Speech notes.

Reference code: CHUR 5/7A-D

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Date: Jun 1945 - 30 Jul 1946

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (11 July 1946, Livingstone Hall, Westminster, London) for a confidential meeting of the Executive Committee of Conservative and Unionist Associations including: his decision not to resign as Leader of the Conservative Party; criticisms of the Labour government; the need for organised opposition; and local party organisation. Source material includes: press cuttings; papers and notes on a variety of subjects including the organisation of the Conservative party, the 1945 election statistics, the Conservative Labour movement, the Young Conservative and Unionist association; papers for the meeting; and notes from "N S " ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow].

Speech notes for WSC's speech (14 July 1946, Officers' Club, Metz, France) on France and Europe including his memories of France and reviewing the French troops in 1907, the role of France in World War I and World War II. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7357-9.

Speech notes and Hansard report of WSC's speech (18 July, House of Commons) on the Cabinet mission to India including the offer of Dominion status made by Sir Stafford Cripps, his opposition to the offer of independence to India, and obligations to minorities in India. Source material includes: notes from "B B" [Brendan Bracken] and a booklet on the 1946 Cabinet mission to India and correspondence with the Congress party and the Muslim league. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7359-65.

Speech notes and Hansard report of WSC's speech (18 July 1946, House of Commons) on bread rationing including criticisms of government policy and statements by the Minister of Food, [Evelyn] John Starchy. The Hansard report also includes reports on the debate on India. Published: Complete Speeches VII pp 7356-72.

Brief speech notes for WSC's speech (30 July 1946, St Margaret's, Westminster) on the unveiling of a window to commemorate Edward Algernon Fitzroy, former Speaker of the House of Commons. Order of service for the occasion also present.

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