Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes.

Reference code: CHAR 18/75

Part of: CHAR 18
Next record: CHAR 18/76
Previous record: CHAR 18/74

Date: 04 Apr 1928 - 20 Dec 1928

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Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Alfred Hurst [Principal Assistant Secretary]; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary]; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Home Office]; Sir Horace Hamilton [Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade]; Sir Francis Floud [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise]; Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]; Gilbert Upcott [Deputy Controller]; Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; President of the Board of Trade [Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton]; Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]; Sir Percy Thompson [Deputy Chairman, Board of Inland Revenue]; Frederick Leith-Ross [Deputy Controller of Finance]; Neville Bertram.

Also includes notes by Fergusson and Marsh; a letter from Charles Ammon MP.

Subjects include: savings certificates and the rate of national debt; the liquid fuel tax; rates and industry; estimates for various government branches and the armed forces; various tax and duty matters; the BBC broadcasting political speeches; Anglo-Persian Oil Company shares; railway relief; matters concerning the poor state of the mining industry; the betting tax and bookmakers; war debt; death duty matters; European disarmament questions, particularly Germany' role.

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CHAR 18/75/72 Copy of a minute from WSC to Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue] on opposition amendments to the Finance Bill, seeking figures to show that the majority of the relief will go to the industries where profits are lowest and unemployment is highest. 29 May 1928
CHAR 18/75/134-137 Copy of a memorandum from WSC to Sir Richard Hopkins [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue] instructing him to present WSC's view to the President of the Board of Trade [Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton] on the impact of the attitude of [Sir Otto] Niemeyer [Controller of Finance, Treasury] "of letting everything smash into bankruptcy and unemployment in order that reconstruction can be built up upon the ruins" He discusses forest holdings, emigration proposals, superconcentration, acceleration by railway companies, and continued economies by government departments. 22 Jul 1928
CHAR 18/75/167-173 Copy of a memorandum from WSC to Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary] "and others concerned" on: the possibility of shortening the occupation of Germany if Germany makes improvements in payment of reparations; the economic impact of the early return of troops; disarmament and the need for France to retain a strong army to uphold the Locarno treaty; repayment of United States debt and the need to pass on costs to Germany; the need for the Treasury to adopt am attitude of "extreme reserve and vigilant criticism; and the results of the United States elections. 14 Sep 1928
CHAR 18/75/176-177 Copy of a minute from WSC to Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] and Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services, Treasury] asking why he had not been consulted about spending £300,000 a year on improving the appearance of the bank note, which he views as an injustfiable extravagance contrary to the policy of reducing expenditure. He informs them that he intends to stop this expenditure in future and asks for information about Bank machinery and background files. 14 Sep 1928