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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M - R., 14 Apr 1955 - 23 Dec 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/101A-B

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Correspondents include: W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (8); Harold Watkinson, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation; Humphrey Atkins [later Lord Colnbrook, MP for Merton and Morden, Surrey]; D G McCarthy, constituent (8); Alexander Jarratt, Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Fuel and Power; William Reid [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Education] (5); George Christ [Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Conservative Party]; Richard Langridge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Air Vice-Marshal Sir John Cordingley, Controller, RAF Benevolent Fund (2); [Bernard Lawrence], Chief Education Officer for Essex. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Lettice Shillingford [earlier Lettice Marston], Gillian Maturin, Jane Welby and Doreen Pugh ("Puff"), WSC's secretaries and Anthony Montague-Browne, WSC's Private Secretary.Subjects include: housing, including rates and rent control; petrol allowance enquiries; National Health Service pay; protests against hydrogen bomb tests; requests for WSC to vote on various bills in Parliament, including the Opticians Bill; local transport complaints; immigration; education enquiries; cinema entertainment tax; the polio vaccine.Also includes: press cuttings, including an issue of the People's Guardian on the trade union threat; extract from Hansard with a statement by R A Butler, Home Secretary, on refugees from Hungary; annual report of the Royal Wanstead School.


  • Creation: 14 Apr 1955 - 23 Dec 1959

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