Scope and Content

Keyes Papers. Vol. cxlviii. Parliamentary papers; Feb. 1934– 22 Jan. 1944, n.d.

Contents:

1. Printed by-election addresses of Keyes and his Labour opponent, Edward Humby, for the 1934 Portsmouth North by-election; Feb. 1934.

2. Invergordon. Papers relating to the mutiny in Sept. 1931 when, faced with substantial pay cuts imposed by the Admiralty in the face of the world economic crisis, some sailors in the Atlantic Fleet refused to put to sea. Includes texts and drafts of parliamentary speeches by Keyes, printed press-cuttings relating to Invergordon, copies of correspondence relating to Invergordon, and Keyes’s notes on the reduction in naval pay; 1 Aug. 1934, n.d.

3. Absenteeism and Slackness. Anonymous letters, partly copies, to Keyes expressing concerns at working practices in dockyards and aeroplane factories, and containing accusations of slackness, idling, and absenteeism affecting war production. Also contains printed appeals by the Admiral Superintendent and Commodore-in-Charge of Portsmouth and Sheerness naval dockyards relating to absenteeism and slackness. Feb. – June 1942, n.d.

4. Mines Ballot. Contains memoranda, correspondence and press-cuttings relating to the policy of conscripting young men in training corps, fit for active service, in to the mines. Partly printed. 1942 – 22 Jan. 1944, n.d.

Invergordon Mutiny: Adm. Keyes's papers on the Invergordon Mutiny: 1934.

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