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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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Official: Cabinet: Emergency Business Committee: papers 41 - 76., 13 May 1929 - 28 May 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/242
Scope and Contents

Includes suggested replies to questions put to Conservative candidates on a variety of issues including: disarmament arbitration; war debts and reparations; the Kellogg pact; employment of young people; talking films; tied cottages; service pensions; cruelty to animals; taxation of liquor and policy regarding prohibition; education policy; widows and orphans funds; lunacy reform; co-operative societies; motor taxation; and state aid for the deaf.Also includes a letter from Rupert Howorth.

Dates: 13 May 1929 - 28 May 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Housing Bill: Notes and papers., 1908 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/9
Scope and Contents

Includes: typescript notes on the Housing and Town Planning Act which cover the duties of County Councils regarding sanitation, slum clearance and the provision of new housing for the poor; WSC's manuscript notes on the extent of poverty and appalling housing conditions revealed by [Seebohm] Rowntree's study of conditions in York and a London County Council report on housing for the working classes.

Dates: 1908 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Northern Ireland Unemployment Insurance Committee., 01 Feb 1926 - 05 Feb 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/111
Scope and Contents

Includes: the conclusions of the committee; a draft of the Unemployment Insurance (Northern Ireland Agreement) Bill; a Treasury note on the estimated financial effect of the Unemployment Insurance Agreement.

Dates: 01 Feb 1926 - 05 Feb 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Northern Ireland Unemployment Insurance Committee., 23 Mar 1925 - 05 Nov 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/75
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on unemployment insurance in Northern Ireland, including: minutes and conclusions of the committee; Wilfrid Spender [Head of the Civil Service, Northern Ireland]; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour; the report of the sub-committee on the amalgamation of social services; a draft of the Unemployment Insurance (Northern Ireland Agreement) Bill; Sir James Craig [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, later 1st Lord Craigavon], on unemployment...
Dates: 23 Mar 1925 - 05 Nov 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: notes., Feb 1909 - Apr 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/14
Scope and Contents Includes a programme for the 1909 Parliamentary session and Cabinet papers on various subjects including: Supertax; the taxation of land values; stamp duties; increased death duties; assessment of property owners and the Finances Bill; report of the Poor Law Commission with recommended social reforms such as the classification of the poor and the establishment of labour exchanges; the Dairies (Scotland) bill and agricultural rates; Metropolitan Police finance; the Lake Magadi scheme for...
Dates: Feb 1909 - Apr 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Old Age Pensions: Notes and prints., 15 Apr [1908] - 04 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/5
Scope and Contents

Includes a copy of the 1908 Old Age Pensions Act; 2 papers by "JB" [John Burns, President of the Local Government Board] on the pensions authority; and recommendations by a Cabinet committee for the principles to be observed in framing legislation. Also includes correspondence between officials of the Board of Trade and the Treasury on disqualifications from the act.

Dates: 15 Apr [1908] - 04 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 1 - 19., 16 Jun 1925 - 01 Feb 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/85
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: an extract from a speech by Lord Randolph Churchill on the power of urban landlords; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the supply of coastal defence vessels and submarine mines to the Soviet Union, and on the provisional programme of Board of Trade legislation; Sir Vincent Caillard, director of Vickers Limited, on the supply of arms to...
Dates: 16 Jun 1925 - 01 Feb 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 1 - 39., 27 Jul 1923 - 29 Jan 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/28
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: draft instructions for the British representative at the 25th session of the governing body of the International Labour Office; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on subjects including the export of arms to the Soviet Union, the Merchant Shipping (International Labour Conventions) Bill, the Anglo-German Treaty and British Seamen, the...
Dates: 27 Jul 1923 - 29 Jan 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 21 to 30., Jan 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/153
Scope and Contents Includes: a paper by [Sir Maurice] Hankey [Cabinet Secretary] on the parliamentary programme; a paper on the political parties, personalities and ministers in China; [Sir Hugh] Trenchard [Chief of Air Staff] on aircraft in China; [1st] Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and [Sir Austen Chamberlain] Foreign Secretary on diplomatic relations and communications with the Soviet Union; [4th Lord] Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], Lord Privy Seal, on House of Lords reform; [Sir] Philip...
Dates: Jan 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 31 to 50., Feb 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/154
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: a copy of a speech by King George V on the opening of parliament on relations with foreign powers and civil war in China; [1st Lord] Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] Secretary of State for India, on the Trade Unions disputes bill; [Sir] John Gilmour, Secretary of State for Scotland, on poor relief to miners' dependents and poor law emergency provisions in Scotland; [Sir] Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on the...
Dates: Feb 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 41 - 60., 22 Jan 1925 - 22 Feb 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/87
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford] Home Secretary, on the Lead Paints Bill, the Coroners Bill, the Petroleum Bill, the Legitimacy Bill and the Wild Birds (Protection) Bill; drafts of the above bills; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill; the report of the Bankruptcy Committee; a draft of...
Dates: 22 Jan 1925 - 22 Feb 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 81 - 100., 05 Feb 1926 - 29 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/89
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the emergency supply and transport organization, and licensing hours for clubs; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Secretary of State for India, on appeals from India; a draft of the Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Bill; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor, on appeals to the Privy Council...
Dates: 05 Feb 1926 - 29 Mar 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 81 - 100., 18 Feb 1929 - 27 Mar 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/231
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on mining subsidence, petrol and kerosene prices and the trade outlook and economic situation including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on a Committee of Civil Research report on radium and slum policy; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans,...
Dates: 18 Feb 1929 - 27 Mar 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 101 - 139., 10 Jan 1923 - 05 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/31
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on subjects including higher commands in the Egyptian Army, the political outlook in the Far East, foreign policy and security, and the strength of the Egyptian Army; the decisions of the League council on reports of the investigations into the armaments of ex-enemy countries; Sir Cecil Hurst, Legal Advisor to the Foreign Office, on the armaments of ex-enemy countries; Walter...
Dates: 10 Jan 1923 - 05 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 101 to 114., Mar 1927 - Apr 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/157
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on the trade disputes and Trade Unions Bill and a copy of the draft bill; Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne] Minister of Agriculture and [4th Lord Salisbury, earlier Lord Cranborne] Lord Privy Seal on the landlord and tenant bill; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, and Clement Tryon, Minister of Pensions, on the medical treatment of war pensioners; Sir Philip...
Dates: Mar 1927 - Apr 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 120 - 139., 05 Mar 1926 - 29 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/91
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: the 2nd report of the Iraq Policy Committee; the report of the Imperial Conference (Agenda) Committee; a Ministry of Labour special report on unemployment; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; Sir Gregory Foster, Provost, University College, London, on the retention of the university's Bloomsbury site; a Treasury memorandum on the Irish Free State Agreement; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer; a draft of the...
Dates: 05 Mar 1926 - 29 Mar 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 140 - 179., 29 Jan 1925 - 26 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/32
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on subjects including the loan for the completion of the Benguela [Angola] Railway and the objections of the Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] railway companies, the handling of Dominion affairs by the Colonial Office, moving the Imperial Institute to London University, granting oil concessions in Iraq to the Turkish Petroleum Company and the proposed Washington [United...
Dates: 29 Jan 1925 - 26 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 141 - 150., 07 May 1929 - 24 May 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/234
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: a draft election address by Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, outlining Conservative policies on various issues including the economic situation, agriculture and social reform; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on seamen's terms of employment; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on the oil position in Iraq and the trans-desert pipeline and railway to the Mediterranean; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier...
Dates: 07 May 1929 - 24 May 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 141 to 170., Apr 1927 - May 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/159
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: two special reports on unemployment; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on Italy's interests in Albania, a request for assistance from Portugal, an arms embargo and the supply of arms to Canton [China]; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on unemployment in the coal industry, the inspection of emigrants and the unemployment insurance bill; [4th Lord] Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], Lord Privy Seal,...
Dates: Apr 1927 - May 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 155 - 169., 18 Dec 1925 - 27 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/93
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; the report of the Committee of Imperial Defence on optical glass and instrument industries; a Ministry of Labour special report on unemployment; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on assistance to poor areas; a Ministry of Health memorandum on housing for coal miners; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the...
Dates: 18 Dec 1925 - 27 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 171 to 200., Jun 1927 - Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/160
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: the chiefs of staff on the defence of Wei Hai Wei [China]; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on relations with Iman of the Yemen, the entry of Iraq into the League of Nations, policy on East Africa, the New Hebrides and the political situation in Cyprus; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook including details of...
Dates: Jun 1927 - Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 180 - 200., 30 Jun 1924 - 08 Apr 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/33
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, on the teachers' salary awards of [1st] Lord Burnham [Chairman of the Standing Joint Committees of Education Authorities and Teachers], and on Church Schools; a copy of the Burnham Report; a survey by William Strang [1st Secretary, Foreign Office] on the economic situation of the Soviet Union; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, [later 1st Lord Brentford] Home Secretary, on...
Dates: 30 Jun 1924 - 08 Apr 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 201 - 209., 28 Jan 1925 - 01 May 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/34
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: 1st Lord Peel, 1st Commissioner of Works, on the demolition of Waterloo Bridge [London]; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the Lead Paint (Protection Against Poisoning) Bill; a draft of the Lead Paint Bill; William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech], Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the bequest by Sir Hugh Lane [late Director of the National Gallery, Ireland] of his...
Dates: 28 Jan 1925 - 01 May 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 201 - 234., 28 Jan 1926 - 10 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/95
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; notes on the oil negotiations between Britain, Turkey and Iraq; proposals for the settlement of the miners' strike; Sir Laming Worthington- Evans, Secretary of State for War, on amendments to the Official Secrets Act; 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor, on trade union legislation; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on subjects including the phasing out of...
Dates: 28 Jan 1926 - 10 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 210 - 219., 24 Jan 1925 - 02 May 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/35
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on the Factories Bill and the Washington [United States] Hours Convention; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil], Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on International Labour Policy; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on the position of aliens and immigrants under the Widows and Orphans Bill; the report of departmental representatives on the Conference...
Dates: 24 Jan 1925 - 02 May 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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