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

Reference code: CHAR 9/118

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/119A-B
Previous record: CHAR 9/117

Date: 04 May 1936 - 20 Jul 1936

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Notes for WSC's speech (4 May) on navy estimates and the position of the Fleet Air Arm. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5734-45.

Source material for WSC's speech (?15 May) on the Coal Mines Bill. Includes correspondence from Frederick Leathers, Sir Samuel Instone, and other interested parties; objections from the Mining Association; later file note indicating the removal of material; copy of the bill.

Notes for WSC's speech (21 May) on the Minister for Co-ordination of Defence [Sir Thomas Inskip, later 1st Lord Caldecote], setting up a separate Ministry of Munitions or Supply, and a comparison with the situation in Germany. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5749-56.

Notes and source material for WSC's speech (28 May) on the navy estimates, plans to reduce the Fleet by five cruisers, and Japanese naval strength. Source material includes: copy of International Treaty for the Limitation and Reduction of Naval Armament [Treaty of London]; cutting from the Times of a letter from 1st Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran]; ?list of Japanese ships; memorandum on the "escalator clause" in the Treaty from the Navy League; letter from A V Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough]. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5757-63.

Notes for WSC's speech (20 July) on rearmament, co-ordinating national defence, and German arms expenditure. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5781-7.

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