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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, source material and press cuttings., 27 Nov 1926 - 06 May 1927
Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 25 Apr 1925 - 15 Dec 1925
Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926
Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 14 Jul 1926 - 26 Nov 1926
Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 11 May 1927 - 12 Sep 1927
Draft statement to be made by the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] when announcing the decision of the government to legislate on Miners' Hours, covering miners hours and wages. Typescript marked "secret".
Draft proof of an article by WSC on the General Strike including: the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919; liaison with the Trade Unions; his decisions and concerns as Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Royal Commission; Ernest Bevin, Ramsay Macdonald and the Trade Union Congress; the press; Government organisation for the transport and distribution of food; the British Gazette and the end of the strike. Typescript proofs annotated with amendments and corrections in black ink by WSC.
The Papers consist of political papers, correspondence, speeches and press cuttings, mainly relating to Trade Unions, the Ministry of Labour and National Service, and the Foreign Office.
Cutting from the "Daily Telegraph": letter to the editor from Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] advocating copartnership between workers and employers as a cure for the country's current serious economic plight. Sent with CHAR 2/134/160.
Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial approving the acceptance by workers' leaders of David Lloyd George's measures to restrict workers' rights in the interests of increased production of munitions.
Letter from [WSC] to Sir Auckland Geddes [later Lord Geddes] arguing that departments of state employing labour should be responsible for the day to day management of their own workforces but that general industry-wide conditions of service should be the province of the Ministry of Labour. Typescript copy.
Notes by Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] on the need for the Government to formulate a constructive industrial policy in order to reduce the influence of extremists over more moderate workers and trade unionists. Written at the request of Andrew Bonar Law and WSC. Appendices include two printed letters to the Times on the threatened coal strike and the attempts of trade unions to bring about the complete break-down of the current industrial system.
Precis of an article [by Philip Kerr] on "national prosperity and industrial peace" reprinted from the Round Table.
Letter from T B Johnston (Bristol Pottery, Fishponds, [Bristol]) to the editor of the Bristol Times and Mirror advocating the organising of industries into cartels co-ordinated in a central council and describing the successful establishment of such a system in Germany. Reprint sent with CHAR 2/116/143.
Letter from F W Giddens, private secretary to the Canadian Deputy Minsister of Labour (Queen Anne's Mansions, St James's Park, [London]) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) enclosing the Canadian Industrial Disputes Investigation Act and a related return to Parliament [see CHAR 2/38/23-24]. Signed typescript.
The Canadian Industrial Disputes Investigation Act (6-7 Edward VII, chap. 20) Sent with CHAR 2/38/22 15,[1p].
Copy of return to Parliament relating to the [Canadian] Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, 1907, showing the proceedings under the Act from March 22, 1907, to January 15, 1908 Sent with CHAR 2/38/22 14p.
Letter from Samuel Smethurst (Coldhurst House, Longsight, Oldham, [Lancashire]) to WSC enclosing another letter from him as president of the National Association of Building Trade Employers [see CHAR 2/46/57-58] and complaining of malingering workmen and the consequent heavy financial burden imposed on the building industry by the Workmen's Compensation Act. Also refers to a letter he is sending to David Lloyd George regarding modification of the land clauses of the 1910 Finance Act.
Letter from Samuel Smethurst, president of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers of Great Britain and Ireland (Koh-i-noor House, Kingsway, London) to WSC (Home Office) complaining on the heavy financial burden imposed on the building industry by unnecessary claims under the Workmen's Compensation Act and expressing the wish that similar abuses should be guarded against under the proposed scheme of unemployment insurance. Signed typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/46/56.
Letter from Samuel Smethurst [president of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers of Great Britain and Ireland] (Koh-i-Noor House, Kingsway, London) to WSC (Home Office) transmitting his committee's resolution that the building trade is in urgent need of relief from the rapidly increasing premiums for workers' compensation insurance. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/51/63.