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Speeches: General Election Miscellanea., Oct 1949 - Feb 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/29A-C

Scope and Contents

Includes: speech notes and extracts from various speeches made by WSC during the 1950 General Election campaign on subjects including nationalisation, a statement made by [Walter] Higgs in New Zealand, food and petrol rationing, conscription and National Service, the coal and oil industries and home owning; newspaper cuttings; extracts of earlier speeches made by WSC; suggestions for speeches from various individuals including Randolph Churchill on the B B C and a party political broadcast, notes from and copies of speeches made by Duncan Sandys in Streatham [London] on subjects including taxation, the economic situation, wages and food subsidies; notes from Christopher Soames on the Health Service Bill, notes on Scottish affairs; guidance and pamphlets from the Conservative and Unionist Central Office on health care, the Labour party manifesto, Conservative policies (on various issues including Wales) and suggested answers to questions; notes from George Christ [Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Conservative Party] on social services and unemployment; notes of a statement made by Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council and Leader of House of Commons]; extracts from speeches and statements made by [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office], Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd, Clement Attlee [Prime Minister], Sir Stafford Cripps [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; correspondence from various individuals including Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] on the atomic bomb, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier Frederick Lindemann] on the atomic bomb and petrol, Frederick Starling [former Permanent Under Secretary for Petroleum], Woolton, David Butler, Sir Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip], Colonel Patrick Blair, Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of the Woodford, Essex, Conservative Association]; a summary of canvass returns in Essex; and notes and copies of correspondence from "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], and "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC].


  • Oct 1949 - Feb 1950

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3 file(s) (3 files (321 loose folios))

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