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Debate on the Address, 03 Nov 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/52A/1-44

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) for the debate on the address, on subjects including: the forthcoming royal tour of the Commonwealth and Empire; the timing of the next General Election and the general length of Parliaments; constructive and non-partisan politics; housing policy, including new building and repair of existing property; reducing restrictions and controls on agriculture, increasing food production and retaining food subsidies; changes in the international situation, including negotiations to end the Korean War, the death of Stalin and possible changes in the attitude of the Soviet Union; hopes for a 4-Power Conference; the development of atomic weapons as a deterrent against war.Typescript speaking notes laid out in "psalm" style to aid delivery. Annotated in red ink by WSC and also in black ink by ?a secretary. Filing envelope present.


  • Creation: 03 Nov 1953

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Copyright: WSC and Crown


44 folio(s)

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