Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and source material.

Reference code: CHAR 9/94A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/95
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Date: 15 Apr 1931 - 18 Nov 1931

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Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (29 April), entitled "The Budget" on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Snowden's adoption of WSC's own measures as former Chancellor, on the National Debt, the Unemployment Insurance Fund and taxation. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5016 - 5024.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (13 May), entitled "India Office" on trade with India, the boycott on British goods and its harmful effect on Lancashire and the Indian people, and the political deadlock in India, which includes the phrase "Parcere subjectis, et debellare superbos", or "Spare the conquered, and war-down the proud". Source material includes press cuttings on India. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5025 - 5032.

Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (2 June), entitled "Representation of the People (No 2) Bill" on electoral reform, the need for more Parliamentary structure, the weakness of minority government, Proportional Representation, 2nd votes for householders and a 2nd ballot. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5037 - 5044.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (29 June), entitled "Disarmament and Europe" on the failure of disarmament conferences, Britain's abandonment of naval supremacy, the threat from the Soviet Union, and the French Army's position keeping stability in Europe. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5053 - 5060.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 July), entitled "India (Cawnpore Riots)" on Hindu and Moslem hostilities inflamed by the pact between Mahatma Gandhi and 1st Lord Irwin [earlier Edward Wood, later 1st Lord Halifax, former Viceroy of India] and by the Round Table Conference, weakening British authority in India and the fears of minorities. Source material includes: a quotation from 1st Lord Willingdon [earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas], Viceroy, on his duties; a letter from 1st Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran]; notes by Cornelia Sorabji on the political situation in India; the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Cawnpore Riots. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5060 - 5067.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (8 September), entitled "The Financial Situation" on the economic crisis, the National Government and the opposition of Labour members, and the need for majority government. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5068 - 5073.

Speech notes and a partial typescript for WSC's speech (11 November), entitled "Action on Tariff" on the rise and fall of the Labour Party, India, the stabilization of sterling, Protection and Free Trade and agriculture. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5090 - 5097.

Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (18 November), entitled "Statute of Westminster Bill" on the bill's effect on the Empire, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and India. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5097 - 5104.

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