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Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: notes of meetings between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation and of the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on procedure for negotiations; George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on the suggested Government offer.
|Physical:||1 file (98 loose folios)|
|Original Reference:||RCC (26) 87 - RCC (26) 90||Language:|
|CHAR 22/126/2-73||Notes of a meeting on the coal dispute, between the Coal Committee (Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department and Christopher Hurst, Assistant Under- Secretary, Mines Department) and the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: minimum working hours and the 7-hour, 7.5-hour and 8-hour day; coal prices; a national appeals tribunal for wage and working hours disputes; division of profits between owners and wages; subsistence wages; district negotiations.||08 Nov 1926|