Speeches: speech notes.

Reference code: CHUR 5/27A-E

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Date: 28 Sep 1949 - 27 Oct 1949

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Speech notes and Hansard report of WSC's speech (28 September, House of Commons) on the devaluation of the pound including: economic affairs; the forthcoming General Election; atomic weapons; the Labour government's policy on taxation; statements by Sir Stafford Cripps [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; the return to the Gold Standard; and nationalisation. Source material includes: notes of statements made by Aneurin Bevan [Minister of Health] and Herbert Morrison [Deputy Prime Minister]; notes from the Conservative Party Research Department; a glossary of financial terms; and notes from Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7844-57.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations' Local Government Conference, Friends House, Euston Road [London]) including: his distance from a statement made by [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] about minimum wages; the Conservative successes in local elections; the importance of local administration; and opposition to centralisation. Also includes: correspondence and suggestions from Iain Macleod [Head of Home Affairs Research Department of Conservative Party]; a copy of a speech by 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; and conference papers. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7857-8 (part).

Speech notes for WSC's speech (13 October, Trade Unions Congress, Londonderry House [London]) about nationalisation and trade unions. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7858-60.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (14 October, Conservative Party Conference, Empress Hall, Earls Court [London]) including: the need for a date for the General Election; the Labour government's plans to reduce expenditure; Conservative policies outlined in "The right road for Britain"; unemployment; economic policy and the devaluation of the pound; nationalisation; the importance of planning; criticism of socialism; agriculture; housing. Also includes: copy of a statement and WSC's speech issued to the press and a report on the conference. Source material includes: notes and suggestions from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat, Eric Adamson of the Labour department of the Conservative and Unionist Central Office; notes from "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC] and "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7860-71.

Brief notes for WSC's speech (19 October, Bristol University) on education. Newspaper cutting also present. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7871-2 (part).

Speech notes for WSC's speech at the Alamein dinner (21 October, Empress Hall) about the battle of El Alamein [Egypt] and the achievements of the 8th Army, General Harold Alexander as Commander in Chief Middle East, and Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery as Commander of the Eighth Army. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7873-5.

Speech notes and Hansard report for WSC's speech (27 October, House of Commons) on the economic situation including: the proposals of the Labour government; statements by Sir Stafford Cripps [Chancellor of the Exchequer] and Clement Attlee [Prime Minister]; expenditure; and the devaluation of the pound. Source material includes notes from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat. Also includes unused sections of the speech. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7876-83.

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