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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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Speeches: speech notes., 03 Jun 1947 - 16 Aug 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/13A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (3 June, House of Commons) on India and the transfer of power including: the need for agreement of all parties and the likelihood of unrest. Source material includes: a paper on government policy regarding Indian independence and partition. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7499-500.Speech notes for WSC's speech (4 August, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire) at the West Country Conservative Rally entitled "A Doctor's Mandate" including: criticism of the...
Dates: 03 Jun 1947 - 16 Aug 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 10 Sept 1947 - 28 Oct 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/14A-F
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (10 September, International Congress of Physicians, Guildhall, London) on the medical profession and scientific advances in which he reflects on previous speeches made by Sir Edward Grey and 1st Lord Morley of Blackburn. Also includes a report from the Lancet on WSC's speech and the reply to it made by 1st Lord Moran and papers about the meeting. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7521-3.Speech notes for WSC's speech (27 September, Royal Wanstead Schools,...
Dates: 10 Sept 1947 - 28 Oct 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., May 1945 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/15A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (5 November 1947, House of Commons) on Burma including: the agreement made in 1945; the need for development of a constitution in Burma; protection for the frontier tribes; criticism of the Labour government's proposed bill granting full independence; and the cases of U Aung Sang and U Saw. Source material includes: a copy of the bill granting independence to Burma; a statement of government policy on Burma (May 1945) and a Hansard copy of a debate on Burma...
Dates: May 1945 - Dec 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 22 Oct 1945 - 26 Apr 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/17A-G
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (8 March 1948, House of Commons) on navy estimates including: the absence of enemies at sea; the importance of the navy to sustaining the British empire; criticism of the Labour government's secrecy about their naval policy and naval estimates; previous mistakes in naval policy; the scrapping of ships; and his experiences as First Lord of the Admiralty. Source material includes: notes from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC] and "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady...
Dates: 22 Oct 1945 - 26 Apr 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 07 May 1948 - 28 May 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/18A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (7 May, The Hague [The Netherlands]) at the Congress of Europe entitled "The grand design" including: the progress of European integration and support from the United States for the Marshall Plan; the origins of European unity and the “Grand Design” of King Henry IV of France; the importance of “forgetting the hatreds of the past”, of mutual economic and military aid, closer political unity and maintaining progress; the speech he made at Zurich [entitled "The...
Dates: 07 May 1948 - 28 May 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 10 Jul 1948 - 30 Jul 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/20A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (10 July, Woodford [Essex]) at an open air constituency meeting entitled "A new parliament" on subjects including: praise for Sir James Hawkey as Chairman of the Woodford Conservative Association; the strength of the Conservative Party; his involvement with social policy; the National Health service; the need to oppose communism; the possibility of war with the Soviet Union; the Labour government's economic policy; and the pledges of the Conservative Party. Also...
Dates: 10 Jul 1948 - 30 Jul 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Speech notes., Jan 1949 - 01 Apr 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/24A-E
Scope and Contents Includes speech notes for WSC's speech (31 March, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston [United States]) entitled "The twentieth century - its promises and its realisation" on subjects including: the teaching of engineering and science in the United Kingdom contrasted with the situation in the United States; the role of science and the use made of scientific discoveries for military purposes; Great Britain's hopes for the twentieth century; WSC's early political career and...
Dates: Jan 1949 - 01 Apr 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 01 Jun 1949 - 17 Aug 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/26A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (1 June, Kensington Town Hall [London]) on receiving the freedom of the Borough of Kensington including: his memories and experience of Kensington; its history and contribution during World War II and his descent from John, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7824-5 (part).Brief manuscript notes for WSC's speech (26 June, Savoy Hotel [London]) at the 1922 Committee Luncheon.Speech notes for WSC's speech (5 July, Sikorski Institute,...
Dates: 01 Jun 1949 - 17 Aug 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Speech notes., 16 Jan 1950 - 28 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/30A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's party political broadcast (21 January) for the Conservative Party entitled "The Conservative Point of View" on subjects including: the importance of voting and of the election; criticism of socialism and the principle of state control; the rejection of socialism in New Zealand and the United States; the need to establish basic standards of living and counter unemployment; Labour government expenditure; the importance of food production; economic affairs; and social...
Dates: 16 Jan 1950 - 28 Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 04 Feb 1950 - 09 Feb 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/31A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's election address (4 February, Town Hall, Leeds [Yorkshire]) including: criticism of the Labour government's economic policy and manifesto; party politics and the numbers of candidates fielded by the Liberal Party; quotes by [Clement] Attlee [Prime Minister] on socialism; the rejection of socialism in Canada, Australia and New Zealand; nationalisation and its effect on the coal industry; the planned nationalisation of the steel industry; the continuation of rationing;...
Dates: 04 Feb 1950 - 09 Feb 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 02 Mar 1935 - 12 Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/115A-B
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (21 March, Albert Hall, London, India Defence League Demonstration) entitled "Dead as Mutton" on the Government of India bill and his misgivings about the National Government. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5557-8.Notes for WSC's speech (26 September, City Carlton Club Luncheon, London) on German rearmament, Italian designs in Abyssinia [Ethiopia], and the League of Nations. Also includes: letter of support from Sir Austen Chamberlain. Published: Complete...
Dates: 02 Mar 1935 - 12 Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Sunday Trading, 1985-05 - 1989-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/40
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Correspondence with the general public on JEP's vote against the Shops Bill [Sunday Trading Bill], with papers including House of Commons Research Note on the Shops Acts.

Dates: 1985-05 - 1989-06
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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Supplementary Benefits, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLFF 3/2/56
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The papers cover all Wolff's positions in the Conservative Party: his work in the Research Department, 1965-70; then as Special Adviser to the Government, 1970-74 (the files from this period are the most numerous, containing Government papers); then Director-General of the Party. Particular sequences in the papers include the reports of the Opinion Research Centre, a large number of subject files and files relating to the 1970 General Election, particularly speeches.

Dates: 1974
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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Surveys and Social Change, 1957 - 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 5/41
Scope and Contents Working papers on the relationship between applied social research and social change in Britain and North America, previously enclosed in files entitled 'Social Surveys and Social Action' (1957-1969) and 'Social Research and Public Policy' (1972-1984). Subjects covered include social survey sampling and interviewing techniques; statistical analysis; sociological modelling; advocacy and funding for social researchers; communication strategies and public policy impact analysis; economic...
Dates: 1957 - 1984
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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The 1945 Labour Government: the Welfare State and Conservative Revival: JEP and John P Mackintoch, 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 5/11
Scope and Contents

Actually relates to nationalisations carried out by the Labour Government, 1946-51.

Dates: 1980
Conditions Governing Access: Access copy available.
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The Papers of William T. Stead

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STED
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The bulk of this collection is Stead's letters from his many correspondents including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gladstone, and Christabel Pankhurst. There are also papers relating to his time in prison, and to his many publications. Material related to interviews with Royal and political figures and notes for work are also included.

Dates: 1871 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Social Services: Needs and Means, 1952-01 - 1952-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/30
Scope and Contents

Press cuttings of reviews of the pamphlet The Social Services: Needs and Means, by JEP and Iain Macleod.

Dates: 1952-01 - 1952-02
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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Trade Union drafts: One Nation, 1964-06 - 1965-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/6/27
Scope and Contents Drafts of One Nation: on Trades Unions and Restrictive Practices, by JEP, with correspondence and comments from Philip Goodhart (2) and [Alastair] Brian Harrison [One Nation group] (2). Also includes: redraft by James Ramsden; source material, including cuttings on wage reform, incomes policy and union reform, extracts from a speech by Joseph Godber, Minister of Labour, on improving labour conditions, and examples of the closed shop and restrictive labour practices reported in the...
Dates: 1964-06 - 1965-03
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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(Untitled), 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/110/20
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"Ex-service men and women. By W.S. Practical information and authoritative facts relating to the interests of all men and women who served in the Great War." Pro-government pamphlet covering pensions, training and resettlement.

Dates: 1920
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), 07 Jan 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/120/11-12
Scope and Contents

Letter from [WSC] to Charles McCurdy suggesting a resolution affirming the Government's commitment to constructive social policy. Carbon typescript copy.

Dates: 07 Jan 1922
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), [Jan] [1922]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/120/13
Scope and Contents

Resolution [by WSC] affirming the Government's commitment to constructive social policy. Carbon typescript copy.

Dates: [Jan] [1922]
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), 07 Feb 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/234/45-47
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Letter from Norman Mitchell (576 Paisley Road West, Ibrox, Glasgow [Scotland]) to WSC on the Housing (Scotland) Bill and the adverse effects it would have on property owners by making them either improve their properties or sell to the local authorities.

Dates: 07 Feb 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Feb 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/234/50-54
Scope and Contents Letter from John Fingland, of Fingland and Mitchell, house factors, property valuators and insurance agents (645 Govan Road, Govan, Glasgow [Scotland]) to WSC asking him to oppose the second reading of the Housing (Scotland) Bill as houses categorized as "unfit" are liable to be taken over compulsorily by the local authorities, or else owners will have to pay to re-condition their property, which has already suffered a severe drop in market value as a result of the proposed bill. He wants to...
Dates: 11 Feb 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/234/125
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Note from Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, enclosing a draft copy of Edward Spears's Bill to amend the Vagrancy Act [CHAR 2/234/126] and containing a note dictated by Spears explaining the history of the Bill, and asking WSC to back it. Annotated by Violet Pearman (16 March) that WSC thought he would not be able to do so.

Dates: 15 Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jan 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/234/126
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Draft of a Bill to amend the Vagrancy Act. [Covering letter at CHAR 2/234/125]. Printed.

Dates: 31 Jan 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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