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Recipients include: 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture]; Home Secretary [Sir William Joynson Hicks, later 1st Lord Brentford] (2); Secretary of State for War [Sir Laming Worthington-Evans] (2); Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (8); President of the Board of Trade, Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton] (5); John Pease [later 1st Lord Wardington, Chairman Lloyds Bank]; Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] (5); Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord Mount Temple, Minister of Transport]; First Lord of the Admiralty [William Bridgeman]; Sir Joseph Cook [High Commissioner for Australia]; 1st Lord Bradbury; 1st Lord Chalmers; 1st Lord Colwyn [earlier Sir Frederick Smith]; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] (2); Sir Herbert Samuel; Sir Richard Hopkins [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; Eva, Lady Keyes; Joseph Caillaux [French Minister of Finance] (3); James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Sir Robert Sanders [later 1st Lord Bayford]; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour] (2); Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood, Secretary of State for Air] (3); 1st Lord Stevenson on the rubber industry; Bolton Eyres-Monsell [Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury]; Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of the Air Staff]; Samuel Hammersley MP; Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] on the national health insurance scheme; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]; Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston; Sir George Lloyd on Lieutenant-Colonel Bertram Romilly; Lord Eustace Percy [President of the Board of Education] (2); William Cosgrave [President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, later Eire]; Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later 1st Lord Sysonby, Keeper of the Privy Purse]; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India]; Sir Herbert Creedy [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War].
Other subjects include: estimates for various government branches and the armed forces; the steel trade; unemployment insurance; the coal commission; the Iraq mandate; safeguarding of various industries; inter-allied debt; the committee on expenditure in the fighting services; the road fund.
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|CHAR 18/11/15-22||Copy of a letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, about a possible enquiry into protection of the steel industry, pointing out that there will be consequences because it underpins the rest of British industry, which make it likely that an enquiry would over-ride the claims of the steel industry, or if it didn't, that Free Trade will become a dominant feature of British politics. WSC suggests that the government is not obliged to set up an enquiry, and that a Royal Commission would be more suitable.||12 Jun 1925|