Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence I-K.

Reference code: CHAR 7/30

Part of: CHAR 7
Next record: CHAR 7/31
Previous record: CHAR 7/29

Date: Dec 1935 - Dec 1936

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Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (2); Colin Thornton-Kemsley and his private secretary, Joan Wilkinson (4).

Other subjects include: international affairs, particularly the Italian invasion of Abyssinia [Ethiopia] and the League of Nations; civil service matters; pensions for ex-servicemen; the North Charterland [Northern Rhodesia, later Zambia] Company Public Enquiry; employment and pension queries from constituents; a request for WSC to become patron of a local group; German rearmament; a telegram from the King on the Golden Wedding of two constituents; a local transport issue; rating issues; alternative medicine; general constituency business.

Also includes: copy of "Miners' Campaign Special, December 1935"; copies of North Charterland Enquiry literature.

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CHAR 7/30/4 Newsprint issue of the Miners' Campaign Special (number 5), by the Mineworkers' Federation of Great Britain. It details the Government's responsibility to the miners, particularly following the failure to modernise, wasteful competition through the use of coal selling agencies, the disastrous results of the 1930 Coal Mines Act and reiterates the need for the Government to increase miners' wages. It also quotes from a speech by George Peake, Chairman of the Airedale Collieries Limited, supporting the miners' case, reports a speech by 1st Lord Sankey [Chairman of the 1919 Coal Industry Commission] recommending nationalisation of the mines and agreeing that wages should rise and reprints a Daily Express article on the case for higher wages. Dec 1935