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Social reform

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 316 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 09 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/63
Scope and Contents

Letter from George Barnes (House of Commons) to WSC asking him to use his influence to get a day set apart for the introduction of the Unemployment Insurance Bill.

Dates: 09 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Oct 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/57-58
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) complaining on the heavy financial burden imposed on the building industry by unnecessary claims under the Workmen's Compensation Act and expressing the wish that similar abuses should be guarded against under the proposed scheme of unemployment insurance. Signed typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/46/56.

Dates: 26 Oct 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/72
Scope and Contents

Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC asserting that only if social reform were financed from taxation would people appreciate its true cost.

Dates: 03 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 [Nov 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/96
Scope and Contents

Letter from Robert Harcourt (House of Commons) to WSC suggesting that Sir Robert Price present the Minority Report on the Poor Law as a private member's bill. Annotated that WSC thinks a debate on the report could be a good thing.

Dates: 23 [Nov 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Oct 1909 - 15 Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/64
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 19 Oct 1909 - 15 Jan 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/48/4
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 15 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Feb [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/48/21
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 19 Feb [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/48/22
Scope and Contents Letter from 2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell to WSC regretting WSC's move from the Board of Trade but expressing pleasure at his promotion [to the office of Home Secretary]. Hamilton has found it interesting to represent the Board of Trade in the House of Commons and is particularly proud of helping to pass the Trade Boards and Labour Exchanges Bills. Refers to his grandfather's involvement in the foundation of Robert Owen's Orbiston Community near Glasgow [Scotland] [in 1825] and sends a book...
Dates: 23 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jan 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/2-3
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] praising him for his leadership during the general election campaign and considering the present political situation. He asserts that the restriction of the House of Lords' veto must be the pre-requisite for any co-operation between the Government and the Tories on reform of the Lords and any other issue, and that the Government should have no hesitation in creating 500 new peers if necessary. After the veto has been...
Dates: 03 Jan 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jan 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/7-13
Scope and Contents Letter from W H Shaw, port steward of the British Yukon Navigation Company (White Horse, Yukon Territory, Canada) to WSC praising him, David Lloyd-George and the Government generally for their measures "for the benefit of the struggling masses." He describes: the poor living conditions he experienced in Huddersfield [Yorkshire] before leaving about 27 years earlier and their bad effects on morality and on the fitness of men enlisting for the Army; his approval of the Government's land reform...
Dates: 08 Jan 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jan 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/16
Scope and Contents

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.".

Dates: 08 Jan 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jan 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/25-27
Scope and Contents Letter from William Beveridge [later Lord Beveridge] (Labour Exchanges, Central Office, Caxton House, Westminster, [London]) to WSC on: the effect of the Workmen's Compensation Act on unemployment; the scheme of registering at the Labour Exchange boys employed as golf caddies to ensure that they move into more suitable jobs when they become available; the general function of Labour Exchanges of ensuring that light work is done by aged or injured workers rather than by fitter ones; the recent...
Dates: 18 Jan 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Mar 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/40
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 07 Mar 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/41
Scope and Contents

Proof programme of the National Conference on the Prevention of Destitution. Printed. 15,[1p. Sent with CHAR 2/51/40.].

Dates: 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Mar 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/42
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 08 Mar 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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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), Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/43/27
Scope and Contents

Printed circular from the majority of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress to parliamentary candidates criticising the proposals for the break-up of the Poor Law made by the minority of the Commission.

Dates: Jan 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 May 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/34/19
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sidney Webb [later Lord Passfield] (41 Grosvenor Road, Westminster Embankment, [London]) to WSC enclosing his scheme of Poor Law reform [not present] for use in the consideration of the old age pension scheme, and evidence taken before the Poor Law Commission relating to unemployment.

Dates: 13 May 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar [1916]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/73/11-14
Scope and Contents

Report of the fortieth meeting of the Government Committee on the Prevention and Relief of Distress. Two typescript copies.

Dates: 15 Mar [1916]
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), 24 Oct 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/20/79
Scope and Contents

Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham- Fiennes] (86 Eaton Terrace, Eaton Square [London]) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], asking if it would be possible for Elspeth Beardmore [later Elspeth, Lady Invernairn] to launch a ship from the Beardmore Yard on the Clyde and commenting on WSC's progressive attitude.

Dates: 24 Oct 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

(Untitled), 13 Dec 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/2/62-71
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, explaining his efforts to have a settled financial policy and discussing increased navy estimates and his calculations that they are higher than suggested. He argues that armaments expenditure paralyses government policy in social and industrial reform, tax reduction and borrowing and warns that accepting the navy estimates will lead to electoral defeat; that the Admiralty is preoccupied with unfounded and unlikely threats from...
Dates: 13 Dec 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

(Untitled), 28 Nov 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/7/89-94
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, marked "most secret" relaying a conversation with Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] about including the costs of widows and old age insurance in the budget; balancing relief to the direct taxpayer; meeting the cost of war pensions; the timing of implementing Chamberlain's Insurance Bill; establishment of a committee of experts to consider insurance; housing and funding for building "Weir" steel houses; and support for...
Dates: 28 Nov 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

(Untitled), 23 Apr 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/7/150-164
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from the Chancellor of the Exchequer [WSC] to King George V about his budget proposals. He explains that the budget has two main objectives: to provide security for the wage earning population against misfortune and to encourage the "enterprise of the nation" by remission of income taxes; that the 1925 budget is based on tax revenue of £826 million set against expenditure of £799.5 million; proposals to increase estate duty and taxes on luxury goods and to re-introduce the...
Dates: 23 Apr 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Oct 1912 - 22 Oct 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/10/85
Scope and Contents

Note from Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC] to Alfred Rutter, Director of Greenwich Hospital, asking about [naval pensions]; annotated by Rutter on two specific cases for Greenwich Hospital Pensions.

Dates: 18 Oct 1912 - 22 Oct 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Mar 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/164/103-104
Scope and Contents

Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC arguing that recent by-election results suggest that David Lloyd George's economic policies appeal more to agricultural than to urban districts, which is serious for the prospects of the Conservative Party, and suggesting that the Government should respond with a programme of slum clearance, further amalgamation of social services, a revival of trade facilities and development of the Empire.

Dates: 25 Mar 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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