Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material.

Reference code: CHAR 9/107A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
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Date: 29 Jan 1934 - 23 Apr 1934

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Source material includes a government memorandum for the Disarmament Conference [Geneva, Switzerland].

Brief notes for WSC's speech (7 February) against disarmament and on Britain's defence needs, which includes the phrase "We are vulnerable as we have never been before". Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5321-6.

Notes for WSC's speech (6 March) on the army estimates and India. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5329-35.

Notes for WSC's speech (8 March) arguing against disarmament and on the need for air parity with Germany. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5338-44.

Hansard copy of WSC's speech (14 March) on the Lord Privy Seal's [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] mission, Ramsay MacDonald's [Prime Minister] plan, and European disarmament, which includes a quote from Dr Johnson's "Rasselas". Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5344-8.

Notes for WSC's speech (21 March) arguing for a Ministry of Defence. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5349-52.

Notes for WSC's speech (16 April) arguing for an enquiry by the Committee of Privileges into allegations concerning the Secretary of State for India [Sir Samuel Hoare, later 1st Lord Templewood] and 17th Lord Derby [Member of the Joint Select Committee on the Indian Constitution]. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5353-8.

Notes for WSC's speech (23 April) to the Committee of Privileges on the above alleged breach of privilege.

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