Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, source material, prints and press cuttings.

Reference code: CHAR 9/83A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/84
Previous record: CHAR 9/82A-B

Date: Dec 1926 - 25 Apr 1928


Speech notes for WSC's statement (14 February 1928), entitled "Social Policy" on local services and the Road Fund. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4350 - 4358.

Speech notes for WSC's statement (16 March 1928), entitled "Racecourse Betting Bill" on the Government's attitude to the bill, the status of horseracing and the effect of the Totalisator. Source material includes: a note from Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary]; a draft of the bill; a memorandum on the bill by the Jockey Club Stewards and the National Hunt Committee Stewards; a Customs and Excise memorandum on the bill; extracts from the Bloodstock Breeders' Review, including a record of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's annual meeting and deputation to WSC; press cuttings from the Times and Daily Herald on Ramsay MacDonald [Leader of the Opposition]'s views on the bill; 2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell [Jockey Club Steward] on the bill; press cuttings from the Sporting Life on Hamilton's views. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4366 - 4371.

Speech notes and print for WSC's Budget statement (24 April), on the past year, the National Debt, expenditure and revenue, the betting tax, inland revenue, reform of the local rating system, oil duty, sugar duty and car tax. Also includes press cuttings from the Daily Telegraph and Yorkshire Herald reporting the speech. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4372 - 4405.




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Reference Record Date
CHAR 9/83A/18 "Racecourse betting: A bill to amend the 1853 Betting Act" 10 Feb 1928
CHAR 9/83A/19 Memorandum on the racecourse betting bill by the stewards of the Jockey Club and National Hunt Committee summarising the advantages of the bill as the establishment of totalisators at racing tracks and increased regulation of bookmakers at racecourses and outlining proposals to establish a central authority under control of the Jockey Club and National Hunt Committee, funds for which would be used to support horse breeding and the sport. [Mar 1929]
CHAR 9/83A/20-27 "Racecourse betting bill" 14 Mar 1928
CHAR 9/83B/112-194 Budget Statement 24 Apr 1928
CHAR 9/83B/195 Budget Statement 24 Apr 1928