the Purchase Tax Joint Standing Committee of the Paper, Printing, and Stationary Trades; Wanstead [Essex] and Woodford Civil Defence Association papers.


  • Creation: Dec 1948 - May 1949

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