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Speech notes for WSC's statement (3 April) on the choice between an indefinite coal subsidy or a General Strike, and maintaining essential services in a strike. Source material includes a note from [Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister] on [Ramsay MacDonald, Leader of the Labour Party]'s attitude to the subsidy, a copy of a letter from Walter Citrine, Secretary, Trades Union Congress General Council, on the distribution of essential foodstuffs, and a press cutting reporting a statement by Arthur Cook, Secretary, Miners' Federation, on the miners' refusal to accept wage cuts.
Speech notes for WSC's statement (22 April) for the 3rd reading of the Economy Bill, on unemployment insurance, education cuts and local authority spending. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3904 - 3912.
Speech notes for WSC's Budget statement (26 April), on the inland revenue, debt, expenditure, Fighting Services, the return to the Gold Standard, silk duty, the McKenna Duties, Imperial Preference, betting duty, the Road Fund and the French war debt. Also includes a print of the speech and a press cutting reporting it. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3912 - 3935.
Speech notes for WSC's statement (29 April) on the Budget, including criticism from Philip Snowden [former Chancellor of the Exchequer] and Sir Robert Horne [former Chancellor of the Exchequer], and on the Road Fund, betting duty, Imperial Preference and taxation. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3936 - 3946.
Speech notes for WSC's statement (19 May) for the 2nd reading of the Finance Bill, on betting duty, the cost of the General Strike, the Budget and the French war debt. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3960 - 3968.
Speech notes for WSC's statement (10 June), entitled "Finance Bill (Betting Tax)" on the Labour view of the tax, reducing betting, and the effect on horse racing. Source material includes an extract from Hansard on Sir John Simon's opposition to the tax, and figures for the annual turnover of Ladbroke and Company Limited. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 3981 - 3989.
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|CHAR 9/75A/42-95||Budget Statement||26 Apr 1926|
|CHAR 9/75B/96||Budget Statement||26 Apr 1926|