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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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Lloyd George’s Insurance Bill 1911, 1911-10 - 1912-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/10
Scope and Contents

Papers against the bill (and later against the act) introduced by David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, including: memoranda on 'Dishonest Finance' and the effect of the bill on different types of Friendly Society; programme of the Amend the Act League, including a speech by LSA pointing out defects in the act, with summary; text of speech by LSA against the bill.

Dates: 1911-10 - 1912-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Maastricht Treaty, 1991-09 - 1992-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 8/75
Scope and Contents

Briefings for, notes and papers of meetings with the Trades Union Congress contact group on the Social Chapter, including copies of correspondence between John Major, Prime Minister, and Norman Willis, General Secretary of the TUC, on the Government’s opt out of the Chapter, and a note from John Eatwell [economic adviser to NK] on the TUC’s Budget submission. Also includes letters from the Federation of Poles in Great Britain and the Polish Solidarity Campaign on visa requirements.

Dates: 1991-09 - 1992-01
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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Maastricht Treaty, 1991-12 - 1992-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 8/76
Scope and Contents

Letter from Michael Howard [Secretary of State for Employment] listing errors in NK’s Parliamentary statement on the Social Chapter, and copy of NK’s speech in the debate on the ratification of the treaty.

Dates: 1991-12 - 1992-05
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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Main volume II: annotated proofs and notes, 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/2/37
Scope and Contents

Subjects include WSC at the Board of Trade and Home Office, Labour Exchanges and the Transvaal constitution.

Dates: 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.
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Main volume II: briefs and notes, 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/2/43
Scope and Contents

Notes by RSC's research assistants Alan Thompson and Robert Taylor. Subjects include: WSC and Free Trade; the Board of Trade; WSC and sweated labour; unemployment insurance and labour exchanges; the Home Office; Ireland.

Dates: 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.
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Minutes of meetings of the Cambridge University Socialist Society and its precursor, Cambridge University Fabian Society, signed, 1911 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.47
Scope and Contents

The records that survive are all minute books with a few items such as publicity leaflets enclosed.

Dates: 1911 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Minutes of meetings of the committee of the Cambridge Fabian Society, signed, 1977-10-02 - 1984-02-05

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.44.1
Scope and Contents

Includes detailed results of elections, lists of committee post holders (at rear) and a 'Handbook and Programme' for Michaelmas Term 1983. The handbook contains a forward by Rt Hon Michael Foot MP, the Chairperson's introduction, a list of officers and of the committee, the programme of speakers and events (to include David Blunkett, later MP) and a transcript of Clause 4 of the Labour Party Constitution.

Dates: 1977-10-02 - 1984-02-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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"Observations on 'The case for and against a legal minimum wage for sewated workers' published by the Women's Industrial Council", 27 April [1908]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/16/13-20
Scope and Contents Includes: observations on "the case for" by Mis B L Hutchins which highlights difficulties with the figures for wages cited in the report and observations on "the case against" by Mrs J Ramsay MacDonald stressing that the experience in Victoria [Australia] should be taken into account with the Trade Boards Bill, specifically the role of Wages Boards and experience of determining wages in the tailoring trade, and discussing minimum wages.Carbon typescript initialled CEC [Clara Collett, Senior...
Dates: 27 April [1908]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11
Scope and Contents The Board of Trade papers contain correspondence, memoranda, printed material and other papers arising from WSC's activities as President of the Board of Trade, a position which he held from 12 April 1908 to 14 February 1910. The papers have been divided into correspondence and subject-based files, and are arranged chronologically.The Board of Trade material covers WSC's routine ministerial duties, as well as the specific issues of the period. These include: state unemployment insurance,...
Dates: 1906 - 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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Official: Board of Trade: Boy Labour: printed papers., 20 Feb 1908 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/27A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: Outline of a National System of Labour Exchanges; an annotated copy of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress report, by Cyril Jackson, on Boy Labour, with a memorandum from the General Post Office on Conditions of Employment of Telegraph Messengers; an annotated copy of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress, volume 1, on procedure, the statistical survey of poor law problems, a historical sketch of the poor laws down to...
Dates: 20 Feb 1908 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Continental Unemployment Insurance and Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers., 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/26
Scope and Contents Includes: a memorandum on Labour Colonies on the Continent, in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Belgium; a memorandum on Insurance and Unemployment in Foreign Countries, including Trade Union unemployed benefit and other forms of insurance in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Italy, Norway and Denmark; notes by William Beveridge [Board of Trade Director of Labour Exchanges] on German Labour Exchanges; memoranda on Strasbourg [Germany, later France] Labour Exchanges;...
Dates: 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/37
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on Labour Exchanges and the army; Thomas Pelham [Assistant Secretary, Harbour Department, Board of Trade] on the good relations between the staff and WSC; James Inglis, General Manager, Great Western Railway; Sir Charles Owens, General Manager, London and South Western Railway; Frank Ree, General Manager, London and North Western Railway; Oliver Bury, [General Manager, Great Northern Railway]; Sir Guy Granet, General...
Dates: 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers., 21 Jan 1909 - 28 Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/35
Scope and Contents Includes: the Labour Exchanges Committee Report; the Labour Exchanges Committee Supplementary Report; Labour Exchanges Outline of a National System; the Labour Exchanges Bill Financial Statement; the Labour Exchanges Act, 1909; the Board of Trade Departmental Committee on Labour Exchange Forms Report; General Regulations made by the Board of Trade on section 2 of the act; Special Rules for Juvenile Applicants; Labour Exchanges General Memorandum; Labour Exchanges General Instructions to...
Dates: 21 Jan 1909 - 28 Jan 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Miners' Eight Hour Bill: notes and papers., 12 Jan 1908 - 16 Nov 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/9
Scope and Contents

Includes: reports on the Northumberland and Durham miners' strikes; General Considerations on the Eight Hours' Day; an opinion by William Brace, miners' representative [Labour MP for South Glamorgan, Wales]; a list of returns on capital invested in coal mines; WSC's speech to the House of Commons on the Eight Hour Bill; the summary of the Miners' Eight Hour Bill Committee report; amendments to the dating of the bill.

Dates: 12 Jan 1908 - 16 Nov 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Trade Boards and Sweated Industries Bills, Home Work Committee: notes and printed papers., 08 Aug 1907 - 15 Mar 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/29
Scope and Contents

Includes: Comparison of Recommendations of the Home Work Committee with the Proposals of the Trade Boards Bill; annotated copies of the 1907 and 1908 Reports of the Select Committee on Home Work.

Dates: 08 Aug 1907 - 15 Mar 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Trade Boards Bill, Sweated Industries Bill: notes and papers., 18 Feb 1908 - 09 Apr 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/16
Scope and Contents Includes: an annotated copy of "The Case for and against a Legal Minimum Wage for Sweated Workers" by the Women's Industrial Council; a memorandum on the Sweated Industries Bill; a memorandum on the Wages Board System in Victoria [Australia]; a memorandum on Civil Service Conciliation or Wages Boards; notes on Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield]'s scheme for dealing with the Unemployed; observations by Clara Collet [Senior Investigator, Board of Trade] on "The Case for and against a Legal...
Dates: 18 Feb 1908 - 09 Apr 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Trades Unions, Unemployment Insurance: notes and papers., 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/24
Scope and Contents

Includes: unemployment graphs from the trades unions, 1899-1909; a memorandum on Unemployment Insurance and the benefits in the principal unions; a memorandum on the growth of the trades unions, with particular reference to unemployment benefit; a memorandum on the influence of the unions on labour exchanges and unemployment insurance.

Dates: 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment in Germany: printed papers., Jan 1907 - 01 May 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/25
Scope and Contents

German papers and booklets on unemployment insurance, including health insurance and employment offices.

Dates: Jan 1907 - 01 May 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment in Germany: specimens of forms., Oct 1908 - 16 Sep 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/23
Scope and Contents

Printed German application forms for unemployment insurance, including forms for: medical treatment; old age and invalidity insurance; the return of contributions on marriage or death.

Dates: Oct 1908 - 16 Sep 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance, Labour Exchanges Bill: notes and papers., 30 Nov 1908 - 11 Sep 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/11
Scope and Contents Includes: annotated notes by WSC on the reduction of unemployment and a draft of the Unemployment Insurance Bill; annotated draft memoranda on Unemployment Insurance: Labour Exchanges; a memorandum on Labour Exchanges; the Financial Statement on the Labour Exchanges Bill; the Labour Exchanges Committee Report on administration, the post office, buildings, staff, expenses, the London Docks estimate and costs; rough notes on the case for Labour Exchanges, the Government proposals, objections...
Dates: 30 Nov 1908 - 11 Sep 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers., 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/1A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: the report of the Departmental Committee on Vagrancy (Volume 1); preliminary notes on proposed Board of Trade legislation, including the Employers' Liability Insurance Companies Bill, the Companies Acts Amendment Bill, the Patent Law Consolidation Bill, the Light Railways Bill, the amendments to the Cheap Trains Act and Life Assurance Companies' Acts and Copyright legislation; memorandums for the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, on subjects including unemployment statistics,...
Dates: 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment: notes and papers., 20 Nov 1908 - 13 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/8
Scope and Contents

Includes: a note by WSC on the need to rearrange the Board of Trade's Labour Department; "Unemployment: A Problem of Industry" by William Beveridge (lectures delivered at Oxford, October - November 1908); "Notes on a Scheme for Unemployed Insurance" by Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield]; "Labour Exchanges and Compulsory Insurance" by Sir Charles McLaren and Harold Cox.

Dates: 20 Nov 1908 - 13 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Conclusions 10 - 15., 06 Mar 1929 - 10 Apr 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/237
Scope and Contents

Includes minutes of Cabinet meetings recording decisions on various subjects including: unemployment and unemployment insurance; immigration from Ireland; petrol prices; foreign affairs in China, Germany, India; the United States and the prohibition treaty; the reduction and limitation of armaments; the proposed Baghdad [Iraq] to Haifa [Israel] railway and pipeline; radium research; the Channel Tunnel; the report of the Commission on East Africa; and the budget.

Dates: 06 Mar 1929 - 10 Apr 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: correspondence., 13 Feb 1911 - 01 Nov 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/25
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on subjects including unemployment insurance, foreign policy and the likelihood of war with Germany (4); Sir Charles Ottley (Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence) on military forces in Ireland; Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes] on discussion of naval estimates; Oliver Locker-Lampson; Sydney Buxton [President of the Board of Trade] on dealings with Portugal; and Sir Edward Grey [Foreign...
Dates: 13 Feb 1911 - 01 Nov 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Distressed Areas Committee., 07 Dec 1928 - 18 Dec 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/219
Scope and Contents Includes notes and correspondence by individuals including: Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education (2); Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] (4); Sir Richard Hopkins, Controller of Finance and Supply Services, Treasury; Sir Arthur Lowry; and Sir James Pearse.Subjects covered include: government assistance; transfer of families; communal feeding; the conditions in mining areas...
Dates: 07 Dec 1928 - 18 Dec 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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