Found in 316 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from W J Sutherland (National Association of Master House Painters and Decorators of England and Wales Incorporated, 26 Oxford Road, Manchester) to J W White urging that representations be made to the Government in favour of the merger of workers' compensation with unemployment and invalidity insurance. Sent with CHAR 2/51/63.
Letter from Samuel Smethurst [president of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers of Great Britain and Ireland] (Koh-i-Noor House, Kingsway, London) to WSC (Home Office) transmitting his committee's resolution that the building trade is in urgent need of relief from the rapidly increasing premiums for workers' compensation insurance. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/51/63.
'Extract from a paper entitled "national insurance against sickness, invalidity and unemployment." Read by Mr G H Wright, (secretary, Birmingham Master Builders Association) at the Midland Centre Conference of Secretaries, held at Birmingham'. Annotated typescript.
Letter from WSC to Baron de Forest wishing him luck in his electoral contest in West Ham [London] and explaining the value of the National Insurance Bill. Pledges that the Government will not give up its struggle with the House of Lords now that it has reached "the last round." Typescript copy annotated and signed by Edward Marsh.
Notes by WSC for a message referring to Land Reform and National Insurance in support of the candidature of Cecil Harmsworth for the Luton Division of Bedfordshire.
Letter from Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith ([Permanent Secretary to the] Board of Trade) to WSC reporting that David Lloyd George has told him that the future of the National Insurance Bill is in a critical position and asking WSC to help to insure that part 2 of the bill is not postponed in order to get part 1 through.
Letter from C F Ray (Board of Trade) to WSC enclosing a memorandum on labour exchanges and unemployment insurance [see CHAR 2/57/35-41]. Signed typescript.
Memorandum on labour exchanges and unemployment insurance. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/57/34.
Letter from Sir William Jowitt [later Lord Jowitt, Minister of National Insurance] (6 Carlton House Terrace, London) to WSC placing his office at WSC's disposal; and giving details of the progress in Parliament of the Family Allowance Bill and one to substitute a new system of Workmen's Compensation. Signed manuscript.
Notes of two [Parliamentary] questions which ask whether WSC will act to withdraw or modify Clause 55 of the National Insurance Bill and its effects on Friendly Societies, or will support an amendment to the clause concerning medical benefits. Manuscript annotated "Repeated to Dawson". See CHAR 12/10/96-99.
Letter from J W A Dawson (Treasury Chambers) to Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] including observations and suggested replies to two [Parliamentary] questions concerning the National Insurance Bill and its effect on Friendly Societies. Signed typescript. See CHAR 12/10/94-95.
Timetable of Parliamentary business including allocation of Parliamentary days to individual bills and a schedule of the days for discussion of the National Insurance Bill at Committee stage. Typescript annotated "Very confidential. Please return to Chief Whip".
Letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Cabinet enclosing a report of an address on the feeble-minded [see CHAR 12/1/3] delivered in May 1909 by Dr A F Tredgold (one of the medical advisors to the Royal Commission on the feeble-minded). The report is recommended by WSC as it summarises the "serious problem to be faced" which is the subject of a draft Bill.
Letter from Sir Hubert Llewellyn-Smith [Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade] (Board of Trade) to [WSC] covering various issues including; the reception given to his speech on unemployment insurance; his opinion of proposals by the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] to combine legislation on unemployment and invalidity insurance; and consideration of suggestions for altering the law on imprisonment for debt. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] (28, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster [London]) to WSC expressing his agreement with WSC's plans for prison reform and treatment of tramps (with special provision for those who may be converted into "industrious citizens") and saying that these measures might be well-suited to the 1911 Parliamentary session. Signed manuscript annotated "public".
Copy of a letter from WSC to King George V describing events in the House of Commons, including discussion of the "Right to Work" Bill, and WSC's opinions that public works could be used to combat the effects [on unemployment] of fluctuations in trade and that there are "idlers and wastrels at both ends of the social scale". Manuscript in the hand of Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to the King].
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