Cabinet Office Indexes to Prime Minister's Speeches in the House of Commons
Scope and Contents
The collection chiefly consists of indexes to Prime Minister's speeches in the House of Commons, but also includes an index to pledges made by the Prime Minister and an index to Prime Minister's parliamentary questions.
- Creation: 1919 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection is Crown copyright. Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the collection should obtain prior permission from Her Majesty's Stationary Office, Copyright Section, St Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BQ.
Biographical / Historical
The Cabinet Office was set up in 1916 (under the auspices of Maurice Hankey who was Cabinet Secretary 1919-38) to serve as the secretariat for the Cabinet (the committee of senior Government Ministers responsible for controlling overall government policy) and is responsible for arranging meetings, distributing meeting papers and preparing minutes and reports. The Cabinet Office, although not responsible for carrying out Cabinet decisions, had co-ordination functions during the Second World War.
4 archive box(es) (4 archive boxes (17 volumes))
Language of Materials
The collection has been arranged chronologically.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
As the collection comprises volumes in their original bindings, please ensure that a book rest is used to support the volumes.
Other Finding Aids
The collection has been catalogued and hard copies of the catalogue are available for consultation in the Reading Room at Churchill Archives Centre and at the National Register of Archives in London.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in two stages. CBNT 1/12 was deposited in October 2001 and the remainder of the collection was deposited in December 2002 by Tessa Stirling, Head of the Cabinet Office's Historical and Records Section.
This collection level description and catalogue was prepared by Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre in March 2003. Information about the administrative history was obtained from the Public Record Office's website http://www.pro.gov.uk.
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