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CHAR 22/123 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 41 - 50.

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CHAR 22/123/3-52

Minutes of a meeting between the Cabinet Coal Committee (including Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour], George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley] and Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department) and the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation, on the settlement of the coal dispute. Subjects discussed include: reduction in wages; the ending of the subsidy to the industry; arbitration of pay awards; coal royalties; a minimum wage; pit closures and unemployment benefits for miners; coal prices.

49 folios
18 May 1926
CHAR 22/123/53-54

Copy of a letter from Arthur Cook, General Secretary of the Miners' Federation, to the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin], informing him that the Federation had considered the Government's latest proposals for ending the coal dispute and were ready to meet him at any time. Cook also encloses a resolution passed by the Federation, stating that though they were largely in agreement with the Government's proposals, they could not recommend agreement to reduction in miners' wages and objected to the proposed board for enforcing local minimum wage settlements.

2 folios
20 May 1926