Official: Board of Trade

Reference code: CHAR 11

Part of: CHAR
Next record: CHAR 12
Previous record: CHAR 10

Date: 1906 - 1911

Scope/content:

The Board of Trade papers contain correspondence, memoranda, printed material and other papers arising from WSC's activities as President of the Board of Trade, a position which he held from 12 April 1908 to 14 February 1910. The papers have been divided into correspondence and subject-based files, and are arranged chronologically.

The Board of Trade material covers WSC's routine ministerial duties, as well as the specific issues of the period. These include: state unemployment insurance, linked with a network of labour exchanges; the regulation of wages in the "sweated industries" by the Trade Boards Act; the establishment of a Court of Arbitration in labour disputes; the centralization of London's electricity supply; the establishment of the Port of London Authority; labour disputes in the Lancashire cotton industry; the amalgamation of the Great Northern, Great Central and Great Eastern Railway Companies; commercial relations with France; patent law reform; tariff reform; the Suez Canal; economic conditions in Germany; the Baghdad [Mesopotamia, later Iraq] Railway and trade in Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf.

The papers also include general reports on employment, trade and industry, from 1907 to 1910.

Keywords

UKAT

Corporate

Contained records

Reference Record Date
CHAR 11/1A-B Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers. 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
CHAR 11/2 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 15 Jan 1908 - 30 Jul 1908
CHAR 11/3 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 05 Dec 1895 - 29 Oct 1908
CHAR 11/4 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 01 Nov 1908 - 01 Dec 1908
CHAR 11/5 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908
CHAR 11/6 Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: notes, papers and prints. Jun 1908 - 31 Dec 1908
CHAR 11/7 Official: Board of Trade: Naval Conference Committee: notes and papers. 26 Oct 1908 - 03 Nov 1908
CHAR 11/8 Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment: notes and papers. 20 Nov 1908 - 13 Dec 1908
CHAR 11/9 Official: Board of Trade: Miners' Eight Hour Bill: notes and papers. 12 Jan 1908 - 16 Nov 1908
CHAR 11/10 Official: Board of Trade: Court of Arbitration: notes and papers. 04 Aug 1908 - 14 Sep 1908
CHAR 11/11 Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance, Labour Exchanges Bill: notes and papers. 30 Nov 1908 - 11 Sep 1909
CHAR 11/12 Official: Board of Trade: Companies' Bills: prints. 09 Mar 1908 - 25 May 1908
CHAR 11/13 Official: Board of Trade: Anglo-French Commercial Relations: notes and papers. 22 Dec 1907 - 08 Nov 1909
CHAR 11/14A-B Official: Board of Trade: Daylight Saving Bill: notes and prints. 30 Jun 1908 - 05 Mar 1909
CHAR 11/15 Official: Board of Trade: Patents and Designs Act: notes and papers. 03 Jul 1908 - 30 Nov 1909
CHAR 11/16 Official: Board of Trade: Trade Boards Bill, Sweated Industries Bill: notes and papers. 18 Feb 1908 - 09 Apr 1909
CHAR 11/17 Official: Board of Trade: State of Employment and Trade: printed memoranda. 08 Aug 1908 - 16 Nov 1909
CHAR 11/18 Official: Board of Trade: notes and papers. 28 May 1907 - Jan 1910
CHAR 11/19 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 1909
CHAR 11/20 Official: Board of Trade: Report on Work, 1906 - 1909: notes and prints. 01 Mar 1908 - 03 Jan 1910
CHAR 11/21 Official: Board of Trade: International Trade; National Revenue: notes and papers. Feb 1904 - 24 Dec 1909
CHAR 11/22 Official: Board of Trade: International Trade; National Revenue: notes and papers. 11 Aug 1904 - 30 Dec 1909
CHAR 11/23 Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment in Germany: specimens of forms. Oct 1908 - 16 Sep 1909
CHAR 11/24 Official: Board of Trade: Trades Unions, Unemployment Insurance: notes and papers. 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909
CHAR 11/25 Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment in Germany: printed papers. Jan 1907 - 01 May 1909
CHAR 11/26 Official: Board of Trade: Continental Unemployment Insurance and Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers. 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909
CHAR 11/27A-B Official: Board of Trade: Boy Labour: printed papers. 20 Feb 1908 - 1909
CHAR 11/28 Official: Board of Trade: Canals and Waterways: Royal Commission Report: correspondence. 25 Dec 1909 - 31 Dec 1909
CHAR 11/29 Official: Board of Trade: Trade Boards and Sweated Industries Bills, Home Work Committee: notes and printed papers. 08 Aug 1907 - 15 Mar 1909
CHAR 11/30 Official: Board of Trade: Suez Canal: notes and prints. 26 Oct 1909 - 15 Nov 1909
CHAR 11/31A-B Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: Board of Trade Conference: notes and prints. 26 May 1908 - 23 Mar 1909
CHAR 11/32 Official: Board of Trade: Maritime Affairs: prints. 08 Apr 1909 - 07 Sep 1909
CHAR 11/33 Official: Board of Trade: German Imperial Finance: notes and papers. Feb 1908 - 29 Dec 1909
CHAR 11/34 Official: Board of Trade: Current Business Index: notebook (largely unused). 10 Jul 1909 - 30 Jul 1909
CHAR 11/35 Official: Board of Trade: Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers. 21 Jan 1909 - 28 Jan 1910
CHAR 11/36 Official: Board of Trade: Baghdad Railway, Mesopotamia and Persian Gulf: notes and printed papers. 06 Jun 1905 - 24 Mar 1910
CHAR 11/37 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910