Speeches: speech notes.

Reference code: CHUR 5/21A-B

Part of: CHUR 5
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Date: 09 Oct 1948 - 28 Oct 1948

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 October, Annual Conservative Party Conference, Llandudno, Wales) entitled "Perils abroad and at home" on subjects including: the recovery of the Conservative Party since 1945; the part played by Wales in British affairs; relations with the Soviet Union and the likelihood of a third world war; the degeneration of the United Nations; the importance of nuclear weapons belonging to the United States in countering the threat posed by the Soviet Union; the importance of Germany within Europe; the expense of the National Health Service; criticism of the Labour government's policy on issues including defence, the nationalisation of the steel industry, reform of the House of Lords, and the granting of independence to India. Source material includes: correspondence from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat with notes on economic problems. Also includes: a report of the proceedings at the meeting and notes from "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC] and "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7707-17.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 October, House of Commons) entitled "Commonwealth and Empire" in the debate following the speech made by King George VI including: the use of the term "Commonwealth" and the Labour government's avoidance of the terms "Empire", "Dominion" and "British"; his opinions regarding Ireland and the situation there; unrest in Burma and India; European affairs including the progress of integration and the treatment of war criminals; criticism of the Labour government's policy on issues including defence and nationalisation. Source material includes: press cuttings; correspondence from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat with notes on economic problems; and a note from "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7717-7730.

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CHUR 5/21A/1-68 "Perils abroad and at home" 09 Oct 1948
CHUR 5/21B/338-441 "Commonwealth and Empire" 28 Oct 1948