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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - E., 01 Apr 1951 - 30 Dec 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/68A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including Sir James Hawkey, Chairman (5) and W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (10); P M Ibbotson, Private Secretary, Ministry of Health (6); Alfred Bavin, Private Secretary to the Minister of Health; (David) Colin Humphries, Private Secretary, Air Ministry (2); Peter Hudson, Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation; Bernard Civval, constituent (5); Peter Goldman [Head of Home Affairs Section], Conservative Research Department; Thomas Caulcott, Assistant Principal, War Damage Commission (3); Cyril Walker, Director of Housing and Valuer, London County Council; George Moseley, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government (2); Henry Jenkyns, Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer; C M Edwards, constituent (5); Graeme Finlay [MP for Epping, Essex]; John Marshall, Private Secretary, Treasury. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by CSC and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Lorna Cowper and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries and David Hunt, WSC's Private Secretary.Subjects include: local schools; housing and pension enquiries; requests for tickets for the House of Commons; the removal of transport licenses; cuts in the issue of the London telephone directory; war damage claims; Civil Service redundancies; the local house-building programme; invitations for WSC; taxation, including tax on the fur trade; the use of ancillary dental workers; requests for WSC to support various bills in Parliament, including a motion in favour of equal pay for women Civil Servants.Also includes: a Ministry of Health note on cancer research; copies of letters from (John) Michael Parker, Private Secretary to [Prince Philip], Duke of Edinburgh [earlier Philip Mountbatten], and a representative of the Medical Research Council on cancer research; County Council election literature; press cuttings, including a cutting from the Daily Graphic on an attack by WSC on Herbert Morrison, Foreign Secretary and his Middle Eastern policy; memorandum sent by the Purchase Tax Joint Standing Committee of the Paper, Printing and Stationery Trades to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the removal of the tax from stationery; note from the Conservative Research Department on equal pay for women.


  • 01 Apr 1951 - 30 Dec 1952

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 122 - 124 and 226, closed for 75 years until 2028 on data protection grounds due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on potentially living individuals.


2 file(s) (2 files (437 loose folios))

Language of Materials


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