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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: copy., 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/144
Scope and Contents Includes: a copy of the British Gazette; draft copy for the British Gazette, including articles by WSC; a Board of Trade note on food supplies for the British Gazette; reports from Liverpool and Southampton; draft copies of a statement by Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] giving an official guarantee of protection for workers against Union reprisals; extracts from the report of the Coal Commission for the British Gazette; a draft statement by 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert...
Dates: 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and Hansard., 26 Jan 1931 - 12 Mar 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/93A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (26 January), entitled "India - 'A Frightful Prospect'" on poor recent handling of Indian affairs, Indian hopes for Dominion status and a Federal Government, parallels with South Africa and Ireland and the effects of losing India. Also includes an extract from Hansard reporting the debate. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4947 - 4956.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (28 January), entitled "'Cut Its Dirty Throat' - Trade Disputes and...
Dates: 26 Jan 1931 - 12 Mar 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 235 - 259., 13 Jul 1924 - 07 Jul 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/96
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on an enquiry into industrial relations in the United States; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the influx of Soviet money and State companies into London; the report of the Legislation Committee on laws concerning trade unions, and trade unionism in the Civil Service; Sir Warren Fisher, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, on trade...
Dates: 13 Jul 1924 - 07 Jul 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence., 19 Jun 1926 - 31 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/28
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton, President of the Board of Trade] on the level of trade; Abe [Bailey]; Admiral Sir Roger Keyes (6) on subjects including his tax position, the naval officers' marriage allowance, and Admiralty matters; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister]; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India] (2) including one on Indian financial matters; Walter Runciman; Frederick Guest;...
Dates: 19 Jun 1926 - 31 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 301 - 314., 02 Feb 1926 - 13 Aug 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/99
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: the report of the Parliamentary Business Committee; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including liquor smuggling; Sir William Tyrrell [Permanent Under- Secretary of State, Foreign Office] on policy towards the Soviet Union and Japan; the report of the sub-committee of the Imperial Conference (Documents) Committee, on the form of treaties; reports of the...
Dates: 02 Feb 1926 - 13 Aug 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copy of a letter from WSC to "Charlie", 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh], 03 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/28/106-108
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC setting out his thoughts on what owners of mines ought to have done, specifically attending a conference and agreeing to negotiate a national agreement. He criticises the attitude of the owners' representatives and comments on the government's efforts to combat Bolshevism and on the position of the coal owners "It is not the business of Coal Owners as Coal Owners to fight Socialism" and that he (WSC) could not avoid making some criticisms of the coal owners though...
Dates: 03 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Legislation Committee (Trade Union Bill): papers 9 - 17., 25 May 1926 - 26 Jul 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/132
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the Trade Unions, including: Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on Trade Unionism in local authorities; the draft report of the committee; a draft of the Trade Union Bill; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on the secret ballot; draft clauses on Trade Unionism in the Civil Service and local authorities, and the ballot; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on his meeting with representatives of the...
Dates: 25 May 1926 - 26 Jul 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes., 09 Feb 1927 - 06 Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/79
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (9 February), for the debate on the address on the programme of Government legislation, the Trade Unions Bill, the situation in China and Britain's attitude to the Soviet Union. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4140 - 4148.Speech notes for WSC's Budget statement (11 April), on the effects of the General Strike and coal dispute, revenue (1926-1927) and expenditure (1926-1928), post-war Government departments, the National Debt, war debts, the sinking fund,...
Dates: 09 Feb 1927 - 06 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/40-49
Scope and Contents Notes marked "confidential" concerning the imminent danger of sympathetic strikes created by a "new force" in trade unionism and the spread of the concepts of sympathetic strikes and of a general strike. Suggestions to avoid this possibility include: compulsory arbitration; the power to report after investigation; the establishment of a Permanent Industrial Commission; and consultation on the steps which should be taken in the event of a general strike. Typescript with handwritten...
Dates: c 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Treasury: correspondence., 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/101
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Dominions] (2); Sir Thomas Davies MP on road relief; Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue] on his health; Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] (3) on subjects including him giving an interview to John Bull magazine; Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Herbert Spender-Clay MP; 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg, Lord Chancellor]; Sir Austen Chamberlain...
Dates: 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 14 Jul 1926 - 26 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/78
Scope and Contents Print and partial typescript of WSC's speech (14 July, Lord Mayor's Banquet, Mansion House, London), entitled "War Debts" on the mysteries of finance, the need for a stable currency and economy, the settlement of France's debt and the whole principle of war debts, the effects of the coal dispute and Trade Union involvement in politics. Also includes a press cutting from the City Press reporting the banquet. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4038 - 4042.Typescript and speech notes for WSC's...
Dates: 14 Jul 1926 - 26 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury, 1924 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18
Scope and Contents The Treasury papers contain correspondence, minutes, tables, printed reports, and other papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Chancellor of the Exchequer, a position held from November 1924 to June 1929. The papers have been divided into general correspondence, WSC's outgoing minutes, and subject-based files and are arranged chronologically.The Treasury material covers WSC's ministerial duties as Chancellor, including the annual production of the budget,...
Dates: 1924 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Treasury: correspondence., 11 Jan 1926 - 16 Jul 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/27
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries] (2) including one on agricultural policy; Sir Robert Burton-Chadwick [Parliamentary Secretary, Board of Trade]; Sir James Craig [later 1st Lord Craigavon, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] and Hugh Pollock [First Minister of Finance for Ulster, Ireland] (2) on the Northern Irish unemployment fund; Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of the Air Staff] on air force economies; Neville...
Dates: 11 Jan 1926 - 16 Jul 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/12/10-11
Scope and Contents

Notes concerning the widespread industrial unrest including observations on the following subjects: the threat posed by trade unionism; the concepts of sympathetic strikes and the general strike; and the lack of control in the event of a railway strike. Suggestions are made for a meeting between the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] and large industrial employers or the establishment of a committee. Manuscript on the notepaper of the Board of Trade.

Dates: [1911]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 15 Aug 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/76
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Letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/77.

Dates: 15 Aug 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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Policy Review: industrial legislation, 1989-03 - 1990-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/10
Scope and Contents Includes: text of a statement by Tony Blair on the social charter and the rights of people at work; note by Michael Meacher, employment secretary, and Eddie Haigh, Assistant General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, on the People at Work review group and legislative protection for the unions; notes on Labour’s policy on union immunity; note by Lord Irvine [legal and home affairs spokesman] on weaknesses in the Review on strike ballots and secondary action; draft note on...
Dates: 1989-03 - 1990-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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(Untitled), 15 Aug 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/77
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. See CHAR 12/10/76.

Dates: 15 Aug 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 201 - 234., 28 Jan 1926 - 10 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/95
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; notes on the oil negotiations between Britain, Turkey and Iraq; proposals for the settlement of the miners' strike; Sir Laming Worthington- Evans, Secretary of State for War, on amendments to the Official Secrets Act; 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor, on trade union legislation; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on subjects including the phasing out of...
Dates: 28 Jan 1926 - 10 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 360 - 379., 21 Jun 1926 - 09 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/103
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: 1st Lord Cecil [of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil], Chancellor of the Duchy ofLancaster, on compulsory arbitration in international disputes; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary for Scotland, on the Police (Appeals) Bill, and poor relief for miners' dependants; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on loans for poor relief in areas affected by the miners' strike; a Ministry of Labour special report on unemployment; Sir...
Dates: 21 Jun 1926 - 09 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/77A-B
Scope and Contents Typescript for WSC's speech (3 January, Wolfe Dinner, Westerham, Kent) on the achievements and prosperity of Canada.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (20 January, Chamber of Commerce Dinner, Leeds, Yorkshire), entitled "National Finance", on the increase in national expenditure and necessity for cuts, particularly in education, on the changing funding system for local authorities, electricity development, the coal subsidy and averting a coal dispute, and the general improvement in...
Dates: 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 03 Mar 1919 - 15 Dec 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/57
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (3 March) on army estimates, demobilisation, the formation of a regular army, British forces in Russia and the enforcing of peace terms on Germany. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 2674 - 2692.Speech notes for WSC's statement (29 May) on using the army for strike-breaking and sending volunteer forces to Russia. Source material includes a note on the current situation of Admiral Alexander Kolchak [leader of anti-Bolshevik forces], and extracts from a...
Dates: 03 Mar 1919 - 15 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Papers relating to trade unions, May 1979-January 1982, 1979-05 - 1982-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/174
Scope and Contents Part 1: includes copy of briefing note to MT from 'J.P. [James Prior MP, Secretary of State for Employment]', "... how I have it in mind to handle our proposals for industrial relations legislation", 14 May 1979 Part 2, 1980: includes note for MT from Ian Gow MP (her Parliamentary Private Secretary) on "Steel Strike", 17 January 1980; paper by Lord (Peter) Thorneycroft (Chairman, Conservative Party) on "The unions and public opinion", January 1980; and paper...
Dates: 1979-05 - 1982-01
Conditions Governing Access: Part 1 opened in February 2010, part 2 in March 2011; part 3 in March 2012; and part 4 in March 2013 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence W-Y., Jan 1938 - Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/50
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (6); Geoffrey Lloyd [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office] on ARP; Sir Edward Warner on the Connaught Hospital, Walthamstow [London]; Loftus Wigram on the Coal Bill; Lord Esme Gordon-Lennox [Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain] on a visit to the Houses of Parliament by constituents; Frederick Wooding, Secretary of the Royal Wanstead [Essex] School, formerly the Royal Infant...
Dates: Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, R - S., 21 Aug 1950 - 17 Dec 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/72A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including Sir James Hawkey, Chairman, on subjects including the rebuilding of a local school (14), W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (14) and "Kath", Kathleen Kemp, Secretary to the Agent (4); M E Blackman, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (7); Bernard Atha, Education Officer, RAF Chigwell [Essex] (3); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 21 Aug 1950 - 17 Dec 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 70 - 72, 90 - 91 and 330 - 336, closed for 75 years until 2028 on data protection grounds, due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on potentially living individuals.
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-C., Oct 1951 - Jul 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/127A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Reid, Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Scotland] on WSC's visit there in 1952; David Pitblado [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden] (3); Frank Glaves-Smith [Principal Private Secretary to President of the Board of Trade]; Konrad Adenauer [Federal Chancellor of Germany]; Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar [later 1st Lord Inchrya, British Ambassador to West Germany]; John Perrin, [Principal] Private Secretary to Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and...
Dates: Oct 1951 - Jul 1962
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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