Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - J.

Reference code: CHUR 3/56

Part of: CHUR 3
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Date: 25 Jan 1950 - 08 May 1950


Correspondents include: Percy Cohen, [Joint Director], Conservative Research Department (2); Sir William Wakefield on a proposed increase in London taxi fares; George Earle, Chairman, Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers Limited, on the nationalisation of the cement industry; J W Faulkner, Clerk of Chigwell [Essex] Urban District Council (5); Joan, Lady Davidson [later Baroness Northchurch], MP for [Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire]; Philip Moore [later Lord Moore of Wolvercote], Assistant Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty; Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (5); Edwin Bayliss, Chairman of North Thames Gas Consultative Council; Leslie Murphy, Private Secretary to the Minister of Fuel and Power. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by Mummery and Lorna Cowper, Jo Sturdee [later Lady Onslow] and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries.

Other subjects include: a dispute between Banque Belge pour l'Etranger (Overseas) Limited and the National Union of Bank Employees; local schools; war damage claims; comments on and support for WSC in the General Election; housing, voting and taxation enquiries; Church schools; the atomic arms race; merchant seamen with temporary naval commissions, and entry into the Royal Navy; instability in Malaya [later Malaysia]; teachers' pay; the domestic coal supply; fuel allowances; recognizing alternative medicine under the National Health Service.

Also includes: statistics for numbers of London taxi drivers; members list of the local Gas Consultative Council; election questionnaire of the National Federation of Housewives (with WSC's answers).




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