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

Reference code: CHAR 9/149A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/150A-B
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Date: 21 Oct 1941 - 11 Dec 1941

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Hansard copy of a debate on visits to Ireland (21 October) including WSC's statement on Defence Regulation 18b [giving the Home Secretary powers to detain people without charge]. Part published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6497-8.

Notes for WSC's speech (12 November) on the parliamentary address, wartime speeches by Ministers, shipping losses, food and rations, food production, fuel and production of munitions. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard and cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6506-12.

Hansard copy of WSC's statement (13 November) on the precedence of government business in the House of Commons.

Hansard copy and cutting from the Times reporting WSC's intervention (19 November) on the golden wedding of the Speaker [of the House of Commons] Edward Fitzroy. Published: Complete Speeches VI, p 6512.

Hansard copy and cutting from the Times reporting WSC's statement (20 November) on the attack in Libya against forces under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6513-4.

Notes for WSC's speech (2 December) on war production and maximising the war effort through extending the National Service obligations for men and women. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard and cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6514-23.

Notes for WSC's speech (8 December) entitled "War with Japan" on the attack on Pearl Harbor [United States], liaison with President Roosevelt, and the declaration of war on Japan. Source material includes copy letter from WSC to Shinichi Kamimura, Japanese Charge d'Affaires [to the United Kingdom] and note from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] on the declaration. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard and cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech. [Repeated as a BBC broadcast that evening] Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6523-6.

Hansard copy of WSC's statement (10 December) on the loss of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6526-7.

Notes for WSC's speech (11 December) on the war situation including: events and operations in the Soviet Union and in Libya including praise for General Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief Middle East], the Battle of the Atlantic, China's declaration of war on Japan, Germany, and Italy, and the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6527-33.

For further material for some of the above speeches see CHAR 9/180.

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