Official: Cabinet: papers 325 - 339.

Reference code: CHAR 22/101

Part of: CHAR 22
Next record: CHAR 22/102
Previous record: CHAR 22/100

Date: 03 Sep 1926 - 28 Sep 1926


Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: notes of a meeting between ministers and representatives of the Mining Association; notes of correspondence between Sir Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Mines Department, Arthur Cook, Secretary of the Miners' Federation, and William Lee, Secretary of the Mining Association; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the Mining Association's agreement to consult its members on resuming negotiations for a settlement; Evan Williams, President of the Mining Association, on consulting members; the conclusions of a conference of ministers on the situation in China; Stanley Baldwin, the Prime Minister, on negotiations in the coal dispute; a Treasury memorandum on the commercialization of German reparation bonds, and Germany repurchasing the Saar mines, the region of Eupen-Malmedy from Belgium, and the mark notes issued in Belgium; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on the candidature of the dominions for seats on the Council of the League of Nations; Desmond Fitzgerald [Minister of External Affairs, Irish Free State] on seats on the Council; a Ministry of Labour special report on unemployment; a draft of the Industrial Courts (Temporary Powers) Bill, on miners' working hours and wages; George Lane Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on the Industrial Courts Bill; a note of the proposals of the Miners' Executive. Cabinet papers 326 and 336 not present.

Printed index at CHAR 22/106.




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Physical: 1 bound file (79 folios, including pamphlets)
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Original Reference: CP 325 (26) - CP 339 (26) Language:

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CHAR 22/101/57-58 Typescript copy of correspondence between the Mines Department and the Mining Association on the coal dispute (3-4 September), including: letter from Sir Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary of the Mines Department, to William Lee, Secretary of the Mining Association, forwarding a letter from Arthur Cook, Secretary of the Miners' Federation, to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Winston Churchill], and stating that Cook's letter was a basis for restarting negotiations; Cook's letter to Churchill, asking him to convene a meeting between the Mining Association and Miners' Federation to discuss a new national agreement with a view to reducing labour costs; letter from Lee to Gowers explaining that the Association had no authority to negotiate on behalf of the district mine owners; letter from Gowers to Lee asking representatives of the Association to meet the Cabinet Coal Committee to discuss their position; letter from Lee to Gowers agreeing to meet the Committee. 06 Sep 1926