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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: Treasury, 1924 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18
Scope and Contents The Treasury papers contain correspondence, minutes, tables, printed reports, and other papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Chancellor of the Exchequer, a position held from November 1924 to June 1929. The papers have been divided into general correspondence, WSC's outgoing minutes, and subject-based files and are arranged chronologically.The Treasury material covers WSC's ministerial duties as Chancellor, including the annual production of the budget,...
Dates: 1924 - 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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Official: Treasury: Budget 1925-1926: Customs and Excise memoranda, Treasury memoranda and tables, used in the production of the Budget., 1924 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/7
Scope and Contents Includes memoranda, notes and letters from Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise]; Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance, Treasury]; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury]; 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V]; Sir William Mitchell-Thomson [later 1st Lord Selsdon, Postmaster-General and Chief Civil Commissioner].Also includes copy letters and notes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to: Prime...
Dates: 1924 - 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence., 08 Jan 1925 - 26 Jun 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Fabian Ware (2); 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] on European disarmament (2); Lord Eustace Percy [President of the Board of Education]; Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on colonial trade matters (4); Frederick Leith-Ross [British representative on Finance Board] of the Reparation Commission; J Coudurier de Chassaigne (2); 1st Lord Midleton; Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord...
Dates: 08 Jan 1925 - 26 Jun 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence., 01 Jul 1925 - 28 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Morrison, Secretary of the London Labour Party, on unemployment; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] on disarmament; Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord Mount Temple, Minister of Transport]; 1st Lord Weir (3) including one on industrial relief; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Francis Curzon [later 5th Lord Howe] on naval officers' marriage allowance; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] (2)...
Dates: 01 Jul 1925 - 28 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence from WSC (carbon copies)., 09 Nov 1924 - 30 Dec 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/2
Scope and Contents Recipients include: Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] (5); Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, (6) on subjects including expenditure on Iraq and Palestine; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India]; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War]; Ronald McNeill [later 1st Lord Cushendun, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, (4) on subjects including marriage licenses for...
Dates: 09 Nov 1924 - 30 Dec 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC (carbon copies)., 17 May 1925 - 31 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/11
Scope and Contents Recipients include: 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture]; Home Secretary [Sir William Joynson Hicks, later 1st Lord Brentford] (2); Secretary of State for War [Sir Laming Worthington-Evans] (2); Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (8); President of the Board of Trade, Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton] (5); John Pease [later 1st Lord Wardington, Chairman Lloyds Bank]; Austen Chamberlain...
Dates: 17 May 1925 - 31 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC (carbon copies)., 10 Jan 1926 - 21 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/29
Scope and Contents Recipients include: President of the Board of Trade, Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton] (3); F Stanley Jackson [Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party]; Count Guiseppe Volpi [Italian Minister of Finance] (2); Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord Mount Temple, Minister of Transport] (2); Sir Robert Horne [later 1st Lord Slamannan]; Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (4); Sir James Craig [later 1st Lord Craigavon, Prime Minister...
Dates: 10 Jan 1926 - 21 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC or James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (carbon copies)., 01 Jul 1925 - 28 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/10
Scope and Contents Recipients include: Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] (2); Sir Sydney Chapman [Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade] on safeguarding of industries; Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] (6) on subjects including the trade union political levy and the Colonial Office reorganisation; Lord Wodehouse [later 3rd Lord Kimberley]; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton, President of the Board of Trade]; Peter Larkin [Canadian High Commissioner to...
Dates: 01 Jul 1925 - 28 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence on block grants., 15 Jul 1927 - 22 Dec 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/63
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] (3); Lord Eustace Percy [President of the Board of Education]; Alfred Hurst (2) and Edward Hale [Treasury]; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services, Treasury] (2).Also includes: details of a parliamentary answer by Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin, from Hansard].Subjects...
Dates: 15 Jul 1927 - 22 Dec 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence on rating relief., 04 Jun 1927 - 18 Nov 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/64
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Alfred Hurst [Treasury] (5); Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] (4); Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services, Treasury] (2); Edward Hale [Treasury]; Lord Eustace Percy [President of the Board of Education]; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury]; Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer].Also includes copy letters and minutes from WSC...
Dates: 04 Jun 1927 - 18 Nov 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence on state pensions., 12 Dec 1924 - 20 May 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/19
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence from: Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour]; Cuthbert James MP; Edward Wood [later Lord Irwin and Lord Halifax, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries]; Sir Alfred Watson [Government Actuary]; and minutes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance] and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer].Subjects include: details of the new scheme for unemployment insurance and pensions,...
Dates: 12 Dec 1924 - 20 May 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: papers and correspondence on block grants., 20 Aug 1926 - 25 May 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/62
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Alfred Hurst [Treasury] (5); Sir George Barstow [Controller of Supply Services, Treasury] (3); Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] (2); Lord Eustace Percy [President of the Board of Education] (3).Also includes: Cabinet Committee on Block Grants papers, including its composition and terms of reference, memoranda by WSC (2), Percy (2), Chamberlain (2), and Home Secretary [Sir William Joynson Hicks, later 1st Lord Brentford], conclusions of meetings, reports, and...
Dates: 20 Aug 1926 - 25 May 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals., 21 Jan 1928 - 01 Mar 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/86
Scope and Contents Includes memoranda, letters, minutes and notes by WSC and: Alfred Hurst [Principal Assistant Secretary, Treasury] (7); President of the Board of Trade, Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton]; 1st Lord Weir; Thomas Jones [Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet]; Sir Arthur Robinson [Secretary to Ministry of Health]; Minister of Health, Neville Chamberlain; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer].Also includes:...
Dates: 21 Jan 1928 - 01 Mar 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals., 27 Mar 1928 - 24 Apr 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/89
Scope and Contents Includes memoranda, letters, minutes and notes by WSC and: Lord Eustace Percy [President of the Board of Education] (2); Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; officials of the National Chamber of Trade, including James Clark and Sir William Perring; Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; the Secretary of State for the Dominions, Leo Amery; Alfred Hurst [Principal Assistant Secretary, Treasury] (5); Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier...
Dates: 27 Mar 1928 - 24 Apr 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes., 16 Nov 1924 - 24 Dec 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/3
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary]; Sir George Barstow [Controller of Supply Services]; Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]; Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne, Financial Secretary]; Sir Russell Scott [Controller]; Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance]; Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 16 Nov 1924 - 24 Dec 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes., 01 Jan 1925 - 19 Sep 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/12A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance]; Sir Richard Hopkins [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir George Barstow [Controller of Supply Services]; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary]; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]; Financial Secretary [Walter Guinness, later 1st Lord Moyne]; Sir Horace...
Dates: 01 Jan 1925 - 19 Sep 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 24 Nov 1942 - 28 Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/11
Scope and Contents Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: a forecast of the arrival of American forces in Britain; enemy strength in Tunisia, including notes by General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC]; over- optimism on post-war conditions; Sir William Beveridge's report on social security; demands on shipping by overseas cereal requirements; the ringing of church bells; telegrams between WSC and Stalin on Soviet-Polish relations; Jewish immigration into Palestine,...
Dates: 24 Nov 1942 - 28 Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Pamphlets, 1953 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 6/2/1
Scope and Contents

Subjects include the Trades Union Congress, Conservative Party, House of Lords and pension reform, also including correspondence with Sir Tufton Beamish on "One Europe".

Dates: 1953 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Policy, 1950's, 1953-01 - 1957-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/2
Scope and Contents Minutes, papers and correspondence of the Conservative Policy Study Group on subjects including: education (including memorandum by 2nd Lord Hailsham, [Minister of Education, earlier Quintin Hogg, later Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone]); agriculture; industrial policy; national insurance; taxation; defence regulations; social services; pensions; nationalised industries; the structure of the Social Services Ministries; the People's League for the Defence of Freedom and the Middle Class...
Dates: 1953-01 - 1957-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Policy, 1950's: Insurance, 1952-03 - 1953-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/4
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on National Insurance, including: reports and minutes of the National Insurance Policy Sub-Committee on the finances of the National Health Service and National Insurance, on benefits (with comments by the Ministry of National Insurance), National Assistance and overlapping benefits, allowances and pensions; memorandum by Peter Cropper, Conservative Research Department, on the investment of National Insurance funds by the National Debt Office; cost of living survey...
Dates: 1952-03 - 1953-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence., 04 Jan 1905 - 29 Jun 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 4/3
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: T W Killick of the Free Trade League (2); Fred Burn of the Manchester Liberal Federation on WSC's engagements and initiation as an Oddfellow (14); Sir Ernest Hatch (3); James Southern (4); B I Belisha (3); Sir Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer about the distraint of goods at the Grand Hotel, Manchester for non-payment for taxes; John Kidger about income tax policy (5) and John Petro (3).Other subjects include: the selection of Edgar Pearson as election...
Dates: 04 Jan 1905 - 29 Jun 1905
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - Z., 07 Mar 1950 - 19 Mar 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/63A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including Sir James Hawkey, Chairman, and C C Worsdell, Secretary and Agent (5); Cyril Walker, Director of Housing and Valuer, London County Council; George Beck, Bishop of Brentwood [Essex], on London housing problems and the provision for Catholic churches on London housing estates (5); Richard Stokes, Minister of Works, on churches for housing estates; Henry Brooke [later Lord Brooke of Cumnor], London County...
Dates: 07 Mar 1950 - 19 Mar 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 83 - 85, closed for 75 years until 2027 on grounds of data protection due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on potentially living individuals.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - D., 15 Apr 1951 - 16 Dec 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/76A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (17); Peter Hudson, Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport (5); [Margaret] Barbara Sloman [Assistant Principal], Treasury; Stuart Mallinson; Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; Arthur Hockaday, Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty; Stuart Gilbert, Private Secretary to the Minister of...
Dates: 15 Apr 1951 - 16 Dec 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 199 - 203 and 269 - 273, closed for 75 years until 2029, and folios 79 - 83, closed for 100 years until 2054, on grounds of data protection due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on potentially living individuals.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, F - H., 19 Feb 1951 - 18 Oct 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/93A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (9); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (2); Robert Armstrong, [later Lord Armstrong of Ilminster], Private Secretary [to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Gordon Downey [Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (3); W E Forsyth, constituent (4); Robert Pittam, Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Maurice Dean,...
Dates: 19 Feb 1951 - 18 Oct 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, T., 17 Jun 1952 - 04 Nov 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/89
Scope and Contents Includes: letters of protest from local teachers on an increase in contributions to teachers' pensions, and requests for WSC to oppose the Teachers (Superannuation) Bill. Also includes correspondence from: [Walter] Leonard Allinson [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Education] (3); [Margaret] Barbara Sloman [Principal], Treasury; notes and copies of correspondence by Lettice Shillingford [earlier Lettice Marston], WSC's secretary.Other subjects include: a taxation enquiry;...
Dates: 17 Jun 1952 - 04 Nov 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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