Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings.

Reference code: CHAR 9/91A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/92
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Date: 19 Feb 1930 - 25 Dec 1930

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (19 February, 1900 Club) on the failure of the Labour Government, a 3 party General Election, the Labour and Liberal alliance, Conservative proposals for protective food taxation and agriculture.

Typescript for WSC's speech (26 March, Harlow, Essex), entitled "The Economic Situation" on Conservative proposals for protective food taxation, the Labour and Liberal alliance, the next Labour Budget and agricultural policy. Also includes a note (1934) from Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4731 - 4732.

Speech notes, typescript and print for WSC's speech (19 June, Romanes Lecture, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford), entitled "Parliamentary Government and the Economic Problem" on the flexibility of parliamentary democracy, the increasing importance of the economy, the gap between voting opinion and economic doctrines, the inadequacy of the old doctrines, the gap between consuming and producing power, and the need for a national economic policy, rather than party policy, decided by a new non-political body. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4853 - 4855 (part).

Speech notes for WSC's speech (20 August, Conservative Meeting, Minster, Thanet, Kent), entitled "India and Egypt", on Pathan raids in India, the weakness of British authority, confusion arising from the Round Table Conference, British interference in Egypt's internal affairs, the weakening of the Navy, and the trade depression aggravated by the Labour Government. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4912 - 4915.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (27 October, Chingford, Epping, Essex), entitled "The Political Situation" on the need for a general tariff, food taxation and the situation in India. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4918 - 4920.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (6 September, Unionist Association Meeting, Dumbartonshire, Scotland), entitled "Conservative Policy" on the difficulties of Philip Snowden, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Snowden's position, between Labour extremists and David Lloyd George [Leader of the Liberal Party], and unemployment. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4915 - 4917.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (October - November, Epping) on reform of electoral law by Labour and the Liberals.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (2 November, Epping), entitled "Tariff Question", on the defence for the previous Conservative administration, on public expenditure, support for industry, particularly steel, and pension reform. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4922 - 4924.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 October, Wanstead, Essex), entitled "Tariff Question" on the need for the general tariff. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4921 - 4922.

Typescript for WSC's speech (3 November, Epping) on the grave political situation, and proposed Labour measures to amend the Trades Disputes Act, raise the school leaving age and inquire into unemployment insurance. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4924 - 4925 (part).

Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (11 December, Cannon Street Hotel, London), entitled "India (The Round Table Conference)" on demands for Indian independence and false hopes raised by the Conference, and the results of independence. Also includes press cuttings from the Morning Post reporting the speech. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4934 - 4938.

Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (25 December, BBC, London) on an appeal for the Blind Fund.

Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (26 February, Navy League Meeting, Cannon Street Hotel, London), entitled "London Naval Conference" on the passive British attitude, the increasing naval forces of the other Powers, numbers of cruisers required by Britain, and parity with the United States. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4710 - 4711 (part).

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