Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals.

Reference code: CHAR 18/86

Part of: CHAR 18
Next record: CHAR 18/87
Previous record: CHAR 18/85

Date: 21 Jan 1928 - 01 Mar 1928

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Includes memoranda, letters, minutes and notes by WSC and: Alfred Hurst [Principal Assistant Secretary, Treasury] (7); President of the Board of Trade, Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton]; 1st Lord Weir; Thomas Jones [Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet]; Sir Arthur Robinson [Secretary to Ministry of Health]; Minister of Health, Neville Chamberlain; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer].

Also includes: conclusions of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd meetings of the Cabinet policy committee; reports of the departmental committee, the policy committee, and the distribution sub-committee; Cabinet papers and conclusions, including comments by Sir Josiah Stamp, Weir, and Sir Arthur Duckham; cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech at Birmingham Town Hall on 3 February; [Hansard] extracts from Prime Minister's [Stanley Baldwin] speech and the House of Commons debate; cutting from the Daily Mail.

Subjects include: matters concerning the scheme, including exempting all new industrial property from the national rate, the proposed time table, the unemployment factor in the grant formula, proposals affecting the Ministry of Transport, distribution of the new exchequer grants, application of the proposals to Scotland, Labour and Liberal policies, retention by local authorities of the fixed rate payable by selected classes of property, the transfer of the Poor Law and roads to the County Councils, the scheme in relation to railway rates, and the definition of productive property; the betting tax.

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Physical: 1 file (106 loose folios)
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Original Reference: Includes policy committee papers, P(28)1 - P(28)6 Language: