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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, F - H., 11 Nov 1949 - 24 Dec 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/69A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including Sir James Hawkey, Chairman, W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (8) and "Kath", Kathleen Kemp, Secretary to the Agent (11); M Caparn, Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (5); Richard Whittick, Private Secretary to the Home Secretary (2); [David] Colin Humphreys, Private Secretary, Air Ministry; Thomas Caulcott, Assistant Principal, War Damage Commission (2); John Marshall, Private Secretary, Treasury (2); George Moseley, Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government; Edwin Bayliss, Chairman, North Thames Gas Consultative Council; Arthur Bavin, Private Secretary to the Minister of Health; Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (2); [George] Roy Denman, Assistant Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade; H R Haag, General Works Manager, Frank F Pershke Limited (4); John Gracey, Inland Revenue; 1st Lord Leathers, [Secretary of State for Co-ordination of Transport, Fuel and Power], defending the Transport Bill; Cyril Walker, Director of Housing and Valuer, London County Council (3); John Lockwood, [MP for Romford, Essex]; Reginald Sorensen [MP for Leyton, Essex]; C B Hendy, constituent (4); Frederick Leishman, Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary; Lancelot Errington, Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of National Insurance; John Parkin, Assistant Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow] and Chips Gemmell, WSC's secretaries, and Peter Oates, Edward Cass and David Hunt, WSC's Private Secretaries.Other subjects include: liability for National Service; taxation, housing and pension enquiries; requests for tickets for the House of Commons; entry into the Civil Service; requests for WSC to support various bills in Parliament, including the Foundry Workers' (Health and Safety) Bill; London Transport fare increases; rent control; changes in the land market; shortages in animal feed; commercial television; local school places and fees; invitations for WSC; the use of Japanese assets in Britain for compensation to ex-Japanese prisoners-of-war; private building licenses.Also includes: leaflet from the North Thames Gas Consultative Council on changes to the district committees; Board of Trade memorandum on machinery tariffs.The majority of material in the file dates to 1951 - 1952.


  • 11 Nov 1949 - 24 Dec 1952

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 86-90, 101-104, 111-114 and 396-398, 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 (469 loose folios))

Language of Materials


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