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Empire Industries Association: minutes, memos, bulletins, 1942-12 - 1947-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/10

Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence, including: issues of the Association bulletin; print of a speech by LSA as President of the Association, given at an Empire Unity Campaign meeting; trade and unemployment statistics, 1929-35; memorandum by LSA on Association policy, particularly economic nationalism, the effect of the American system and the worldwide depression, links between trade and employment and protection of British and Empire industry and agriculture; statement by the Association on the Washington Loan Agreement; memorandum submitted to the Conservative Committee on Industrial Policy on the Washington Loan; facts and figures on trade under Imperial Preference; memorandum on the importance of British Preferences to the Empire sugar, wines and spirits, canned and dried fruit, coffee and tobacco industries; minutes of meetings; papers on amalgamation with the British Empire League.

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Croft, Chairman of the Association, on post-war tariffs, the importance of keeping control of Britain's monetary system, recruitment for the Association, meetings and a suggested merger with the Imperial Industries Club (3); Effie, Lady Selsdon, on others with an interest in Imperial Preference, such as [Leonard] David Gammans, [Joseph] Arthur Rank and Sir Ernest Cooper; Walter Elliot; E Tatham, Secretary of the Association (8); R A Butler, Conservative Research Department, on having an organisation within the party for Imperial affairs, and also on Conservative policy on Imperial Preference and protection; [Hugh] Fletcher Moulton, Secretary of the Imperial Industries Club, suggesting a merger with the Association.


  • 1942-12 - 1947-12

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

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Former / Other Reference

Box 171

Finding aid date

2004-02-04 16:52:38.013000+00:00

Repository Details

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