Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes.

Reference code: CHAR 18/12A-B

Part of: CHAR 18
Next record: CHAR 18/13A-B
Previous record: CHAR 18/11

Date: 01 Jan 1925 - 19 Sep 1925


Includes carbon copies of minutes from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance]; Sir Richard Hopkins [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir George Barstow [Controller of Supply Services]; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary]; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]; Financial Secretary [Walter Guinness, later 1st Lord Moyne]; Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise]; Alfred Hurst; Sir Alfred Watson [Government Actuary]; Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]; Foreign Secretary [Austen Chamberlain]; Sir Russell Scott [Controller].

Also includes some notes by WSC for CSC's use; 2 notes (dated 30 June 1947) by Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant].

Subjects include: social insurance; the gold standard; inter-allied debt; estimates for various government branches and the armed forces; affairs in Egypt, Sudan and the Middle East; ministerial salaries; unemployment levels; Greek affairs; the navy marriage allowance; various tax and duty matters; the Weir housing scheme; various matters concerning the Budget; the telephone service; Japanese naval expansion; widows' pensions; social services in Northern Ireland; imperial war graves; the steel trade; flying accidents.





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CHAR 18/12A/8 Copy of a memorandum from WSC to Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance, Treasury] asking him about the impact of the return to the Gold Standard on the United States "Shall we not be relieving them from the consequences of their selfish and extortionate policy?" and suggesting that [Ralph] Hawtrey [Director of Financial Enquiries, Treasury] should draft a paper about the subject. 02 Jan 1925
CHAR 18/12A/96-99 Minute from WSC to Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance] marked "private and confidential" querying statements made by Niemeyer about the gap between Britain and the United States, bank rates and the 1.25 million unemployed, remarking "while that unemployment exists, no one is entitled to plume himself on the financial or credit policy which we have pursued". 22 Feb 1925
CHAR 18/12B/162 Copy of a minute from WSC to James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] informing him that he will not circulate the "gold papers" [about the return to the Gold Standard] to the Cabinet and will explain them verbally, because of information obtained by the press about the contributory insurance policy. 23 Apr 1925