Speeches: speech notes.

Reference code: CHUR 5/22A-B

Part of: CHUR 5
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Date: 12 Nov 1948 - 11 Feb 1949

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 November 1948, Westminster Abbey) at the unveiling of a memorial to President Franklin Roosevelt in which WSC pays tribute to Roosevelt. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7730-31.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (16 November 1948, House of Commons) entitled "The Iron and Steel Bill" on the nationalisation of the steel industry including: the contrast between unemployment after World War I and full employment after World War II; a loan from the United States and the strength of the steel industry; his opposition to nationalisation; and the effect of nationalisation on the coal industry. Source material includes: notes on the steel industry and the effects of the bill [from ?Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat] and notes from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7731-42.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (London University) entitled "The essential verities" on receiving an honorary degree on the importance of a university education and study of the classics. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7744-6.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (25 November, House of Commons) entitled "Ireland (relations with the Commonwealth)" on the partition of Ireland and the position adopted by [Eamon] De Valera [as Taoiseach (Head of Government) during World War II]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7746-8.

Speech notes and Hansard report for WSC's speech (1 December, House of Commons) in the debate on defence including: the increase in length of National Service; the likelihood of war with the Soviet Union and the importance of the atomic bomb; criticism of demobilisation in 1945 and the Labour government's defence policy and defence spending. Source material includes: background notes and notes from Elizabeth Gilliatt. (See also WSC's speech, 7 September 1950, House of Commons, at CHUR 5/37). Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7748-58.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (10 December, House of Commons) on foreign affairs including: the partition of Ireland and imperial preference; relations with the United States; the achievements of General Dwight Eisenhower; government policy regarding Germany and assistance to the people of Berlin; the progress of European integration; affairs in Palestine and Spain; and the likelihood of war with the Soviet Union. Source material includes: notes from [Henry Hopkinson, later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat] and the Conservative Party Research Department; a pamphlet entitled "Feet on the ground: a study of the Western Union"; and notes from Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC] and "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7758-71.

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CHUR 5/22B/302-352 Speech notes for WSC's speech (10 December, House of Commons) on foreign affairs including: the partition of Ireland and imperial preference; relations with the United States; the achievements of General Dwight Eisenhower; government policy regarding Germany and assistance to the people of Berlin; the progress of European integration; affairs in Palestine and Spain; and the likelihood of war with the Soviet Union. 10 Dec 1948