Found in 316 Collections and/or Records:
Report of the fortieth meeting of the Government Committee on the Prevention and Relief of Distress. Two typescript copies.
Report of the thirty-ninth meeting of the Government Committee on the Prevention and Relief of Distress.
Letter from James Stuart [Government Chief Whip] to WSC, passing on congratulations from MPs and ministers on his recent broadcast [10 May] and parliamentary opposition to the Beveridge plan [? of social insurance].
6 Jan 1910 15 Jan 1910 Cuttings from the Dundee Advertiser [Angus, Scotland]: remarks and speeches by WSC in Dundee [Angus, Scotland] on women's suffrage and old age pensions. With covering note. 8 pieces.
Letter from William Royle (Elmwood, Rusholme, [Manchester]) to WSC on the satisfaction of WSC's friends in the Manchester area over his appointment as Home Secretary. Hopes WSC will still be able to pursue the schemes for invalidity and unemployment insurance.
Letter from Robert Harcourt (Malwood, Lyndhurst, [Hampshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Home Secretary] but adding that he could have produced a "Poor Law Revolution" had he stayed at the Board of Trade. Thanks him for helping with his campaign in Arbroath [Forfarshire, Scotland].
Letter from Robert Chalmers (Board of Inland Revenue) to Edward Marsh reporting that the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] did not in 1909 favour the exemption of estates from estate duty for 25 years because the loss of revenue could not be afforded "in these spacious days of social reform.".
Letter from Robert Harcourt (House of Commons) to WSC enclosing a programme of the forthcoming National Conference on the Prevention of Destitution [see CHAR 2/51/41] and inviting WSC to come and speak at it on the broad issues of social reform.
Proof programme of the National Conference on the Prevention of Destitution. Printed. 15,[1p. Sent with CHAR 2/51/40.].
Letter from WSC (Home Office) to [Robert] Harcourt stating that he is attracted by the idea of speaking at the National Conference on the Prevention of Destitution but that he wishes to talk to Harcourt first. Initialled typescript copy.
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.