Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material.

Reference code: CHAR 9/117

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Date: 16 Mar 1936 - 30 Apr 1936


Notes for WSC's speech (16 March) on British naval strength in relation to the United States and Japan, and on building new ships. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5705-13.

Brief notes for WSC's speech (26 March) on foreign policy, a speech by the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon], German successes, including the reoccupation of the Rhineland [Germany], sanctions against Italy over its invasion of Abyssinia [Ethiopia], and the League of Nations. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5717-21.

Notes for WSC's speech (6 April) on the League of Nations, the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, and German fortifications in the Rhineland. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5723-9.

Notes for WSC's speech (23 April) on the Budget debate, analysing changes which have occurred since his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Also includes letter from Hargreaves Parkinson, Associate Editor of the Economist, and a copy of Hansard containing WSC's speech. Source material includes: copies of Budget financial statements for 1929, 1930, and 1936; details of German arms expenditure dictated by Sir Henry Strakosch [Member of Financial Committee, League of Nations]. Part published: Complete Speeches pp 5731-4.

Notes for WSC's speech (30 April, Foreign Affairs Committee) giving an historical perspective on current European problems, concerning the League of Nations, Germany, France and Britain.






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