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Constitutional law

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 187 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Dingle Foot

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DGFT
Scope and Contents

The material held at Churchill Archives Centre deals with Sir Dingle's career as a Liberal and then a Labour Member of Parliament, as well as with his distinguished position in the legal profession, particularly with regard to Commonwealth countries and with his literary skills.

Dates: 1909 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open (except for a few files which are closed under data protection) for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Parliament Act 1911, 1911-07 - 1911-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/11
Scope and Contents

Press-cuttings and typescripts of letters written by LSA and others including 1st Lord Curzon to the Times on the constitutional crisis arising from reform of the House of Lords.

Dates: 1911-07 - 1911-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Parliament Act 1911, 1911-10 - 1913-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/12
Scope and Contents Papers on the reform of the House of Lords, including: report of the Halsbury Club committee, by 2nd Lord Selborne, Chairman of the committee; notes and circular letter on the formation of the committee by 19th Lord Willoughby de Broke [secretary, earlier Richard Verney]; explanatory memoranda and annotated papers by LSA on the Parliament Bill, the powers of both Houses of Parliament, the constitutional breakdown and need for reform, results of the Parliament Act and arguments against the...
Dates: 1911-10 - 1913-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Thoughts on the Constitution", 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/58
Scope and Contents

Including: press cuttings of reviews; typescript of text.

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Thoughts on the Constitution", 1946 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/59
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with: representatives of Oxford University Press; Sir Carleton Allen, Fellow of University College, University of Oxford (2); John Foster [Commonwealth Relations Office], on amendments to the text (4); Sir Kenneth Wheare, Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford; [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada; Leonard Moore of Christy and Moore Limited, LSA's literary agents. Also includes: copies of letters from LSA to potential reviewers;...
Dates: 1946 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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(Untitled), 29 Aug 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/134/83
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir John Ross (Dunmoyle, Sixmilecross, County Tyrone, [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC asking him to read his scheme for reform of the House of Lords and stressing the need for anti-Socialist elements to work together if the "abyss" is to be avoided.

Dates: 29 Aug 1924
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), 18 Jan 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/137/20
Scope and Contents

Letter from Ernest Law (27 Brunswick Gardens, Kensington, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/137/21, drawing WSC's attention to his suggestion that the House of Commons should consider the right of a Prime Minister to advise a dissolution of Parliament and regretting that WSC argued in his letter that the House of Commons could debate any amendment to the Address "irrespective of whether a new Government has or has not at that moment assumed office.".

Dates: 18 Jan 1924
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), [18] [Jan] [1924]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/137/21
Scope and Contents

Cutting from the "Times": letter from Ernest Law to the editor arguing that the Prime Minister should not have the right to advise a dissolution of Parliament in any circumstances or to advise the sovereign who his successor should be. Sent with CHAR 2/137/20.

Dates: [18] [Jan] [1924]
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), 04 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/54/72-74
Scope and Contents

Letter from James Caird (Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC approving the scheme for Free Trade instruction classes and examinations to be undertaken by Eliot Crawshay Williams. Encloses a report from Dr Robert Caird on the Glasgow Unionist Free Trade Club [not present], which shows that Free Trade does not always mean Liberalism, even in Scotland. Expresses interest in the idea of local parliaments under the general control of the Imperial Parliament.

Dates: 04 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/30
Scope and Contents Letter from William Royle, chairman of the executive committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation (Elmwood, Rusholme, Manchester) to WSC enclosing a letter demanding a meeting of the Federation [see CHAR 2/45/29] as representative of many he has received. Reports that local Liberal opinion is against the full-scale reform of the House of Lords because it would take too long. Urges instead that the Government should renew its supporters' enthusiasm by dealing first with the Budget and the...
Dates: 24 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/32
Scope and Contents

Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC asserting that the Government's supporters feel betrayed by its apparent complete change of policy on the veto of the House of Lords.

Dates: 24 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/34
Scope and Contents

Letter from C P Scott (The Guardian Office, Manchester) to WSC approving a proposal [? on the veto of the House of Lords] but fearing that Irish MPs would oppose it fearing its application to a Home Rule Bill. Hopes the "anti-Lords combination" can be kept together.

Dates: 27 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/36
Scope and Contents

Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC noting WSC's role in the events of the previous night [in the House of Commons whereby the confrontation with the House of Lords was postponed] and asserting that the Government can hold power for years if it maintains its opposition to the Lords and cultivates Free Trade interests in the north of England.

Dates: 01 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/37
Scope and Contents

Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC acknowledging that the Liberals are right to address the hereditary basis of the Second Chamber provided that it does not interfere with the immediate issue of the veto of the House of Lords.

Dates: 03 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/61-62
Scope and Contents

Letter from William Royle, chairman of the executive committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation (20 York Street, Manchester) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to address a demonstration in the Free Trade Hall and assuring him of the loyalty of the Liberal Party to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet and their approval of their strong attitude towards the veto of the House of Lords.

Dates: 08 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [1907]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/31/1
Scope and Contents

Notes for a speech considering how the people can impress their opinion on the House of Lords other than by elections to the House of Commons. 1 envelope.

Dates: [1907]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/31/10
Scope and Contents

Reports from His Majesty's representatives abroad respecting the composition and functions of the second or upper chamber in foreign states. Presented to the House of Commons by command of His Majesty, in pursuance of their address dated July 8, 1907 Printed. [2, 69,[1]p]. Filed with CHAR 2/31/13].

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Nov] [1933]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/194/110-113
Scope and Contents Notes [by B C Allen, former Chief Whip of the Indian Legislative Assembly] describing the powers of the federal government of the United States in support of WSC's proposal that provincial government in India should be subject to central inspection and arguing that since the constitutions of a number of well-governed European states do not require that all ministers should be members of the legislature it would be inappropriate to impose this restriction on India. Sent with CHAR...
Dates: [Nov] [1933]
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), 23 Oct 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/195/1-2
Scope and Contents

Unrevised minutes of WSC's evidence to the Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform.

Dates: 23 Oct 1933
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), [1933]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/195/55-62
Scope and Contents

Summary of the Government's proposals for Indian constitutional reform.

Dates: [1933]
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), 05 Jun 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/176/47-109
Scope and Contents

Conservative research department memorandum prepared by [Neville Chamberlain] on the use of the referendum.

Dates: 05 Jun 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jun 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/177/45-47
Scope and Contents

Memorandum by [WSC to the Select Committee on Procedure on Public Business] proposing the formation of an "Economic Sub-Parliament". Annotated carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/177/48-50.

Dates: 05 Jun 1931
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), Oct 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/185/2
Scope and Contents

Report of a joint committee of peers and MPs on reform of the House of Lords.

Dates: Oct 1932
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), 16 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/147/180
Scope and Contents

Resolutions passed by Conservative constituency associations calling on as many ministers as possible to attend the annual conference of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, and urging the Government to introduce legislation to reform trade unions and the House of Lords. Sent with CHAR 2/147/174.

Dates: 16 Nov 1926
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 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/150/1
Scope and Contents

Circular letter from Edward Campbell, secretary of the Second Chamber Reform Committee, enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/150/2.

Dates: 03 Mar 1926
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.