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Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: John Pratt, Foreign Office, on British policy in China; William Strang [1st Secretary, Foreign Office] on the anti-British boycott in Canton [later Guangzhou, China]; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, on the Irish Free State's application for a light tank; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; a copy of the proposed terms of settlement for the coal dispute; 1st Lord Balfour, Lord President of the Council, on the position of the dominions; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade; the Board of Trade Advisory Council's monthly report on the trade outlook; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, on the Irish Free State's application for a tank; a draft of the Coal Mines (Settlement of Dispute) Bill; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary of State for Scotland, on the steel houses scheme; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on Poor Law reform and block grants; the report of the Committee on Inter-Imperial relations, on the position of the dominions; a Ministry of Labour special report on unemployment; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on victimization by trade unions, and trade union legislation; a Foreign Office memorandum on the China Indemnity (Amendment) Bill; a draft of the China Indemnity (Application) Bill; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on Poor Law reform and block grants; Arthur Cook, Secretary, Miners' Federation, on the Federation's final decision; Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, on Poor Law reform and block grants; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary; Sir Victor Wellesley [Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office] on British policy in China.
Printed index at CHAR 22/106.
|Physical:||1 bound file (146 folios, including pamphlets)|
|Original Reference:||CP 380 (26) - CP 399 (26)||Language:|
|CHAR 22/104/140-141||Typescript copy of a letter from Arthur Cook, Secretary of the Federation, to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, on the final decision of the Miners' Federation on the coal dispute, informing Baldwin that the miners had voted to reject the Government's terms for a settlement, by 460,806 votes to 313,200. Cook forwards the resolution passed by the Federation Conference recommending all districts to immediately open negotiations with the local mine owners with a view to finding an agreement, although no final settlements should be agreed until a further National Conference had received reports of all negotiations. Also includes a copy of a letter from [Charles] Patrick Duff, Private Secretary to Baldwin, to Cook, acknowledging Cook's letter.||20 Nov 1926 - 22 Nov 1926|