Public and political: memoranda and other papers produced or collected in connection with the general election of 1929.

Reference code: CHAR 2/167

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Date: 1926-1929

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CHAR 2/167/1 File cover. May 1929
CHAR 2/167/2 Note from WSC to James Grigg asking for figures on the drawing of unemployment benefit. 03 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/3 Letter from Sir Horace Wilson (Ministry of Labour) to James Grigg enclosing CHAR 2/167/4-6. 03 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/4-6 Memorandum [by the Ministry of Labour] on the number of people drawing unemployment benefit. Sent with CHAR 2/167/3. [May] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/7 Table showing the changes in rateable values and rates between 1928/9 and 1929/30 in various county boroughs and county districts. [May] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/8-10 Minute by Sir Alfred Hurst to James Grigg on the proposed scheme of rating reform, particularly as it would effect London and parishes in the Epping Division of Essex. 03 May [1929]
CHAR 2/167/11 Note from [WSC] to [James Grigg] asking for clarification of figures on the rating of places in his constituency [Epping, Essex] produced by Sir Alfred Hurst. 03 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/12 Note from James Grigg to [WSC] commenting on the value of CHAR 2/167/13-15 and CHAR 2/167/16-18 for election purposes in Epping [Essex]. 02 May [1929]
CHAR 2/167/13-15 Memorandum by [Sir Alfred Hurst] on Poor Law administration in the West Ham Union [Essex]. [May] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/16-18 Memorandum by [Sir Alfred Hurst] on the Epping Division [of Essex] and the Local Government Reform Scheme. [May] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/19 Notes referring to CHAR 2/167/20-31. 22 Apr [1929]
CHAR 2/167/20-31 Memorandum criticising the economic doctrines of John Maynard Keynes [later Lord Keynes]. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/32 Note by James Grigg that he will get the biography and a representative sample of the doctrines of Arthur Kitson. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/33 Newspaper cutting: letter from Arthur Kitson, president of the Banking and Currency and Reform League, explaining why he may oppose WSC in the election in the Epping Division of Essex. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/34 Note by [Frederick Phillips] that Arthur Kitson is the president of the Banking and Currency Reform League and the Economic Freedom League and that he has stood for parliament for West Marylebone [London] in 1910 and Central Nottingham in 1918. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/35-42 Memorandum by [Frederick Phillips] on the views on monetary policy of Arthur Kitson. 23 Apr [1929]
CHAR 2/167/43-44 Minute from [Donald Fergusson] to [WSC] enclosing and summarising CHAR 2/167/45-47 and listing the objections to a scheme of unemployment insurance for agricultural workers. 09 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/45-47 Letter from Reginald Franklin (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) to Donald Fergusson on the possible extent of unemployment among agricultural workers and the policy of the Labour Party on unemployment insurance in agriculture. 08 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/48 Minute from WSC asking for information on the extent of unemployment among agricultural workers, the policy of the Labour Party on unemployment insurance in agriculture and the difficulties of a separate scheme. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/167/49. 03 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/49 Carbon copy of CHAR 2/167/48. 03 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/50-51 Minute by WSC asking for information about the feasibility of a separate scheme of unemployment insurance for agricultural workers, with reply by James Grigg. 02 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/52 Letter from Charles Houghton (Ministry of Agriculture) to James Grigg enclosing CHAR 2/167/53-54 and CHAR 2/167/55-61. 01 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/53-54 Memorandum on unemployment insurance for agricultural workers. Sent with CHAR 2/167/52. [1929]
CHAR 2/167/55-61 Cabinet memorandum by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries [Walter Guinness, later Lord Moyne] on unemployment insurance for agricultural workers. Sent with CHAR 2/167/52. 29 Oct 1926
CHAR 2/167/62 Ministry of Transport compliments slip accompanying CHAR 2/167/63. 11 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/63 Extract from the "Times trade and engineering supplement" on railway modernisation. 11 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/64 Cutting from the "Times": speech in the Spen Valley Division [of Yorkshire] by Sir John Simon [later Lord Simon] on Liberal policy . 02 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/65 Letter from William Brown (Board of Trade) to James Grigg enclosing CHAR 2/167/66, CHAR 2/167/67 and CHAR 2/167/68-74. 14 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/66 Letter from Robert Smith (10 Wards Road, Ilford, Essex) to WSC thanking him for deciding that no reduction shall be made in the war debt payments made by Germany, complaining about the rise in the price of bacon and wishing WSC success in the election. 12 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/67 Parliamentary question by William Thorne and answer by Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], the President of the Board of Trade, on the increase in the price of bacon. Sent with CHAR 2/167/65. 02 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/68-74 Parliamentary questions and answers, memorandum and extracts from the press on the rise in bacon prices, with covering letters from the Board of Trade. Sent with CHAR 2/167/65. Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/75 Letter from W H Lowe-Watson (Ministry of Labour) to James Grigg enclosing CHAR 2/167/76-79. 23 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/76-79 Analysis by [Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland] on the present unemployment situation and the prospects if a Conservative government is returned to power. Sent with CHAR 2/167/75. 23 Apr 1929 - 24 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/80 Letter from James Grigg to Rupert Howorth stating that if WSC is asked in his constituency about war debts and reparations he will reply that the Government is determined to claim from Europe whatever is required from it by the United States. Carbon typescript copy. 13 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/81 Minute by WSC stating that if he is asked in his constituency about war debts and reparations [see CHAR 2/167/82] he will reply that the Government is determined to claim from Europe whatever is required from it by the United States. 12 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/82 Questions from Rowland Armison (Romanhurst, Chelmsford Road, Woodford, [Essex]) to WSC on the possible adjustment of war debts and reparations. 10 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/83 Letter from W H Lowe-Watson (Ministry of Labour) to [Edward Marsh] enclosing CHAR 2/167/84. 22 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/84 Ministry of Labour pamphlet: "Facilities available to unemployed workers for training and transference including migration overseas." Sent with CHAR 2/167/83. Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/85 Notes by [WSC] and Edward Marsh possibly referring to CHAR 2/167/89-96. 02 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/86 Circular letter from Dorothy, Lady Lawrence, chairman of the executive committee of the National Society of Day Nurseries (117 Piccadilly, [London]) asking whether the recipients will bring the work of the Society to the attention of electors in their constituencies. Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/87 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg] hoping that the Prime Minister is considering Hailsham's memorandum [on the care or children between the ages of one and five] [see CHAR 2/167/89-96]. Carbon typescript copy. 16 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/88 Letter from Caroline Davison, private secretary to 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg] (House of Lords) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/167/89-96 and explaining that Hailsham has not revised it. 05 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/89-96 Memorandum from 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg] to WSC on the care of children between the ages of one and five. Sent with CHAR 2/167/88. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/97 Letter from W H Lowe-Watson (Ministry of Labour)to James Grigg enclosing and describing, on behalf of [Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland], CHAR 2/167/98-119. 11 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/167/98 Typescript copy of the first edition of a Labour Party leaflet on their intention to give more generous pensions. Sent with CHAR 2/167/97. c 1929
CHAR 2/167/99-100 Typescript copy of the second edition of a Labour Party leaflet on their intention to give more generous pensions. Sent with CHAR 2/167/97. c 1929
CHAR 2/167/101 Typescript copy of a Labour Party leaflet on the growth in their women's organisation and their main policy principles. Sent with CHAR 2/167/97. c 1929
CHAR 2/167/102 Extract from the "New Leader": part of a speech by James Maxton at the Independent Labour Party's conference on the cost of the party's proposed social reforms. Sent with CHAR 2/167/97. 30 Mar 1929
CHAR 2/167/103 Rough estimate [drawn up in the Ministry of Labour] of the cost of unemployment benefit at the rates and conditions proposed by the Labour Party. Sent with CHAR 2/167/97. [Feb] [1929]
CHAR 2/167/104-105 Letter from Kingsley Wood to Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland on the cost of a non-contributory pension scheme as proposed by the Labour Party. Carbon typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/167/97. 20 Feb 1929
CHAR 2/167/106 Programme of the Liberal Summer School at Cambridge. Jun 1927
CHAR 2/167/107 Issue of the "Liberal Magazine" including a list of the cost of social services under a Labour government. Sent with CHAR 2/167/97. Jul 1927
CHAR 2/167/108-119 Costings by W R Fraser of the Labour Party programme. 07 May 1929
CHAR 2/167/120 Campaign card issued by the Early Closing Association featuring an illustration of the Association and its achievements as a large oak tree which a "hostile press" is ineffectually attempting to cut down. 20 Mar 1929