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Includes memoranda, minutes, notes and letters by individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including WSC and: Sir Francis Floud [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise] (3); Charles Hardisty [HM Customs and Excise]; Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue] (6); Sir Sydney Chapman [Chief Economic Adviser to Government]; Sir Alfred Watson [Government Actuary] (2); Augustus Webb [?Chief of Intelligence Branch, HM Customs and Excise] (2); Frederick Phillips [Principal Assistant Secretary] (5); Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services] (4); James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Gilbert Upcott [Deputy Controller]; Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Frederick Leith-Ross [Deputy Controller of Finance]; George Ismay; Sydney Wood [Board of Education]; Harold Emmerson [Ministry of Labour] (2); Sir Horace Wilson [Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour].
Also includes reports, circulars and comparative studies on: national income; juvenile labour; Municipal Savings Banks; Inland Revenue history 1925-1928; Customs and Excise Revenue 1925-1926 and 1928-1929; comparison of government expenditure 1924-1929.
Subjects covered by the file include: consumption of beer, tea and sugar; thrift agencies; national debt; income tax estimates for 1929; import duties; the fluctuation of profits in depressed industries; using revenue to promote employment; tax and co-operative societies; the yield of duty on tyres; changes in wages and cost of living.
|Physical:||1 file (187 loose folios)|
|CHAR 18/100/89-98||Report on Total Nominal Dead Weight Debt, with a covering note from Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services] to James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]. The introduction explains the fall of nominal dead weight debt by £107 millions since Mar 1925 and that the period has also seen the conversion of short term bonds into long term debt, and that the proportion of external debt and treasury bills and savings certificates have also fallen. Subjects covered include: payments of debts and conversion operations, sinking fund operations, interest charges. The report concludes with figures for revalued national debt.||18 Mar 1929|
|CHAR 18/100/137-138||Memorandum from Frederick Leith-Ross [Deputy Controller of Finance] to Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services] and Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] on government expenditure, countering criticism by [David] Lloyd George by explaining government development and expenditure on housing, roads, telephones etc, and guarantees under the Trade Facilities Act and Colonial Development schemes equating to over £300 million expenditure, concluding that the government has "pursued these programmes to the fullest extent that was economically justified".||29-31 Mar 1929|
|CHAR 18/100/177-179||"The movement of wages and cost of living, 1924-9"|||
|CHAR 18/100/186-187||Handwritten note from ?FG to James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] enclosing typewritten figures on indirect taxes and percentages of total tax revenue from 1913/14- proposed figures for 1929/30 with a note on the figures for sugar, tea, cocoa, coffee and matches.||13 Apr |