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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - B., 30 Jul 1951 - 29 Jan 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/67A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including Sir James Hawkey, Chairman, and W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (14); Peter Goldman [Head of Home Affairs Section], Conservative Research Department (2); James Allan, Private Secretary, Ministry of Pensions (6); (David) Colin Humphries, Private Secretary, Air Ministry (3); Thomas Caulcott, Assistant Principal, War Damage Commission (4); Herbert Ash, constituent (4); Bernard Lawrence, Chief Education Officer for Essex, on requisitioning land for schools; John Gracey, Inland Revenue; Peter Hudson, Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (2); H Barget, Director, I Barget Limited, furniture manufacturers (4); Mary Baynes, constituent (5); P M Ibbotson, Private Secretary, Ministry of Health (4); Lancelot Errington, Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of National Insurance; John Marshall, Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer; C P Hales, Honorary Poppy Day Organizer, Aldersbrook branch, [Essex] British Legion (4); John Parkin, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; R E Cousens, Chairwoman, Women's Co-operative Guild, Buckhurst Hill [Essex] (4); Stuart Gilbert, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Local Government and Planning. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], WSC's secretaries and David Hunt, WSC's Private Secretary.Other subjects include: the reasons for the Labour Party's popularity; civil and war pension, housing and taxation enquiries; war damage claims; invitations for WSC; London Transport fare increases and advertising, and pay and conditions for the British Transport Police; commercial and private building licenses; Sunday observance; the use of ancillary dental staff; requests for tickets for the House of Commons; Post War Credits; local schools.Also includes: copy of a letter from WSC to 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame and Philip Cunliffe-Lister]; press cuttings; pamphlets on mead-making and the Boys Brigade; memoranda by the Fur Trade Emergency Committee on proposed tax increases on fur; copy of the White Paper on Transport Policy.


  • 30 Jul 1951 - 29 Jan 1953

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 197 - 205, closed for 100 years until 2053 on data protection grounds due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on a potentially living individual.


2 file(s) (2 files (419 loose folios))

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