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Includes letters, notes and minutes by: Patrick Duff [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance]; Ernest Gowers [Permanent Under-Secretary for Mines] (5); Norman Holden; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer].
Also includes press comments on the Coal Commission; note by Treasury reporters of a conference between the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] and representatives of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain; notes on meetings between German and British representatives on possible co-operation in the coal export trade; estimates of costs from December 1925 to February 1926 of coal mining industry subvention; weekly summaries of coal statistics from November 1925 to April 1926; paper on North East coast coal prices.
|Physical:||1 bound file (43 folios)|
|CHAR 18/24/4||Notes of a conference between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Miners' Federation. Subjects and issues discussed include: the constitution of a Court of Enquiry/Commission; the Miners' Federation's wish that the miners and the mine owners should be represented; the likelihood of the Commission producing a minority report otherwise; Stanley Baldwin's view that a small Commission, supplemented by technical assessors, would be preferable and would avoid "the two contending parties [Miners' Federation and Mining Association]... appearing as...judges of their own case"; and the ceasing of unemployment pay for miners working in a set of collieries which have not been working. Typesript transcribed from the shorthand notes of the Treasury reporters.||14 Aug 1925|