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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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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1924

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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
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(Untitled), 28 Nov 1924

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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
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(Untitled), 23 Apr 1925

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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), 12 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/60/93
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Letter from James Stuart [Government Chief Whip] to WSC, passing on congratulations from MPs and ministers on his recent broadcast [10 May] and parliamentary opposition to the Beveridge plan [? of social insurance].

Dates: 12 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1909

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/41/1
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Letter from Robert Chalmers [Assistant Secretary at the Treasury] (19 Earl's Terrace, Kensington, [London]) to WSC answering WSC's queries about the taxation of agricultural land, the qualification for old age pensions of those in receipt of poor relief, and rate relief.

Dates: 25 Jul 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Mar 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/38/8-12
Scope and Contents Letter from Arthur Witley (13 Westbourne Road, Huddersfield, [Yorkshire]) to WSC (House of Commons) regretting that WSC's recent letter in the Nation "betrays a tendency towards State Socialism". Gives his view of the distinction between a Radical and a Socialist and follows Henry George in advocating a system of taxation which distinguishes between value created by the community and that created by the individual, and the nationalisation of "all natural monopolies" such as transport...
Dates: 10 Mar 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jan [1909]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/39/10-11
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Letter from Henry Massingham (The Nation, 14 Henrietta Street, Convent Garden, London) to WSC explaining his criticism of WSC's speech in Birmingham [on 13 Jan 1909] on Liberal policy and the House of Lords. Makes particular reference to Welsh Disestablishment and social reform.

Dates: 27 Jan [1909]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Jan 1909

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/39/13
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Letter from Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] (General Post Office) to WSC urging that some reference to unemployment insurance should be made in the King's speech.

Dates: 30 Jan 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1907

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/30/92-95
Scope and Contents Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (West Denton Hall, Scotswood-on-Tyne, [Northumberland]) to WSC on: disruption by suffragettes of speeches by cabinet ministers; the Tories' split over Tariff Reform; the industrious campaigning of Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane]; reaction to Haldane's army estimates and 2nd Lord Tweedmouth's naval estimates; the introduction of old age pensions and Labour Party criticism of them; the prospect of the miners' group adhering to the Labour...
Dates: 13 Dec 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/33/1-2
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Letter from WSC (General's House, Cairo, [Egypt]) to Arthur Wilson-Fox [Comptroller-General of the Commercial, Labour and Statistical Department of the Board of Trade] asking for his views on a comparison of the British and German social security systems and the need in Britain for state provision to be made for those who are not part of the current largely voluntary system. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh.

Dates: 04 Jan 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/33/10
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Letter from T C Horsfall (Swanscoe Park, near Macclesfield, [Cheshire]) to WSC arguing that medical insurance has proved more useful to the working class in Germany than old age pensions.

Dates: 24 Jan 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Feb 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/33/28-29
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Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] (Ashby St Ledgers, Rugby, [Warwickshire]) to WSC on: the commission on afforestation; the chance of WSC getting into the Cabinet as a result of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's illness; the Licensing Bill; the Coal Mines (Eight Hours) Bill; land valuation; the need for parliamentary consideration of the Poor Law and for old age pensions to form part of a general scheme for dealing with poverty.

Dates: 20 Feb 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Aug 1904]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/146-147
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Letter from WSC (Salisbury Hall, St Albans, [Hertfordshire]) to [F G Stokes] pointing out that Free Trade has not prevented the growth of the British Empire or made the people less war-like, although at home the contentment produced by cheap food has weakened the impulse towards social reform. Copy in the hand of WSC.

Dates: [Aug 1904]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 1920

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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/120/11-12
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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]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/120/13
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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), 06 Mar 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/121/71
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Letter from J S Pierce (8 Brookland Road, Risca, Monmouthshire, [Wales]) to WSC arguing that health and unemployment insurance should be combined and should be made directly by the Government through the labour exchanges. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/121/69-70.

Dates: 06 Mar 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), [Mar] [1922]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/121/72
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Note by [Edward Marsh] summarising CHAR 2/121/73-76.

Dates: [Mar] [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), 06 Mar 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/121/73-76
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Letter from Charles Drysdale, president of the Malthusian League (124 Victoria Street, Westminster, London) to WSC asking for his support for their campaign to educate working people about birth control as an antidote to the spread of Socialism and Communism.

Dates: 06 Mar 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), 14 Sep 1925

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/142/35-40
Scope and Contents Letter from [WSC] to Samuel Hammersley supporting Mr Eastham's candidature for Stockport [Cheshire], responding to criticisms of the Government made by David Lloyd George over the Coal Subsidy, the construction of a naval base at Singapore and the arrangements for the settlement of the French war debt to Britain. Points to the resolutions of the Trade Union Congress as evidence that the parliamentary leaders of the Labour Party cannot control their extremist supporters and looks forward to...
Dates: 14 Sep 1925
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), 15 Mar [1916]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/73/11-14
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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), 02 Feb [1916]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/73/15-18
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Report of the thirty-ninth meeting of the Government Committee on the Prevention and Relief of Distress.

Dates: 02 Feb [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), 03 Jan 1911

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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

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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/51/16
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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