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Correspondents include: Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries] (2) including one on agricultural policy; Sir Robert Burton-Chadwick [Parliamentary Secretary, Board of Trade]; Sir James Craig [later 1st Lord Craigavon, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] and Hugh Pollock [First Minister of Finance for Ulster, Ireland] (2) on the Northern Irish unemployment fund; Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of the Air Staff] on air force economies; Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] on the Economy Bill; 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne, Lord Privy Seal] on House of Lords economies; Lambert Ward MP on civil service grants; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister]; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India] on the Commission on agriculture in India; Sir William Joynson Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford, Home Secretary] on Russian oil; 1st Lord Islington [earlier John Dickson-Poynder] on retiring as Chairman of the National Savings Committee; F Vernon Willey [later 2nd Lord Barnby]; Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on French import duties; Sir Eric Geddes; 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun, Deputy Chairman of Unionist Party Organisation]; Sir Richard Colvin; ?Lieutenant Douglas Beaton RN; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Abe [Bailey]; George Lambton (2); Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] (4); [Sir Frederick] Ponsonby [later Lord Sysonby, Equerry and Assistant Private Secretary to King George V] and [1st Lord] Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V] on the King's pleasure at WSC's decision that the Estate of King Edward VII should not be liable to estate duties in future.
Also includes copy letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Wavertree [earlier William Walker].
Other subjects include: the Colwyn Committee report on navy, army, and air force expenditure; rubber prices; matters concerning the General Strike, including honouring those who assisted with the British Gazette; the proposed betting tax.
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