Speeches: speech notes.

Reference code: CHUR 5/25A-E

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Date: 01 Apr 1949 - 28 May 1949

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (United Europe Economic Conference, Church House, Westminster [London]) entitled "The three circles (foreign policy)" including: the importance of the European movement in foreign policy; the resources of Europe; the "three circles" of significance in world affairs being the British empire and commonwealth, the English-speaking world, and United Europe. Source material includes: background notes from Duncan Sandys [Chairman of the International Executive of the European movement] and Sir Harold Butler [Chairman of the Economic section of the European movement]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7810-11.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 April, House of Commons) on India and its status within the commonwealth. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7811-13.

Brief manuscript speech notes for WSC's speech (Royal Academy Banquet dinner).

Speech notes for WSC's speech (29 April, Primrose League, Albert Hall [London]) entitled "Conservative Party prospects". Also includes notes from Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC].

Brief manuscript speech notes for WSC's speech (5 May, House of Lords) to the Unionist peers.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 May, House of Commons) on the North Atlantic Treaty and the establishment of NATO on subjects including: the cold war and relations with the Soviet Union; the importance of the union of Europe and the association of English speaking peoples; and the atomic bomb. Source material includes: background notes from the Conservative Party research department and Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton] Head of the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat on NATO and the importance of the United States. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7815-20.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (18 May, Lord Mayor's Banquet, Liverpool Town Hall) on the contribution made by Liverpool during World War II. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7820-21.

Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (19 May, Liverpool University) on receiving an honorary degree on education including: his schooldays, the importance of lifelong learning and of studying arts and humanities subjects. Published: Complete Speeches VII, p 7821.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (20 May, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow [Scotland]) to the Scottish Unionist Association entitled "Labour's nationalisation policy 'caprice and greed'" on subjects including: the strength of the Scottish Unionists; Labour government policy on Burma, Ireland and Palestine; the military alliance between the United States and Europe consolidated by NATO; a statement by Sir Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on taxation; nationalisation and state spending. Source material includes: correspondence and notes from Mark Chapman-Walker and Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat; a pamphlet including the speech; notes from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC] and press cuttings from various newspapers reporting on the speech. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7822-3 (part).

Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 May, Woodford [Essex]) on nationalisation including: the economic effects of the Labour government's policy; the impending General Election; criticism of socialism and of the Labour government; post war reconstruction; taxation and the policies of Sir Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Also includes press cuttings about the speech; notes from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat; and an extract of a broadcast by Herbert Morrison [Deputy Prime Minister]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7823-4 (part).

Also includes an envelope labelled to contain notes for WSC's speech delivered on 1 April at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) although the notes are not present in the file.

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