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

Reference code: CHAR 9/146A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/147A-B
Previous record: CHAR 9/145

Date: 22 Jan 1941 - 07 May 1941

Scope/content:

Notes for WSC's speech (22 January) entitled "A dark and deadly valley" on the structure of government during wartime, the roles of the Minister of Defence and the Minister for Reconstruction, the needs of the army and military production. Also includes copy of Hansard containing the text of WSC's speech and others in the debate on production, supply and manpower. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6331-8.

Hansard copy of the debate on the conduct of Robert Boothby (28 January) including Boothby's and WSC's statements. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6339-40.

Notes for WSC's speech (6 February) in tribute to 1st Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran]. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6341-3.

Notes for WSC's speech (27 February) on the House of Commons Disqualification (Temporary Provisions) Bill and the case of Malcolm MacDonald [Minister of Health]. Also includes copy of Hansard containing the text of WSC's speech and others in the debate. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6350-60.

Notes for WSC's speech (9 April) on the war situation including events and operations in Libya, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, North East Africa, Greece, and Vichy France, and on the Battle of the Atlantic and losses of merchant shipping to U-boats. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6369-76.

Hansard copy of WSC's statement (22 April) on the bombardment of Tripoli [Libya] and the Greek campaign.

Hansard copy of WSC's statement (30 April) on the evacuation of Empire forces from Greece, giving details of casualties. Published: Complete Speeches VI, p 6385.

Notes for WSC's speech (7 May) on the war situation including: a Vote of Confidence in parliament; events and operations in Greece, the Balkans, and Libya including the defence of Tobruk against forces under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel; a comparison of Hitler with Napoleon; production of tanks; the Battle of the Atlantic, and losses of merchant ships to U-boats. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6387-99.

For further material for some of the above speeches see CHAR 9/177 and CHAR 9/178.

Keywords

UKAT

Personal

Geographic

Corporate

Other details

Access:

Open

Physical: 2 bound files (244 folios)
Publication: Alternative format:
Original Reference: Language: