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Social reform

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 316 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 14 Mar 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/63
Scope and Contents Letter from Samuel Smethurst [president of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers of Great Britain and Ireland] (Coldhurst House, Longsight, Oldham, [Lancashire]) to WSC referring to his forthcoming meeting with WSC and enclosing and commenting on three documents on unemployment insurance [see CHAR 2/51/64-73]. Mentions his letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] before the general election on amendments to the land tax clauses in the Finance Bill in...
Dates: 14 Mar 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Mar 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/64
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 06 Mar 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/65-66
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 28 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Mar 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/67-73
Scope and Contents

'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.

Dates: 09 Mar 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Apr [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/11
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith ([Permanent Secretary to the] Board of Trade) to WSC commenting on the syllabus [?of the National Conference on the Prevention of Destitution] and stressing that nothing should be said to throw doubt on the Government's assurances that labour exchanges are voluntary. He does not think that the conference will be a suitable place to expound the Government's unemployment insurance scheme in detail. Reports that labour exchanges are thriving in...
Dates: 29 Apr [1911]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/52-53
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 03 Jul 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Jul 1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/57
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: [Jul 1911]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Jul [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/60
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 30 Jul [1911]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Aug 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/57/34
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 31 Aug 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), Aug 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/57/35-41
Scope and Contents

Memorandum on labour exchanges and unemployment insurance. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/57/34.

Dates: Aug 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/197B/175
Scope and Contents Letter from Wilson Harris [Editor of the Spectator] (The Spectator, 99 Gower street, London, WC1 )to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] requesting permission to quote from some of WSC's letters in J A Spender's papers in his forthcoming biography of Spender. He states that the letters are, "so far as I remember", pre-1914, and that the most interesting one was written while WSC was on a tour of the Nile [Egypt] in 1907 describing the prospects for democracy and outlining the...
Dates: 02 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/207/44
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 24 May 1945
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), 04 Oct [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/94-95
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 04 Oct [1911]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Oct 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/96-99
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 04 Oct 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 May 1911 - 01 Sep 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/107-114
Scope and Contents

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".

Dates: 22 May 1911 - 01 Sep 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Unknown

(Untitled), 21 Mar 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/193A/85-116
Scope and Contents Draft copy of speech notes for WSC's broadcast on post war plans including: his illness; India; the difficulty of forecasting post war expenditure; anticipation of victory against Germany and Japan; the need for a 4 year plan; the Beveridge report; WSC's conviction of the need for social reform; agriculture; public health; education; unemployment. Extracts from the draft [unused] notes include criticism of Gandhi's fast and of the Beveridge report. Carbon typescript with annotations by...
Dates: 21 Mar 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/1/2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: [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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(Untitled), 1909 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/1/3
Scope and Contents Report entitled "The Feeble-Minded: A Social Danger" and marked "confidential" based on an address delivered in May 1909 by Dr A F Tredgold (one of the medical advisors to the Royal Commission on the feeble-minded). The report includes discussion of: the estimated numbers of mental defectives in England and Wales; genetic causes of mental deficiency; the theory of national degeneracy; solutions including sterilisation of the "unfit" and the establishment of colonies. Address delivered in May...
Dates: 1909 - 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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(Untitled), 05 Sep 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/2/84-85
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 05 Sep 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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(Untitled), 23 Oct 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/3/17
Scope and Contents

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".

Dates: 23 Oct 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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(Untitled), c 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/3/55
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to an un-named addressee concerning the naval estimates, which are described as extraordinarily high but mainly attributable to exceptional circumstances. WSC argues that the estimates should not delay the establishment of a general system of National Insurance against unemployment, sickness and invalidity; nor the implementation of provisions for widows and orphans; and should not "disturb with fresh taxation the great social and financial settlement...
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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(Untitled), 10 Feb 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/39
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 10 Feb 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), 16 Feb 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/40
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from [WSC] to Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] concerning the King's objection to his letter describing events in the House of Commons and discussion of the "Right to Work" Bill [see CHAR 12/9/39]. He says that he had not intended to give the impression that he supported this bill and that, having received a letter from Lord Knollys expressing the King's views and wishes, he will continue to write letters to the King describing the events of the House of...
Dates: 16 Feb 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), 13 Feb 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/41
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to King George V concerning the King's displeasure with his letter describing events in the House of Commons and discussion of the "Right to Work" Bill [see CHAR 12/9/39]. He points out that he had not been guided as to the expectations of the King and that by including his own opinions he was following the style he had adopted in such letters to King Edward VII. He asks to be relieved of the duty of writing such letters in view of the summaries of...
Dates: 13 Feb 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), 14 Feb 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/42-43
Scope and Contents Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC acknowledging receipt of his letter [see CHAR 12/9/41]. He explains that the King was displeased at WSC's apparent support of the "Right to Work" Bill, and comparison between tramps and "idlers and wastrels at the other end of the social scale"; and feels that this expression of WSC's personal feelings was inappropriate. He adds that this was also the view of King Edward VII, and that he could show WSC...
Dates: 14 Feb 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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