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Constitutional law

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 187 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Cabinet: Correspondence and notes., 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/18
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on notes kept by [Lewis] Harcourt on Cabinet proceedings; Basil Blackett on reduction of taxes between 1906-1909; Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton also Robert Milnes, Secretary of State for the Colonies] on Colonial Office estimates and affairs in Somaliland [later Somalia] (2); Admiral Charles Beresford; Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister]; Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of...
Dates: 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: correspondence and papers., 13 Jan 1922 - 04 Aug 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/10A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Freddie" [Frederick Guest, Secretary of State for Air] on the transfer of control in Iraq from the War Office to the Air Ministry, and on the risk of having the Air Force broken up (5); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] on subjects including WSC's views on the cancellation of naval contracts (6); James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Robert Horne [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on a memorandum by WSC on taxation,...
Dates: 13 Jan 1922 - 04 Aug 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: House of Lords Reform Committee., 13 Jan 1926 - 05 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/109
Scope and Contents

Includes papers by various individuals on the House of Lords, including: the committee's final conclusions; WSC; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to WSC]; the draft report of the committee; the report of the 2nd Chamber Executive Committee; Robert Sanders [later 1st Lord Bayford]; 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer].

Dates: 13 Jan 1926 - 05 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: House of Lords Reform Committee., 11 Mar 1927 - 24 Apr 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/171
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of statements made by [4th] Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] Lord Privy Seal, [1st] Lord Cecil of Chelwood, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1st Lord Cave, Lord Chancellor, Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood], Secretary of State for Air, [1st] Lord Peel, 1st Commissioner of Works, and the members of a deputation of Independent Unionist Peers on the reform of the House of Lords and the amendment of the 1911 Parliament Act.Also includes: draft resolutions and...
Dates: 11 Mar 1927 - 24 Apr 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: House of Lords Reform Committee: conclusions 1 - 7., 04 Aug 1925 - 21 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/58
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the future powers of the House of Lords; Money Bills; indirect election to the House of Lords; the future composition of the House; the future composition of electoral colleges; the right of ministers to sit in both Houses of Parliament; the future constitution of the House.

Dates: 04 Aug 1925 - 21 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: House of Lords Reform Committee: miscellanea., 19 Apr 1918 - 16 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/61
Scope and Contents

Includes papers from various individuals on the House of Lords, including: 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer; the report of the Second Chamber Conference, 1918.

Dates: 19 Apr 1918 - 16 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: House of Lords Reform Committee: Papers 2 - 10., 02 Dec 1908 - 26 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/59
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on the House of Lords, including: Sir Charles Eliot, British Ambassador to Japan, on the reform of the House of Peers in Japan; the Japanese Imperial Ordinance on the reform of the House of Peers; proposals from the preceding 40 years on the reform of the House of Lords; the report of the Second Chamber Conference (1918); the report of the Select Committee on the House of Lords (1908); a copy of the Parliament Act, 1911; 1st Lord Curzon of Kedleston,...
Dates: 02 Dec 1908 - 26 Mar 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: House of Lords Reform Committee: Papers 11 - 21., 17 Oct 1925 - 19 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/60
Scope and Contents

Includes papers from various individuals on the House of Lords, including: 1st Lord Peel, 1st Commissioner of Works, on the selection of peers; 4th Lord Salisbury, [earlier Lord Cranborne], the Lord Privy Seal; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer; the report of the Committee of Conservative Peers; 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Secretary of State for India.

Dates: 17 Oct 1925 - 19 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 20 - 40., 18 Nov 1925 - 05 Feb 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/86
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet, on subjects including bills coming before the Home Affairs Committee; Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, on reform of the constitution of the University of London; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Secretary of State for India and 1st Lord Reading [earlier Rufus Isaacs], Viceroy of India, on Indian immigrants in South Africa; a Ministry of Labour...
Dates: 18 Nov 1925 - 05 Feb 1926
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 81 to 100., Feb 1927 - Mar 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/156
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, 1st Lord Cave, Lord Chancellor and [1st] Lord Cecil [of Chelwood] on equal franchise and the effect of the enfranchisement of more women; a report by John Davidson, Chairman of the Unionist Party, on the distribution of female electors; notes of a deputation to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, on equal...
Dates: Feb 1927 - Mar 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 101 - 119., 05 Feb 1926 - 20 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/90
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Bill; drafts of the Judicial Proceedings Bill and the Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on subjects including the Empire Marketing Grant and Australia; [Sir Warren Fisher], Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, on Government lands and buildings; Leo Amery,...
Dates: 05 Feb 1926 - 20 Mar 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 116 to 140., Mar 1927 - Apr 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/158
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: a report of the Crown proceedings committee; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, and Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the boundary between Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State; Amery on reform of the House of Lords and information on the coastal defences of Southern Ireland; [1st] Lord Peel, 1st Commissioner of Works, and Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne] Minister...
Dates: Mar 1927 - Apr 1927
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 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 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 280 - 300., 01 Jul 1926 - 30 Jul 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/98
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: notes of a meeting between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and a deputation of Conservative members of both Houses of Parliament, on reform of the House of Lords; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, on compensation for Irish loyalists; 1st Lord Byng [Governor-General of Canada]; Mackenzie King, former Prime Minister of Canada, on the Canadian constitutional crisis; the interim report of the inter-...
Dates: 01 Jul 1926 - 30 Jul 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 351 - 380., 19 Nov 1928 - 03 Dec 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/208
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, on the reduction of British forces in China and the China Boxer indemnity; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on subjects including the limitation of naval armaments, Anglo-American relations and the fighting services estimates; [1st Lord] Cushendun [earlier Ronald McNeill] Acting Foreign Secretary, on the limitation of naval armaments and Anglo American relations;...
Dates: 19 Nov 1928 - 03 Dec 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 400 - 428., 30 Mar 1926 - 29 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/105
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance, Treasury], on the possible reduction of the British Army of Occupation in the Rhineland [Germany]; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; extracts from the draft minutes of the Committee of Imperial Defence on South West Arabia and Egypt; draft instructions to Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn], British Minister-designate at Peking [later Beijing, China]; 1st Lord...
Dates: 30 Mar 1926 - 29 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 520 - 539., 18 Nov 1925 - 24 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/47
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on Empire foodstuffs to be considered by the Imperial Economic Committee; Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne], Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, on the Tithe Bill; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary for Scotland, on the Rating (Scotland) Bill; a draft of the Rating Bill; [Sir Francis Humphrys], British...
Dates: 18 Nov 1925 - 24 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Reform of Parliament: notes and prints., 01 Oct 1909 - 31 Aug 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/17
Scope and Contents Printed Cabinet papers on various subjects including: relations between the House of Commons and the House of Lords including the latter's powers of veto; the financial impact of the rejection of the 1909 [People's] Budget by the Lords including the collection of taxes and duty on tea; the parliamentary register; the positions of Upper Houses in the Dominions and states in Europe; a draft bill for the reform of the constitutional position of the House of Lords and limitation of the power of...
Dates: 01 Oct 1909 - 31 Aug 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Cabinet, Foreign and War Office: printed papers., Dec 1905 - Dec 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/6
Scope and Contents Includes copies and drafts of official papers prepared by WSC, 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and officials of the Colonial Office. These papers also include the texts of correspondence from 2nd Lord Selborne, Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, General Sir Henry Hildyard, Acting Governor of the Transvaal, officials of the India Office and the Foreign Office, and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Natal [South...
Dates: Dec 1905 - Dec 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Jan 1906 - 31 Jan 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/7
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Israel Zangwill; Sidney Greville [Private Secretary to HM Queen Alexandria] on King Edward VII's approval of a critical article about WSC; Sir Arthur Havelock [former Governor of Madras, India, and Natal, South Africa]; Henry Massingham (2); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (5) including one letter on the experiences of Elgin's father as Governor-General of Canada; Jan Smuts (2); Frederic Tatham, member of the Legislative Assembly,...
Dates: 01 Jan 1906 - 31 Jan 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Feb 1906 - 28 Feb 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Henry Massingham (2); Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith, Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir John Walton [Attorney-General]; Sir Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, South Africa] on the Lisbon Railway agreement; Leo Amery, of the Times; George Wyndham MP giving advice on WSC's career as a minister; Joseph Chamberlain (2) and Henry Labouchere MP (2) on WSC finding work for an acquaintance; William Stead, Editor of the Review of Reviews, on WSC meeting...
Dates: 01 Feb 1906 - 28 Feb 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Mar 1906 - 31 Mar 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Joseph Chamberlain taking back his allegation that WSC had exploited the issue of Chinese indentured labour in the Transvaal [South Africa] in his election campaign; 2nd Lord Selborne, [Governor of the Transvaal] and High Commissioner for South Africa (5); Sir John Vine; Abe Bailey (2); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] on his future prospects and career to date; Sir Godfrey Lagden, the Commissioner for Native...
Dates: 01 Mar 1906 - 31 Mar 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.