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Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (17 January, Kingston, Jamaica) on his presentation with the key to the city, the island's recovery from a hurricane and the re-forming of the West India Regiment.
Speech notes for WSC's speech (30 January, Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey [London]) entitled "Westminster Abbey Appeal" on the abbey's role as a focus for Britain's faith and history, its part in the beginnings of Government and the work needed to preserve it. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8447 - 8.
Copy of Hansard for WSC's speech (2 February, House of Commons) entitled "East Coast Flood Disaster" on the loss of the ferry Princess Victoria and the death of [John] Maynard Sinclair, Deputy Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, the flood victims and action to help affected areas. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8448 - 9.
Speech notes for WSC's speech (17 February, National Farmers' Union Dinner, Grosvenor House Hotel [London]) entitled "The Agricultural Industry" on losses due to the floods, agriculture as a national issue, the equal importance of food production and export, the need to raise food production, the difficulties of international competition, an assured market for farmers, the need for farming to become flexible, the Government's intention to steer a middle course between over-intervention and total deregulation, new technical developments and the need for more capital. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8449 - 52.
Extract from Hansard for WSC's speech (19 February, House of Commons) entitled "North Sea Flood Disaster" on the losses in the Netherlands, Belgium and Britain, thanks for aid given, and work done to help affected areas. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8452 - 3.
Speech notes and copy of Hansard for WSC's speech (5 March, House of Commons) entitled "Defence" on subjects including: post-war defence policy, including cuts, the extension of National Service and rearmament; the need to retain the 2-year National Service period, opportunities to debate the issue, the advantages of a similar scheme for France and the effects of a reduction in National Service; extension of the time served by reservists; building up Home Defence, including the Home Guard; defence spending; arms exports, including selling jet aircraft to Egypt, Israel and the Arab States; the progress of the rearmament programme. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8453 - 62.
Speech notes for WSC's speech (25 March, House of Commons) entitled "Queen Mary" on the death of Queen Mary, and on subjects including her support for King George V, devotion to duty and interest in the arts. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8463 - 4.
Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (25 March [London]) entitled "Queen Mary" on her long life as one of the Royal Family, changes during her lifetime, her adaptability and her part in strengthening the monarchy. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8464 - 5.
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