Speeches: speech notes.

Reference code: CHUR 5/5A-B

Part of: CHUR 5
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Date: 03 May 1946 - 31 May 1946

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Newscutting reporting WSC's speech (3 May, Dorchester Hotel, London) at the Jubilee dinner celebrating 50 years of the Daily Mail, and reporting speeches delivered by 2nd Lord Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth] Chairman of the Daily Mail, 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken], 1st Lord Tedder and G Ward Price.

Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (7 May) on receiving the freedom of Westminster entitled "The British Commonwealth" including: his standing for election in Westminster [in 1924] as an independent anti-socialist candidate; the strength of the British empire; foreign affairs; the United Nations; and relations with the Soviet Union. Also includes pamphlets about the ceremony. Published: Complete Speeches, VII, pp 7314-8.

Speech notes and Hansard report for WSC's speech (7 May, House of Commons) on the evacuation of British troops from Egypt, criticising the policy of the Labour government and re-inforcing the need to protect the Suez canal. The Hansard report also includes material on civil aviation. Published: Complete Speeches, VII, pp 7311-4.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 May to the States General of the Netherlands, The Hague) entitled "The United States of Europe" on Holland's role during the war, reconstruction and links with John, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and the United Nations. Source material includes sections from speeches on the League of Nations and nationalisation. Published: Complete Speeches, VII, pp 7318-23.

Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (10 May, the University of Leyden, The Netherlands) on receiving an honorary law degree, entitled "Let freedom reign" on the history of the University and on reconstruction after World War II. Also includes a programme for the event. Published: Complete Speeches, VII, pp 7323-4.

Speech notes and Hansard report for WSC's speech (16 May, House of Commons) on India including: the position of the British empire, Sir Stafford Cripps' offer of Dominion status for India and Gandhi's activities during the war. The Hansard report also covers nationalisation of the coal industry and food. Published: Complete Speeches, VII, pp 7324-6.

Speech notes and Hansard report for WSC's speech (24 May, House of Commons) on treaty negotiations with Egypt including: the protection given to Egypt during World War II by empire troops, supplies obtained from Egypt, the withdrawal and distribution of troops and the Suez canal. Published: Complete Speeches, VII, pp 7326-34.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (29 May, Royal Institute of International Affairs, London) on the unveiling of a bust of 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on Cecil's role in the League of Nations. Also includes information on the proceedings including speeches made by Lionel Curtis, Lord Cecil and 1st Lord Astor.

Speech notes and Hansard report (31 May, House of Commons) on the world food situation, the supply of wheat, the visit by Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council and Leader of House of Commons] to the United States and the resignation of Benjamin Smith as Minister of Food. Source material includes: correspondence and notes from Ralph Assheton [later 1st Clitheroe], Chairman of the Conservative Party and James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip]; papers by Paul de Hevesy; and newscuttings and extracts from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches, VII, pp 7334-41.

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