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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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Speeches, 1908-04-03 - 1909-12-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 17
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Cuttings of WSC’s speeches in Dundee [Scotland]: issues of Ireland, Licensing Bill, Coal Crisis, Trade Unions and Unemployment, Fiscal policy, reform of House of Lords.

Dates: 1908-04-03 - 1909-12-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Speeches, 1975-01 - 1976-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/11
Scope and Contents Annotated texts of speeches by JEP on subjects including: Britain's membership of the Common Market, particularly over the common fisheries policy, a European Parliament, the Common Agricultural Policy and the 1975 referendum; the trade deficit; Government borrowing; the labour market; immigration and the Asian population; unemployment; JEP's decision to leave the Conservative Party; JEP's decision to stand as an Ulster Unionist, the aims of Unionism, relations between Ulster and...
Dates: 1975-01 - 1976-12
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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Speeches, 1992-01 - 1992-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/24
Scope and Contents

Annotated texts of speeches by JEP on subjects including: the future of Ulster; Britain and the European Community, including Parliamentary independence, Labour policy on Europe, economic results, interference in the internal affairs of other nations, including Yugoslavia and Bosnia, and free trade; the General Election; the poetry of Horace; the role of the House of Lords; economic affairs, including inflation and the balance of payments; church monuments.

Dates: 1992-01 - 1992-12
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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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Proofs., 05 Apr 1906 - 23 May 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/21
Scope and Contents Proof copy (2nd revise) of volume of speeches by WSC on "The Record of the Government" and "Social Organisation", with extensive manuscript annotations by WSC, containing:.Speech by WSC (5 April 1906, House of Commons) entitled "The Conciliation of South Africa". Published: Complete Speeches I, pp 607 - 14.Speech by WSC (31 July 1906, House of Commons), entitled "The Transvaal [South Africa] Consitution". Published: Complete Speeches I, pp 647 - 62.Speech by WSC (17 December, House of...
Dates: 05 Apr 1906 - 23 May 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Proofs., 05 Apr 1906 - 09 Oct 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/22
Scope and Contents Proof copy (3rd revise) of volume of speeches by WSC on "The Record of the Government" and "Social Organisation" and "The Budget", with extensive manuscript annotations by WSC, containing:.Speech by WSC (5 April 1906, House of Commons) entitled "The Conciliation of South Africa". Published: Complete Speeches I, pp 607 - 14.Speech by WSC (31 July 1906, House of Commons), entitled "The Transvaal [South Africa] Consitution". Published: Complete Speeches I, pp 647 - 62.Speech by WSC (17...
Dates: 05 Apr 1906 - 09 Oct 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes., 09 Feb 1927 - 06 Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/79
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (9 February), for the debate on the address on the programme of Government legislation, the Trade Unions Bill, the situation in China and Britain's attitude to the Soviet Union. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4140 - 4148.Speech notes for WSC's Budget statement (11 April), on the effects of the General Strike and coal dispute, revenue (1926-1927) and expenditure (1926-1928), post-war Government departments, the National Debt, war debts, the sinking fund,...
Dates: 09 Feb 1927 - 06 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material., 29 Jan 1934 - 23 Apr 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/107A-B
Scope and Contents Source material includes a government memorandum for the Disarmament Conference [Geneva, Switzerland].Brief notes for WSC's speech (7 February) against disarmament and on Britain's defence needs, which includes the phrase "We are vulnerable as we have never been before". Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5321-6.Notes for WSC's speech (6 March) on the army estimates and India. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5329-35.Notes for WSC's speech (8...
Dates: 29 Jan 1934 - 23 Apr 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material., 13 Jun 1934 - Dec 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/108A-B
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (13 June) on the Committee of Privileges' report into allegations concerning the Secretary of State for India [Sir Samuel Hoare, later 1st Lord Templewood] and 17th Lord Derby [Member of the Joint Select Committee on the Indian Constitution]. Also includes copies of Hansard containing speech. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5359-73.Brief notes for WSC's speech (13 July) on the League of Nations and disarmament. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5377-81.Notes for...
Dates: 13 Jun 1934 - Dec 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material., 22 May 1935 - 24 Oct 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/113
Scope and Contents Brief notes for WSC's speech (22 May) on a speech by Adolf Hitler, and comparing German and British military strength. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5610-7.Rough notes for WSC's speech (31 May) entitled "Deepening and Darkening Danger" on Germany's threat and influence in Europe. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5624-7.Notes for WSC's speech (5 June) on his continued doubts about the Government of India Bill, the role of the Indian Princes and Civil Service in the scheme, and...
Dates: 22 May 1935 - 24 Oct 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript., 05 Jun 1931 - 31 Oct 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/97
Scope and Contents Memorandum by WSC (5 June, Select Committee on Procedure on Public Business) on forming a non-political Economic Sub-Parliament.Speech notes and typescript (10 June, Folkestone, Kent), entitled "India (Government Policy) on the Gateshead by-election [County Durham], the Labour Government's record, the need for Conservatives to have a separate policy on India, British interests in India and the Cawnpore Riots. Source material includes a press cutting from the Times on the Round Table...
Dates: 05 Jun 1931 - 31 Oct 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 19 Feb 1930 - 25 Dec 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/91A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (19 February, 1900 Club) on the failure of the Labour Government, a 3 party General Election, the Labour and Liberal alliance, Conservative proposals for protective food taxation and agriculture.Typescript for WSC's speech (26 March, Harlow, Essex), entitled "The Economic Situation" on Conservative proposals for protective food taxation, the Labour and Liberal alliance, the next Labour Budget and agricultural policy. Also includes a note (1934) from Violet...
Dates: 19 Feb 1930 - 25 Dec 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 20 Jan 1931 - 27 Jun 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/95
Scope and Contents Typescript for WSC's statement (20 January, Press Association, London), entitled "The Indian Conference" on the difference between public opinion and the Round Table Conference on India, and concessions to India. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4945 - 4946.Speech notes by WSC (27 June, Chancellor's Address, Degree Conferment Ceremony, Bristol University), entitled "War Debts" on the moratorium proclaimed by the United States on war debts, and the harmful effects of reparations. Written on...
Dates: 20 Jan 1931 - 27 Jun 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and source material., 16 Mar 1931 - 22 Apr 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/96
Scope and Contents Typescript and print for WSC's speech (16 March, Select Committee on Procedure on Public Business) on Parliament as a focus and expression of national opinion, and its need for greater flexibility to free itself from routine business.Speech notes for WSC's speech (26 March, Constitutional Club, London), entitled "The March of Events" on the Labour Government's Indian policy, the cotton trade and Britain's duty to govern India. Source material includes press cuttings on the Indian boycott of...
Dates: 16 Mar 1931 - 22 Apr 1931
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., 09 Oct 1948 - 28 Oct 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/21A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 October, Annual Conservative Party Conference, Llandudno, Wales) entitled "Perils abroad and at home" on subjects including: the recovery of the Conservative Party since 1945; the part played by Wales in British affairs; relations with the Soviet Union and the likelihood of a third world war; the degeneration of the United Nations; the importance of nuclear weapons belonging to the United States in countering the threat posed by the Soviet Union; the...
Dates: 09 Oct 1948 - 28 Oct 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., Jul 1944 - 16 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/16A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (23 January 1948, House of Commons) on the foreign affairs debate including: support for the Labour government's foreign policy; affairs and events in various countries including Greece, Italy and the United States; his predictions of the Cold war in his Fulton speech ["The Sinews of Peace" see CHUR 5/4A-B] and the need for reconciliation between France and Germany at Zurich ["The Tragedy of Europe", see CHUR 5/8]; criticism of a speech by Herbert Morrison, Lord...
Dates: Jul 1944 - 16 Feb 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 28 Feb 1933 - 03 Jul 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/105
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (12 May, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire and India Trade Preservation Society Demonstration) on his opposition to the National Government's policy on Indian constitutional reform (the White Paper) and its effect on trade with Lancashire. Source material includes a cutting from the Daily Dispatch on the Lancashire cotton trade, Japan, and the Indian market. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5270-1.Very brief notes for WSC's speech (?15 May, Putney, London,...
Dates: 28 Feb 1933 - 03 Jul 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 24 Jun 1933 - 17 Nov 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/106
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (12 July, Clarke Hall Fellowship address) on Sir William Hall and penal reform.Rough notes for WSC's speech (7 July, Epping [Essex]) on the India White Paper. Source material includes notes for WSC's speech (24 June, Gloucester) on subjects including the National Government and the economy. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5279-80.Notes for WSC's speech (12 August, Theydon Bois [Essex]) entitled "Europe's hour of danger" on subjects including the National...
Dates: 24 Jun 1933 - 17 Nov 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 19 Mar 1934 - 24 Jul 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/110
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (19 March, Mansion House, London) on ex-services welfare. Source material includes letter from George Tryon [Minister of Pensions], cutting from the Manchester Guardian, statistics on the scale of losses for various nations in World War I, and suggested headings for WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches V p 5349.Rough notes for WSC's speech (20 April, Mansion House, London, Honourable Company of Merchant Mariners Dinner) on the courage of the merchant service...
Dates: 19 Mar 1934 - 24 Jul 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 01 Nov 1934 - 04 Dec 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/111
Scope and Contents Notes and draft press statement for WSC's speech (1 November, Woodford Bridge [Essex], Constituency meeting) on subjects including the need for Conservatives to be ready for the next general election, the National government, India and air defence against Germany. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5389-90.Notes and drafts for WSC's speech (16 November, BBC broadcast) entitled "The Causes of War" on German domestic policy, and the German threat to Europe and Britain. Also includes galley...
Dates: 01 Nov 1934 - 04 Dec 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 02 Jan 1935 - 22 Feb 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/114
Scope and Contents Draft press statement by WSC (2 January) responding to a broadcast by Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood, Secretary of State for India] on Indian constitutional reform.Notes for WSC's speech (?25 January, Bristol, India Defence League meeting) on the government of India debate and Randolph Churchill's campaign at Liverpool [Wavertree by-election]. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5465-6.Notes for WSC's speech (30 January, BBC broadcast) entitled "India: the Betrayal", arguing...
Dates: 02 Jan 1935 - 22 Feb 1935
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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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 18 Feb 1937 - 25 May 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/125
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (18 February, [Grosvenor House, London] British Iron and Steel Federation Annual Dinner) on the state of the iron and steel industry and defence spending. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5827-8.Notes for WSC's speech (22 February, [Porchester Hall] Paddington [London]) supporting the Municipal Reform Party in the London County Council election, criticising local Labour policy and Herbert Morrison [Leader of the LCC]. Source material includes election notes,...
Dates: 18 Feb 1937 - 25 May 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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The Constitution, 1926-06 - 1953-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/86
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on constitutional issues, with correspondents including: John Biggs-Davison, Conservative Central Office, on the Italian constitution; Kenneth Wheare, Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration, University of Oxford (2); "Bobbety" [5th Lord Salisbury, earlier Lord Cranborne] on the South African constitution; Sir Charles Rey, former Resident Commissioner, Bechuanaland Protectorate [later Botswana] on the South African constitutional...
Dates: 1926-06 - 1953-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.