Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript.

Reference code: CHAR 9/65A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/66A-B
Previous record: CHAR 9/64

Date: 16 Feb 1922 - 03 Aug 1922

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Speech notes for WSC's statement (16 February), on the Irish elections, the dangers of delay, the Irish Boundary Commission, the interests of Northern and Southern Ireland and the position of Ulster. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 3192 - 3205.

Speech notes for WSC's statement (23 February) on freeing the funds of Irish local authorities previously intercepted to fund compensation claims, and settling compensation for personal injury and injury to property between the British and Irish Provisional Governments.

Typescript for WSC's statement (9 March) on WSC's view of Middle Eastern policy, savings in expenditure on Palestine and Mesopotamia [later Iraq], estimates of costs in the Middle East, 1922 - 1924, and British responsibilities in the Middle East. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 3255 - 3266.

Typescript for WSC's statement (22 May) on the truce in Dublin between the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State, and Eamon de Valera, the sending of reinforcements to Ulster, the constitution framed by the Provisional Government and the forthcoming Irish elections. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3314 - 3316.

Speech notes and partial typescript for WSC's statement (31 May) on the agreement between Michael Collins and de Valera for forming a Coalition Government, the blocking of free elections, the threat to the Anglo-Irish Treaty, Republican violence, the constitution of the Irish Free State and conditions in the south. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3316 - 3326.

Speech notes and typescript for WSC's statement (15 June) on the forthcoming Irish elections, and publication of the constitution. Also includes: a note from Lionel Curtis [Advisor on Irish Affairs to the Colonial Office] on WSC's statement.

Speech notes, typescript and a copy of Hansard for WSC's statement (26 June) on the activities of the IRA, British supplies of arms to Northern Ireland, the establishment of a neutral zone on the Ulster frontier, the murder of Field-Marshal Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff], general Irish support for the Anglo-Irish Treaty, and elections to the Coalition Government. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3327 - 3337.

Typescript for WSC's statement (4 July), entitled "Palestine and Zionism" on the concession to supply electricity in Palestine granted to Pinhas Rutenberg. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3342 - 3351.

Speech notes for WSC's statement (3 August) on hopes for the future of the Irish Free State. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3365 - 3373.

Typescript replies by WSC to questions in the House of Commons, on subjects including an incident involving Cardinal Michael Logue [Primate of All Ireland] and the Special Constabulary, and on WSC's statement (15 June) on the forthcoming Irish elections and publication of the constitution.

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