Official: Treasury

Reference code: CHAR 18

Part of: CHAR
Next record: CHAR 19
Previous record: CHAR 17

Date: 1924 - 1929

Scope/content:

The Treasury papers contain correspondence, minutes, tables, printed reports, and other papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Chancellor of the Exchequer, a position held from November 1924 to June 1929. The papers have been divided into general correspondence, WSC's outgoing minutes, and subject-based files and are arranged chronologically.

The Treasury material covers WSC's ministerial duties as Chancellor, including the annual production of the budget, as well as specific initiatives from his term in the office: the return to the Gold Standard, widows' and old age insurance, the betting tax and totalisator, rating relief, and the liquid fuel tax; as well as his attempts to reduce government spending, particularly on the navy and army. Specific issues of the period are also covered, including inter-allied debt from World War I, the General Strike, and rising unemployment.

The material contains correspondence with WSC's ministerial colleagues and with many Treasury officials, including from the Boards of Customs and Excise and Inland Revenue. It contains much addressed to and dealt with by WSC's Principal Private Secretary, James Grigg.

The practice of distinguishing between Cabinet material and departmental Cabinet material has not been followed in the case of the Treasury for two reasons: the Cabinet papers for this period were on the whole carefully preserved together, and it would have been undesirable to disturb this original arrangement, and, secondly, the Treasury is closely involved in the work of all departments, which makes it very difficult to distinguish between WSC the Chancellor and WSC the Cabinet Minister. The series of numbered Cabinet and Cabinet Committee papers, including papers relating to Treasury work have been assigned en bloc to the Cabinet class. Various subject files of this period have been allocated between Treasury and Cabinet according to the tendency of each file as a whole without attempting to break up the individual files, so that in a few cases Cabinet papers and other documents with a Cabinet bearing are to be found in the Treasury class and vice versa. In some difficult cases there is material on one subject in both classes. The carbon copies of correspondence and minutes in the Treasury class are an original series of which some would otherwise belong to the Official: Cabinet (CHAR 22), Public and Political: General (CHAR 2), or even Personal (CHAR 1), classes.

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Contained records

Reference Record Date
CHAR 18/1 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 08 Nov 1924 - 28 Dec 1924
CHAR 18/2 Official: Treasury: correspondence from WSC (carbon copies). 09 Nov 1924 - 30 Dec 1924
CHAR 18/3 Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 16 Nov 1924 - 24 Dec 1924
CHAR 18/4 Official: Treasury: Navy Estimates 1925-1926: correspondence. 15 Nov 1924 - 16 Feb 1925
CHAR 18/5A-B Official: Treasury: Navy Estimates 1925-1926: various tables and papers. 1924 - 1925
CHAR 18/6 Official: Treasury: Navy Estimates 1925-1926: various papers and correspondence. Oct 1924 - 05 Feb 1925
CHAR 18/7 Official: Treasury: Budget 1925-1926: Customs and Excise memoranda, Treasury memoranda and tables, used in the production of the Budget. 1924 - 1925
CHAR 18/8 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 08 Jan 1925 - 26 Jun 1925
CHAR 18/9 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 01 Jul 1925 - 28 Dec 1925
CHAR 18/10 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC or James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (carbon copies). 01 Jul 1925 - 28 Dec 1925
CHAR 18/11 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC (carbon copies). 17 May 1925 - 31 Dec 1925
CHAR 18/12A-B Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 01 Jan 1925 - 19 Sep 1925
CHAR 18/13A-B Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 11 Oct 1925 - 27 Dec 1925
CHAR 18/14 Official: Treasury: Committee on navy, army and air force expenditure report; prepared by 1st Lord Colwyn [earlier Sir Frederick Smith], 1st Lord Chalmers, and 1st Lord Bradbury. Dec 1925
CHAR 18/15 Official: Treasury: Imperial Economic Committee: papers on marketing Empire produce in the United Kingdom. Dec 1924 - Dec 1925
CHAR 18/16 Official: Treasury: Board of Education administrative memorandum number 44 on local education authority estimates. 31 Dec 1925
CHAR 18/17 Official: Treasury: note by James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] on election expenses for 1923 election, enclosing a Home Office pamphlet on the return of expenses from candidates. Feb 1925
CHAR 18/18 Official: Treasury: rail freight charges. 12 Jun 1925 - 20 Jul 1925
CHAR 18/19 Official: Treasury: correspondence on state pensions. 12 Dec 1924 - 20 May 1925
CHAR 18/20 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the safeguarding of steel. 10 Aug 1925 - 18 Nov 1925
CHAR 18/21 Official: Treasury: Conference of Finance Ministers in Paris [France], concerning reparations: correspondence and memoranda. 01 Dec 1924 - 07 Apr 1925
CHAR 18/22 Official: Treasury: taxation and debt payments. Jun 1925 - Jul 1925
CHAR 18/23 Official: Treasury: various pamphlets on unemployment, trade unions, etc. c 1925
CHAR 18/24 Official: Treasury: coal industry: communications and papers. 21 Aug 1925 - 22 Apr 1926
CHAR 18/25 Official: Treasury: Budget 1926-1927: Treasury memoranda and tables, used in the production of the Budget. 1925 - 1926
CHAR 18/26 Official: Treasury: correspondence, pamphlets and tables on miscellaneous subjects. 1925 - 1928
CHAR 18/27 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 11 Jan 1926 - 16 Jul 1926
CHAR 18/28 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 19 Jun 1926 - 31 Dec 1926
CHAR 18/29 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC (carbon copies). 10 Jan 1926 - 21 Dec 1926
CHAR 18/30A-B Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 02 Jan 1926 - 14 Dec 1926
CHAR 18/31 Official: Treasury: correspondence on reducing the joint estimates for the fighting services. 19 Mar 1926 - 27 Mar 1926
CHAR 18/32 Official: Treasury: correspondence on reducing the naval estimates for 1927-1928. 14 Dec 1926 - 11 Feb 1927
CHAR 18/33 Official: Treasury: papers and tables on the sketch naval estimates, 1927-1928; votes 9 and 10 (works and buildings). 1926 - 1927
CHAR 18/34 Official: Treasury: papers and correspondence on reducing the army estimates for 1927-1928. 13 Dec 1926 - 24 Feb 1927
CHAR 18/35 Official: Treasury: correspondence on reducing the air estimates for 1927-1928. 17 Dec 1926 - 11 Feb 1927
CHAR 18/36 Official: Treasury: carbon copy of WSC's proposal for the betting tax. 10 Jan 1926
CHAR 18/37 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 30 Sep 1926 - 26 Dec 1926
CHAR 18/38 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax, mainly concerning the horse breeding associations' deputation. 28 Jun 1926 - 24 Dec 1926
CHAR 18/39 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the Betting Overseas (Prohibition) Bill. 15 May 1926 - 17 Feb 1927
CHAR 18/40 Official: Treasury: Budget 1927-1928: Treasury memoranda and tables, used in the production of the Budget. 1926 - 1927
CHAR 18/41 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 11 Dec 1926 - 30 Apr 1927
CHAR 18/42 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 12 May 1927 - 27 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/43 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC (carbon copies). 03 Jan 1927 - 29 Jun 1927
CHAR 18/44 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (carbon copies). 12 Jul 1927 - 21 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/45A-B Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 19 Jan 1927 - 30 Jun 1927
CHAR 18/46A-B Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 03 Jul 1927 - 31 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/47 Official: Treasury: various papers on sketch estimates and economies. 18 Nov 1927 - 19 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/48 Official: Treasury: papers and correspondence on economising the current expenditure. 19 Jun 1927 - 21 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/49 Official: Treasury: papers and correspondence on economising the 1928-1929 expenditure. 19 Jul 1927 - 24 Aug 1927
CHAR 18/50 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 04 Jan 1927 - 28 Feb 1927
CHAR 18/51 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 01 Mar 1927 - 29 Apr 1927
CHAR 18/52 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 04 Mar 1927 - 29 Jun 1927
CHAR 18/53 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 22 Feb 1927 - 26 Oct 1927
CHAR 18/54 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 01 Nov 1927 - 22 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/55 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax and the horse breeding associations' deputation. 19 Jan 1927 - 17 Mar 1927
CHAR 18/56 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax and the Jockey Club and bookmakers' deputations. 02 Feb 1927 - 30 Mar 1927
CHAR 18/57 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax and dishonest bookmakers. 25 May 1927 - 09 Nov 1927
CHAR 18/58 Official: Treasury: correspondence and memoranda on betting tax evasion and yield. 11 Dec 1927 - 30 Jan 1928
CHAR 18/59 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax and totalisator proposals. 11 Mar 1927 - 30 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/60 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax and graduated licences. 14 Jun 1927 - 19 Mar 1928
CHAR 18/61 Official: Treasury: minutes to WSC on estate duty relief on agricultural land. 17 Mar 1927 - 29 Mar 1927
CHAR 18/62 Official: Treasury: papers and correspondence on block grants. 20 Aug 1926 - 25 May 1927
CHAR 18/63 Official: Treasury: correspondence on block grants. 15 Jul 1927 - 22 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/64 Official: Treasury: correspondence on rating relief. 04 Jun 1927 - 18 Nov 1927
CHAR 18/65 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief. 05 Dec 1927 - 31 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/66 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the liquid fuel tax. 06 Dec 1927 - 23 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/67 Official: Treasury: correspondence on reducing national expenditure, including with members of the House of Commons Economy Group. 22 May 1927 - 31 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/68 Official: Treasury: minutes and papers on the Trade Disputes Bill and the Civil Service. 11 Feb 1927 - 31 Mar 1927
CHAR 18/69 Official: Treasury: memorandum on potential naval competition between Britain and the United States, and its impact on British debt repayment, by "RGH" [Ralph Hawtrey, Director of Financial Enquiries, Treasury]. 19 Dec 1927 - 21 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/70 Official: Treasury: various memoranda on trade and finance. 17 Jun 1927 - 23 Dec 1927
CHAR 18/71 Official: Treasury: Budget 1928-1929: Treasury memoranda and tables, used in the production of the Budget. 1927 - 1928
CHAR 18/72 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 21 Dec 1927 - 28 Dec 1928
CHAR 18/73 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] to government ministers, senior civil servants, MPs and Lords (carbon copies). 04 Jan 1928 - 27 Dec 1928
CHAR 18/74 Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 01 Jan 1928 - 31 Mar 1928
CHAR 18/75 Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 04 Apr 1928 - 20 Dec 1928
CHAR 18/76 Official: Treasury: letters of congratulation on the budget. 24 Apr 1928 - 17 May 1928
CHAR 18/77 Official: Treasury: Cabinet papers and correspondence on efforts to reduce expenditure. 25 Jan 1928 - 17 Feb 1928
CHAR 18/78 Official: Treasury: papers comparing British and United States exports, in response to a letter from Henry Croft MP in the Daily Mail arguing for protectionism. 29 Aug 1928 - 31 Aug 1928
CHAR 18/79 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 10 Feb 1928 - 20 Jul 1928
CHAR 18/80 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 02 Jul 1928 - 15 Jan 1929
CHAR 18/81 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the totalisator and the Race Course Betting Bill. 03 Jan 1928 - 30 Mar 1928
CHAR 18/82 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the totalisator and the Race Course Betting Bill. 09 Apr 1928 - 30 May 1928
CHAR 18/83 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the totalisator and the Race Course Betting Bill. 30 May 1928 - 25 Jul 1928
CHAR 18/84 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the Betting Overseas (Prohibition) Bill. 19 Jan 1928 - 20 Jul 1928
CHAR 18/85 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals. 31 Dec 1927 - 24 Jan 1928
CHAR 18/86 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 21 Jan 1928 - 01 Mar 1928
CHAR 18/87 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 26 Feb 1928 - 19 Mar 1928
CHAR 18/88 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 22 Feb 1928 - 27 Mar 1928
CHAR 18/89 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 27 Mar 1928 - 24 Apr 1928
CHAR 18/90 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals. 30 Apr 1928 - 31 May 1928
CHAR 18/91 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals. 21 May 1928 - 14 Jun 1928
CHAR 18/92 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 15 Jun 1928 - 28 Jun 1928
CHAR 18/93 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 04 Jul 1928 - 08 Aug 1928
CHAR 18/94 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on liquid fuel tax proposals. 02 Jan 1928 - 31 Mar 1928
CHAR 18/95 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on liquid fuel tax proposals. 02 Apr 1928 - 24 May 1928
CHAR 18/96 Official: Treasury: Budget 1929-1930: Treasury memoranda and tables, used in the production of the Budget. 25 May 1928 - 05 Feb 1929
CHAR 18/97 Official: Treasury: Budget 1929-1930: Treasury memoranda and tables, used in the production of the Budget. 25 Sep 1928 - 15 Apr 1929
CHAR 18/98 Official: Treasury: Budget 1929-1930: correspondence on various duties. 20 Oct 1928 - 10 Apr 1929
CHAR 18/99 Official: Treasury: Budget 1929-1930: correspondence on licence duties. 26 Oct 1928 - 10 Apr 1929
CHAR 18/100 Official: Treasury: various papers from the 1929-1930 Budget file. 12 Jul 1928 - 13 Apr 1929
CHAR 18/101 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929
CHAR 18/102 Official: Treasury: correspondence from WSC (carbon copies). 02 Jan 1929 - 04 Jun 1929
CHAR 18/103 Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 28 Jan 1929 - 23 May 1929
CHAR 18/104 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 28 Dec 1928 - 27 Mar 1929
CHAR 18/105 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on assistance to railways. 20 Mar 1929 - 11 Apr 1929
CHAR 18/106 Official: Treasury: various papers on reviving the trade facilities scheme and intervention to reduce unemployment. 16 Oct 1928 - 11 Apr 1929
CHAR 18/107 Official: Treasury: copy of Board of Trade statistical abstract for the United Kingdom for each of the fifteen years from 1913 to 1927. Jan 1929