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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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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/52-53
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Letter from WSC to Baron de Forest wishing him luck in his electoral contest in West Ham [London] and explaining the value of the National Insurance Bill. Pledges that the Government will not give up its struggle with the House of Lords now that it has reached "the last round." Typescript copy annotated and signed by Edward Marsh.

Dates: 03 Jul 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [c 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/53/94
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Notes by WSC of a conversation in which support was expressed for the Government's introduction into Parliament of [Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman's resolutions on the limitation of the House of Lords' veto].

Dates: [c 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/38/58
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Page from the Gloucester Journal: speech by Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] at the National Liberal Club attacking the power of the House of Lords with special reference to the Education Bill and the Licensing Bill and the reply of Lord St Aldwyn [earlier Sir Michael Hicks Beach] at Gloucester.

Dates: 19 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Jan 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/39/4-5
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Henry Massingham asserting that there was much support in the country for the rejection by the House of Lords of the Licensing Bill and that an attack on the Lords on constitutional grounds will fail if not backed by a demand in the country for a specific measure which the Lords will not pass. Looks forward to the major measures being planned by the Government. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning signed by WSC. Annotated: "not sent." A typescript copy at...
Dates: 23 Jan 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jan [1909]

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), 18 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/20-24
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Letter from [WSC] to Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith criticising Smith's suggestion that the House of Commons should be empowered to ignore the opinion of the House of Lords on a bill but that the Lords should be able to suspend the Royal Assent until after a general election has returned a House of Commons not unfavourable to the measure. Typescript copy.

Dates: 18 Nov 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Jan 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/32-34
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Part of a Cabinet memorandum by WSC on the courses open to the Government for the passing of the Budget and for reform of the House of Lords Notes, arguing that the issue of reform of the House of Lords is more important than the Budget. Draft partly in WSC's hand. The first paragraph of this document is at CHAR 2/42/26. Folio 34 forms paragraphs 5 to 8 of the published version.

Dates: [Jan 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Feb [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/35
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Memorandum from WSC (Board of Trade) to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the unnecessary difference between the Government and its supporters over whether the passing of the Budget or the ending of the House of Lords' veto should be tackled first. Draft in WSC's hand.

Dates: 18 Feb [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/36-37
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Notes, in the form of questions by WSC and answers by ? on the possibility of holding a referendum on the House of Lords' veto.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/38
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Notes on a speech in the House of Commons asserting that the Government should, if necessary, compromise over the details of the Budget but should put forward a radical policy on the House of Lords.

Dates: [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Nov 1909]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/45-49
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Answer by Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith to WSC's criticisms of Smith's suggestions for the reform of the relations between the House of Commons and the House of Lords [see CHAR 2/42/20-24 and CHAR 2/42/50-51]. Annotated typescript.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/50-51
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Notes [by Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith] on reform of the relations between the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Dates: [Nov 1909]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/52-63
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Extracts from various speeches made by WSC in 1909 and 1910 on the intention of the Liberals to end the veto of the House of Lords if returned at the general election. Annotated typescript.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/2/30
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Letter from Sir Arthur Thring (Office of the Parliamentary Counsel) to WSC concerning the differences between the "Polls on one day" provision brought in by the Liberal government in 1895 and the [Parliamentary] bill introduced in the current parliamentary session. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 08 Apr 1910
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), 08 Apr 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/2/31
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Letter from Sir Arthur Thring (Office of the Parliamentary Counsel) to WSC concerning two alternative amendments to the [Parliamentary Bill] [see CHAR 12/2/32] which would prevent safeguards being removed without the consent of the House of Lords. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 08 Apr 1910
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), [08] [Apr] [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/2/32
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Suggested amendments [to the Parliamentary Bill]. Typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 12/2/31.

Dates: [08] [Apr] [1910]
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 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/5/9
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Copy of a letter from [WSC] ([Home Office]) to James Seddon [President of the Shop Assistants' Union] assuring him that the Shops Bill has not been abandoned, but postponed due to the "extraordinary political crisis" [constitutional deadlock between the Liberal Government and the House of Lords]. Unsigned typescript.

Dates: 16 Nov 1910
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 Feb 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/8/27
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for forwarding newspaper cuttings [concerning the case of Edward Mylius]. He comments on the stance taken by individual newspapers and ends by hoping that the "govt will be ready to come to some arrangement to arrest the disastrous and evil manufacture of Peers" [to end the constitutional deadlock between the two Houses of Parliament]....
Dates: 06 Feb 1911
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), 21 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/3-4
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Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the announcement of the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] regarding the Government's intentions on the reform of the relations between the two Houses of Parliament and the [1909] Budget; and [John] Redmond's "menacing" speech on the position of the Irish [National] Party.

Dates: 21 Feb 1910
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), 22 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/5-7
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Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the speeches of [George] Barnes, F E Smith [later Lord Birkenhead], [William] O'Brien, [William] Moore, WSC and Walter Ling on proposals for Parliamentary reform.

Dates: 22 Feb 1910
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), 24 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/8-10
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Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: a debate over Free Trade and Protection between [Alfred] Mond and Samuel Storey [later Lord Buckton]; the maiden speech of [Eliot] Crawshay Williams; [Arthur] Balfour's speech in favour of Protection and WSC's comments on the issue. WSC also discusses the small Government majority and the task of carrying through "tremendous constitutional changes".

Dates: 24 Feb 1910
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), 25 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/13-15
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Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: discussion of an amendment relating to the hops industry; the weak position of the government due to the disillusionment of their supporters regarding legislation on the constitution and veto of the House of Lords; the necessity of a statement on the subject by the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] so that financial business, including discussion of the naval estimates, may be continued.

Dates: 25 Feb 1910
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), 28 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/16-18
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the resolution of the situation in the House of Commons by a statement from the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] which has pacified the Irish Nationalists and Radical Liberals; WSC 's prediction that there will not be a change of government or ministers until May; [Arthur] Balfour's reply to the Prime Minister; the speech of Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] concerning the...
Dates: 28 Feb 1910
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), 01 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/19-21
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Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the smooth progression of financial business; discussion of Government borrowing; WSC's opinion that the Government has not surrendered to the Irish [Nationalists] and his comments on the strength of the constitution.

Dates: 01 Mar 1910
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 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/22-25
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Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: discussion of Government borrowing and the passage of the [1909] Budget; and the influence of the House of Lords over the passage of financial bills.

Dates: 03 Mar 1910
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.