Speeches: speech notes.

Reference code: CHUR 5/14A-F

Part of: CHUR 5
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Date: 10 Sept 1947 - 28 Oct 1947

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (10 September, International Congress of Physicians, Guildhall, London) on the medical profession and scientific advances in which he reflects on previous speeches made by Sir Edward Grey and 1st Lord Morley of Blackburn. Also includes a report from the Lancet on WSC's speech and the reply to it made by 1st Lord Moran and papers about the meeting. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7521-3.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (27 September, Royal Wanstead Schools, Essex) entitled "A civic and patriotic duty" on the Conservative Party and the need for individuals to play an active role; deterioration under the Labour government; criticism of increased emigration; prosperity during the 1930's; the origins of current reforms in pensions, employment under the Conservative government; the cold war; the predictions he made in his Fulton speech ["The Sinews of Peace" see CHUR 5/4A-B]; the links between the United Kingdom and the United States; unrest in India and his opposition to Indian independence; and the evacuation of forces from Palestine. Source material includes notes on Conservative policy. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7523-7.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (4 October, Conservative Party Conference, Brighton, Sussex) on subjects including: the strength of the Conservative Party; the opposition of the electorate to the Socialist government; India; decline under the Labour government; the 1945 election; the importance of the National Government's role in founding social reforms in housing and pensions; the excessive control of the Labour government; criticism of Sir Stafford Cripps, Minister of Economic Affairs; nationalisation of industries; the need for a basic standard of living; affairs in Palestine and Germany; food production and agriculture; and the British empire. Source material includes: a note from Miles Beevor of London North Eastern Railways on railway charges; suggestions for the speech from 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office], Mark Chapman-Walker, Leo Amery, and Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; notes from Christine Taylor, Secretary to WSC; and extracts from previous speeches. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7528-37.

Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (recorded on 9 October, broadcast on 14 October, for the memorial dinner for Alfred Smith in New York, United States) including: his meetings with Smith; Smith's unsuccessful presidential campaign; relations with the Soviet Union; criticism of J B Priestley; opposition to communism. Source material includes correspondence with Walter Graebner, London representative of Time-Life International, and Henry Luce of Time-Life International, and Francis Spellman [Archbishop of New York]; and newspaper cuttings about the speech. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7538-40.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (22 October, House of Commons) seconding the motion and address of congratulations to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the engagement of Princess Elizabeth [later Queen Elizabeth II] to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten [later Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, p 7541.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 October, House of Commons) on the Conservative amendment to the address including: criticism of a speech by Sir Stafford Cripps, Minister of Economic Affairs; criticism of Labour government policy on nationalisation, economic policy, foreign investment, housing, India, Burma, the armed forces, reform of the House of Lords; the need for a minimum standard of living; the strength of the United States and the American financial assistance provided to the United Kingdom; and the steel industry. Also includes unused sections of the speech, notes from "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC]; notes of suggestions from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat and a draft speech by Maudling; and a newspaper cutting of an appeal by Hugh Gaitskell [Minister of Fuel and Power] not to bathe too much. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7541-54.

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