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CHAR 22/120 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 21 - 24.

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CHAR 22/120/1-9

Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: terms for negotiations between the miners and mine owners; the offer of temporary assistance to the industry from the Government.

9 folios
27 Apr 1926
CHAR 22/120/10-41

Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, representatives of the Central Committee of the Mining Association and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: complaints by the miners that their proposals for the reorganisation of the industry had been ignored by the mine owners; proposals for amalgamation of works and co-operative selling and distribution of coal; the state of the export trade; the state of the home trade and low price of coal; the development and effect of selling agencies on the coal market; foreign competition.

31 folios
27 Apr 1926
CHAR 22/120/42-103

Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, representatives of the Central Committee of the Mining Association and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: a national minimum wage; prices in exporting districts; local wage settlements; arguments over figures for coal production and profits and the miners' view that an insufficient price was being charged for coal; proposed changes to working hours and wages; collieries closing under the existing wage levels and working hours following the ending of the Government subsidy; the effects of mass closures on the rest of the country; the owners' case for an 8-hour day.

61 folios
28 Apr 1926