Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: correspondence and papers.

Reference code: CHAR 22/113

Part of: CHAR 22
Next record: CHAR 22/114A-B
Previous record: CHAR 22/112

Date: 23 Mar 1926 - 11 May 1926


Includes papers by various individuals on the settlement of the coal dispute, including: 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], the Lord Privy Seal; the revised draft of the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]'s statement to mine-owners and miners; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton] (4); Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to WSC]; Arthur Cook, Secretary, Miners'Federation; Kenneth Lee [member of the Royal Commission]; Sir Ernest Gowers [Permanent Under-Secretary for Mines]; William Lee, Secretary, Mining Association; William Brace [Chief Labour Advisor to Department of Mines]; George Lane Fox [later 1st Lord Bingley, Secretary for Mines] (2); Evan Williams [President, Mining Association] (3); Montagu Norman [Governor, Bank of England]; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister]; John Forbes Watson, Director, National Confederation of Employers'Organisations; Henry Sutcliffe Smith [formerly on the Advisory Council, Board of Trade]; Henry Betterton [later 1st Lord Rushcliffe, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour].



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CHAR 22/113/24-25 Letter from Arthur Cook, Secretary of the Miners' Federation, to Winston Churchill [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on the settlement of the coal dispute, asking Churchill on behalf of the Executive Committee and Special Delegate Conference of the Federation to convene and attend a meeting of the Federation and Mining Association. Cook states that the Federation was willing to enter into negotiations for a new national agreement, with a view to reducing labour costs. Also includes a copy of a press statement by Churchill, reproducing Cook's letter and stating that the Government considered it a sufficient basis for requesting the Mining Association to restart negotiations. 03 Sep 1926