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25 CHAR 1/201 Personal: Admission to Trade Union as a bricklayer: Correspondence and papers. 1928
25 CHAR 1/272/99 Press-cutting from the Daily Mail of an interview with Joseph Jones, President of the Miners' Federation, by Randolph Churchill. Churchill notes that the miners had voted to strike if they did not receive a wage increase of 2 shillings a day and gives an account of Jones's explanation of the miners' position, particularly that a strike would be held in the winter and that the main financial costs would be to the local authorities. Churchill then comments that he was certain the strike would not go ahead, and gives an account of a further interview with Captain Roland Addy, managing director of the Carlton Main Colliery Company Limited, owning mines in Yorkshire and Wales. Addy states that although the mining industry was technically well-managed, it was hardly managed at all from the commercial and political viewpoint, and calls for mine owners to meet the miners to arrange a national settlement. He also comments on the bad effect of different wage-scales in various parts of the country, adding that any wage increases should be on a flat rate, rather than a percentage, which would only exacerbate the effects of varying wage-scales. [Dec 1935]
25 CHAR 2/5/1 Cutting from The Times, leading article on the Trades Union Congress. 02 Sep 1902
25 CHAR 2/5/2-5 Cutting, account of House of Commons debate on the legal position of Trades Unions. [1902]
25 CHAR 2/5/6 Cutting from the Manchester Courier, article on the Trades Disputes Bill, containing plea for peaceful picketing by G.D. Kelley, Secretary, Manchester and Salford Trades and Labour Council. 20 Jan 1903
25 CHAR 2/5/7 Cuttings from The Spectator, and Pilot, on trade union law. 24 Jan 1903
25 CHAR 2/5/8 Cutting from The Times, leading article on trade union law. 14 May [1903]
25 CHAR 2/5/18-19 Letter from the Cotton Employers' Parliamentary Association to WSC, enclosing pamphlet, The Cotton Trade: Trades Unions and Strikes, by Robert W. Williamson, opposing the Trades Disputes Bill. 28 Apr 1903
25 CHAR 2/10/75 Resolution of Co-operative Societies and Trade Unions in Lancashire, affirming belief in advantages of free trade and opposition to preferential tariffs [printed]. [1903]
25 CHAR 2/26/57 Letter from ? W ?Farrens to WSC on trade union reform. 14 May 1906
25 CHAR 2/42/29-31 Report of the answers given by Liberal back-benchers to questions put by the editor of the Daily Chronicle about whether they would support measures for the payment of MPs and of official election expenses, for the reversal of the Osborne Judgement as advocated by the Trades Union Congress, and for the restoration to Trade Unions of most of the powers they exercised before the Osborne Judgement. [1910]
25 CHAR 2/52/5 Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC stating that the Labour Party will not vote for the second reading of the Trade Union Bill because of its provisions regarding union contributions to the political fund to support Labour MPs. Explains why a ballot among trade unions on the issue of labour representation would not at that juncture produce a fair result. 10 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/25 Letter from F Maddison (12 Acris Street, Wandsworth, London) to WSC proposing measures to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs. Returned with CHAR 2/52/26. Annotated by WSC that the letter be sent to the Attorney-General [Rufus Isaacs, later Lord Reading] for a suggested answer, 4 Jun. 02 Jun 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/26 Letter from Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] [Attorney-General] to WSC suggesting responses to F Maddison's proposals to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs [see CHAR 2/52/25]. 2 sheets. 09 Jun 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/27-28 Letter from WSC (Home Office) to "Mr Manson" [F Maddison] responding to his proposals to protect the interests of trade union members who do not wish to contribute to the political fund for the support of Labour MPs. Typescript copy. 14 Jun 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/32-34 Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC giving the views of a committee of the Labour Party on sections in the Trade Union Bill concerning: the right of union branches to membership of local trades councils in view of the fact that this might entail political action; the danger and impracticality of requiring that unions should not be involved in the promotion of ideas which judges might interpret as Socialism; the right of unions to subsribe to such bodies as the Tariff Reform League or the Free Trade Union. Signed typescript. 15 Jun 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/35 Letter from James Ramsay Macdonald (House of Commons) to WSC asking for a reply to his letter about aspects of the Trade Union Bill. Signed typescript. Annotated by "A J W": "will you reply to this, or see the Home Secretary about it?" Preceded by a piece of paper printed with the word "pressing". 26 Jun 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/36 Letter from H S Lindsay, Labour Party parliamentary assistant (House of Commons) to Edward Marsh asking for a reply to James Ramsay Macdonald's letter to WSC on the Trade Union Bill because a committee of the Labour Party needs the information. Signed typescript. Annotated by Marsh that an answer is promised that week. 17 Jul 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/37-38 Answers by Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] (Attorney General) to the questions about the Trade Union Bill put by James Ramsay Macdonald in a letter to WSC [see CHAR 2/52/32-34]. Signed and annotated typescript. Includes note that the answers were embodied in a letter to Macdonald, 18 Jul. 08 Jul 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/41-43 Letter from Alfred Emmott [Chairman of Ways and Means] (30 Ennismore Gardens, [London]) on the extent to which criticism of judges' decisions and the composition of the Bench is relevant to debate on the Trade Union Bill. 20 Jun 1911
25 CHAR 2/112/68-134 Notes by Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] on the need for the Government to formulate a constructive industrial policy in order to reduce the influence of extremists over more moderate workers and trade unionists. Written at the request of Andrew Bonar Law and WSC. Appendices include two printed letters to the Times on the threatened coal strike and the attempts of trade unions to bring about the complete break-down of the current industrial system. 1920
25 CHAR 2/118/72-80 Notes by [Sir Philip Sassoon] on: the set-backs suffered by the Labour party due to its links with the Co-operative and trade union movements; the continued support for the Labour Party stemming from unemployment and low wages; the failure of the pre-war party system to address itself to the post-war aspirations of ordinary people; the credit gained by the Government from the Irish settlement and the Washington Conference; the unlikelihood of a full economic recovery in the near future; the political impact of the implementation of the Geddes Report; the attempts of non-Coalition Liberals to form local electoral pacts with the Labour Party; the close links between the Irish vote and the Labour Party; the likelihood that the Government will not get immediate credit for its successful measures against unemployment and its efforts to help European economic reconstruction; the advisability from the Government's point of view of calling an early general election. Sent with CHAR 2/118/71. [Dec] [1921]
25 CHAR 2/141/40-41 Letter from [? 1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (La Dragonniere, Cap Martin, [France]) to WSC urging him to "spread terror and disarray in the ranks of the squandermaniacs", arguing that since revenues from heavy industry are declining any tax reductions made now will have to be reversed in 1927 or 1926, asserting that Britain's traditional "leisurely" economic methods are unsuited to the new era of intense competition, claiming that the Bricklayers' Union has caused overmanning in the trade compared with that in France and drawing a similar comparison between the numbers of government ministers in the two countries. 12 Feb 1925
25 CHAR 2/141/52 Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to 1st bLord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] urging the government to avoid contentious trade union legislation and stressing the right of workers to be free to support the policy of their choice. Copy sent with CHAR 2/141/51. 23 Feb 1925
25 CHAR 2/141/54 Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] approving the abandonment of the Trade Union Bill because its passage would have led to much strife and urging the Conservatives to win the confidence of the people by making good use of their power. Copy sent with CHAR 2/141/53. 07 Mar 1925
25 CHAR 2/142/35-40 Letter from [WSC] to Samuel Hammersley supporting Mr Eastham's candidature for Stockport [Cheshire], responding to criticisms of the Government made by David Lloyd George over the Coal Subsidy, the construction of a naval base at Singapore and the arrangements for the settlement of the French war debt to Britain. Points to the resolutions of the Trade Union Congress as evidence that the parliamentary leaders of the Labour Party cannot control their extremist supporters and looks forward to the introduction of improved provision for widows and old age pensioners. Carbon typescript copy. 14 Sep 1925
25 CHAR 2/147/85 Letter from H C Robbins, general manager of the Press Association Ltd (Byron House, 85 Fleet Street, London) to WSC quoting a telegram from Sir James Owen, vice-president of the Newspaper Society, reporting that printers returning to work have been victimised by their trade union and suggesting that a proclamation be made against such victimisation. 05 May 1926
25 CHAR 2/147/117-124 Memorandum on the scope for legislation for the regulation of trade unions and the organisation of industry. Sent by Harold Macmillan. 01 Jul 1926
25 CHAR 2/147/179 Resolution passed by the executive committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations calling on the Government to introduce legislation to make trade unions "purely industrial organisations." Sent with CHAR 2/147/174. 16 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 2/147/180 Resolutions passed by Conservative constituency associations calling on as many ministers as possible to attend the annual conference of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, and urging the Government to introduce legislation to reform trade unions and the House of Lords. Sent with CHAR 2/147/174. 16 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 2/148 Public and Political: General: The British Gazette: souvenirs. 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
25 CHAR 2/151/37 Letter from Sir Edwin Stockton (Jodrell Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire) to WSC praising his recent speech in Manchester on trade union reform. 05 Feb 1927
25 CHAR 2/151/38-39 Letter from Edward Spears (8 Little College Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that there is widespread support in the Bosworth Division [of Leicestershire] for the abolition of the political levy. Annotated by WSC that this should be shown to the Prime Minister. 20 Feb 1927
25 CHAR 2/151/40-41 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] on the abolition of the trade unions' political levy. Carbon typescript copy. 22 Feb 1927
25 CHAR 2/151/43-44 Letter from Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] to WSC returning CHAR 2/151/45-46 and reporting on the opposition among Lancashire trade unionists to legislation affecting the political levy and their support for the protection of benefit funds from use for strike purposes. 19 Feb 1927
25 CHAR 2/151/45-46 Letter from Cuthbert Headlam (House of Commons) to [WSC] on the need for the Government to help its trade unionist supporters by reforming the way in which the political levy is collected. Annotated by WSC that this was shown to the Prime Minister. 19 Feb 1927
25 CHAR 2/152/35 Cutting from the "Observer": WSC's letter to Edward Spears attacking trade union involvement in politics and Bolshevik interference in British affairs. Draft of this letter at CHAR 2/152/37-45. 29 May 1927
25 CHAR 2/152/37-45 Letter from WSC (Treasury Chambers) to Edward Spears attacking trade union involvement in politics, Bolshevik interference in British affairs and the failure of the Liberals to give a decisive lead on these] issues. Annotated typescript draft. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/152/46-54. 27 May 1927
25 CHAR 2/155 Public and political: papers relating to trade union political levies. c 1927
25 CHAR 2/155/3-5 Memorandum by [? WSC] criticising the trade union political levy as denying political freedom to working people. [c 1927]
25 CHAR 2/155/6-15 Memorandum on trade union political levies and the political expenditure of trade unions and co-operative societies. c 1927
25 CHAR 2/155/16-19 Memorandum arguing that the Government should either take up Frederick Macquisten's bill for the reform of the trade union political levy or introduce its own measure. Carbon typescript copy. c 1927
25 CHAR 2/159/107-110 "The worries o' Winnie": poem in Scottish dialect by A R Anderson (18 Hill Street, Kilmarnock , [Scotland]). Criticises the objections of members of the brick-laying union to WSC's membership, considers the economic situation and advocates a union of all classes. [Nov] [1928]
25 CHAR 2/173/89 Supplement to the "Ministry of Labour Gazette" containing graphs illustrating labour statistics. Feb 1930
25 CHAR 2/251 Public and Political: General Correspondence. 01 Jan 1936 - 29 Feb 1936
25 CHAR 2/371A-B Public and Political: General: Defence. 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942
25 CHAR 2/603A-B Public and Political: General: correspondence from the general public in Britain and abroad on the Munich Crisis, mostly supporting WSC's stance. 01 Oct 1938 - 06 Oct 1938
25 CHAR 3 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]. 1900 - 1905
25 CHAR 3/2 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence. 28 Jan 1902 - 04 Dec 1902
25 CHAR 3/3 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence and newspaper cuttings relating to WSC's attitude towards changes to Trade Union Law. 03 May 1902 - 31 Jan 1903
25 CHAR 3/4 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence. 12 Feb 1903 - 25 Aug 1903
25 CHAR 3/5 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: Correspondence. 08 Jul 1903 - 30 Dec 1903
25 CHAR 3/6 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: Correspondence and newspaper cuttings relating to the Trades Disputes Bill. 22 Apr 1903 - 22 May 1903
25 CHAR 3/8 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence. 01 Apr 1904 - 09 Dec 1904
25 CHAR 4/3 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. 04 Jan 1905 - 29 Jun 1905
25 CHAR 5/9 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Constituency. 01 Jan 1910 - 31 Dec 1910
25 CHAR 5/27 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence:. 01 Jun 1922 - 15 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 7/4 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence. 31 Aug 1926 - 20 Dec 1927
25 CHAR 7/25 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence A-B. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/28 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence F-G. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/47A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence I-L. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 7/50 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence W-Y. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 8/518A-B Literary: Articles. Feb 1935 - Nov 1935
25 CHAR 8/567 Literary: articles: News of the World 4. Oct 1937 - Nov 1937
25 CHAR 8/590 Literary: "Short Biographies": proofs 1. [Dec] 1929 - 1937
25 CHAR 8/591 Literary: "Short Biographies": proofs 2. 1930 - 1937
25 CHAR 8/604 Literary: Collier's magazine articles: correspondence. 03 Feb 1938 - 30 Dec 1938
25 CHAR 8/620 Literary: Collier's magazine articles by WSC: 1. Jul 1938 - Sep 1938
25 CHAR 8/671 Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 7. 29 Sep 1940 - 10 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 9/57 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 03 Mar 1919 - 15 Dec 1919
25 CHAR 9/73 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings. 25 Apr 1925 - 15 Dec 1925
25 CHAR 9/75A-B Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, source material, print and press cutting. 03 Apr 1926 - 10 Jun 1926
25 CHAR 9/76 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript. 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 9/77A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings. 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 9/78 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings. 14 Jul 1926 - 26 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 9/79 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes. 09 Feb 1927 - 06 Jul 1927
25 CHAR 9/80 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, source material and press cuttings. 27 Nov 1926 - 06 May 1927
25 CHAR 9/81 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings. 11 May 1927 - 12 Sep 1927
25 CHAR 9/93A-B Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and Hansard. 26 Jan 1931 - 12 Mar 1931
25 CHAR 9/150A-B Speeches: speech notes and other material. 09 Jan 1941 - 27 Apr 1941
25 CHAR 10/17 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906
25 CHAR 10/25 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 02 May 1907 - 29 May 1907
25 CHAR 11/1A-B Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers. 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 11/24 Official: Board of Trade: Trades Unions, Unemployment Insurance: notes and papers. 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909
25 CHAR 11/26 Official: Board of Trade: Continental Unemployment Insurance and Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers. 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909
25 CHAR 12 Home Office 1910 - 1911
25 CHAR 12/2/40 Letter from Sir Hubert Llewellyn-Smith [Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade] (Board of Trade) to [WSC] responding to his suggestion that there should be Trade Union representation at the funeral of King Edward VII. Although Llewellyn-Smith considers the idea attractive, he recommends that it should not be implemented due to the impossibility of creating a representative selection of Trade Unions and other workmen's associations. Signed manuscript. 13 May 1910
25 CHAR 12/5/41 Notes on restrictions on Trade Unions using their funds to pursue "political objects" and the right of individual members to contract out of political action. Manuscript in the hand of WSC. c 1911
25 CHAR 12/6/40-49 Notes marked "confidential" concerning the imminent danger of sympathetic strikes created by a "new force" in trade unionism and the spread of the concepts of sympathetic strikes and of a general strike. Suggestions to avoid this possibility include: compulsory arbitration; the power to report after investigation; the establishment of a Permanent Industrial Commission; and consultation on the steps which should be taken in the event of a general strike. Typescript with handwritten corrections. c 1910
25 CHAR 12/9/116 Draft bill to amend the law with respect to the objects and powers of Trade Unions with amendments [by Stanley Buckmaster]. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/115. 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/117-118 Letter from William, 7th Lord Beauchamp (His Majesty's Office of Works) to WSC marked "immediate" explaining that he may not be able to attend the Osborne Judgement Committee meeting, and discussing the purposes to which General and Special [Trade] Union funds may be devoted. Signed typescript. 21 Mar 1911
25 CHAR 12/10/76 Letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/77. 15 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 12/10/77 Transcript of a letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. See CHAR 12/10/76. 15 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 12/12/10-11 Notes concerning the widespread industrial unrest including observations on the following subjects: the threat posed by trade unionism; the concepts of sympathetic strikes and the general strike; and the lack of control in the event of a railway strike. Suggestions are made for a meeting between the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] and large industrial employers or the establishment of a committee. Manuscript on the notepaper of the Board of Trade. [1911]
25 CHAR 12/12/84 Printed copy of the terms of the agreement reached [in the London dock strike] between the Port of London Authority, wharfingers, granary keepers, ship owners and the National Transport Workers' Federation. 27 Jul 1911
25 CHAR 12/15/31-32 Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: discussion of the Army estimates introduced by [Richard] Haldane [Secretary of State for War]; WSC's approval of Haldane's army reforms; and a debate over the non-payment of trade union rates of wages in Government shops in the War Office. Includes manuscript corrections. 08 Mar 1910
25 CHAR 13/13/101-102 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of the Intelligence Division, Admiralty [Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell], asking for comment on a letter from "Captain" Tupper, one of the most violent and competent of the strike leaders in the ports in 1912, who had written to WSC about espionage in the ports. WSC asks Bethell to meet Tupper and not to hand him over to Commander Mansfield Cumming [of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6]. [Carbon]. 01 Oct 1912
25 CHAR 13/45/14-15 Letter from an unknown correspondent to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on disruption of work in the coal mines, and a statement made on the issue by Thomas Macnamara [Financial Secretary to the Admiralty]. 07 Aug 1914
25 CHAR 13/45/16-17 Letter from WSC to an unknown correspondent on a statement by Thomas Macnamara [Financial Secretary to the Admiralty], on disruption of work in the coal mines. [Carbon]. 07 Aug 1914
25 CHAR 13/45/18-19 Admiralty note and minute by Sir Frederick Black [Director of Navy Contracts] on disruption of work in the coal mines. 07 Aug 1914
25 CHAR 13/45/20 Letter from Sir Arthur Markham [MP for Mansfield, Nottinghamshire] (Beachborough Park, Shorncliffe [Kent]) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the labour dispute in the Welsh coal mines, acknowledging that WSC did not wish him to say anything more on the subject, but pointing out that [? the Nottinghamshire mines] were selling coal to the Admiralty at practically cost prices. 09 Aug 1914
25 CHAR 13/47/53 Letter from Walter Runciman [President of the Board of Trade] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], apologising for involving Sir Francis Hopwood [Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Southborough], in Trades Union negotiations. Runciman also mentions his idea of extending War Risks Insurance to neutrals. 13 Feb 1915
25 CHAR 15/10 Official: Munitions. 11 Sep 1917 - 28 Dec 1917
25 CHAR 15/11A-B Official: Munitions. 07 Jan 1917 - 31 Jul 1918
25 CHAR 15/12 Official: Munitions. 07 Nov 1917 - 20 Dec 1917
25 CHAR 15/13 Official: Munitions. 03 Jan 1918 - 14 Mar 1918
25 CHAR 15/14 Official: Munitions. 18 Apr 1918 - 31 Oct 1918
25 CHAR 15/107 Official: Munitions. 01 Jan 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
25 CHAR 15/108 Official: Mutinous. Sep 1917 - Oct 1917
25 CHAR 16/2 Official: War and Air: various papers. 1919
25 CHAR 16/4 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on demobilisation and the reorganisation of the Air Ministry. 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919
25 CHAR 16/51A-B Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes. 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920
25 CHAR 18 Official: Treasury 1924 - 1929
25 CHAR 18/23 Official: Treasury: various pamphlets on unemployment, trade unions, etc. c 1925
25 CHAR 18/27 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 11 Jan 1926 - 16 Jul 1926
25 CHAR 18/28 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 19 Jun 1926 - 31 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 18/29 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC (carbon copies). 10 Jan 1926 - 21 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 18/30A-B Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 02 Jan 1926 - 14 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 18/68 Official: Treasury: minutes and papers on the Trade Disputes Bill and the Civil Service. 11 Feb 1927 - 31 Mar 1927
25 CHAR 18/70 Official: Treasury: various memoranda on trade and finance. 17 Jun 1927 - 23 Dec 1927
25 CHAR 18/101 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929
25 CHAR 20/2A/4-5 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on the Conference of Trades Union Executives. [Carbon]. 24 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/4B/128-129 Letter from Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to WSC enquiring if should he go on a proposed visit to the United States in October; annotated by WSC, Clement Attlee, Lord Privy Seal and Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service, in agreement, with filing note on Citrine's proposed visit. 31 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 20/4B/132 Memorandum from [?] Sir Thomas Phillips [Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour] to [Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service] advising that Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] should delay his visit to the United States until after the American Presidential elections; on reverse a memorandum from Sir Frederick Leggett [Under-Secretary, Ministry of Labour] to Phillips advising that now Bevin is elsewhere the Trades Union Congress General Council would be lost without Citrine, nevertheless his mission to the United States should go ahead. [Manuscript]. 02 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 20/4B/148 Printed address delivered by Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to the 60th annual convention of the American Federation of Labor; talks generally on the war struggle against the Nazis, the burden shouldered by British Labour and the need for increased American production of planes and supplies. 25 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 20/21B/149-150 Letter from WSC to George Gibson [Chairman, Trades Union Congress General Council] on his comments about the 1927 [Trade Disputes and Trade Union] Act; suggests the matter be left in abeyance until post-war reconstruction when Parliament can consider issues other than winning the war. 12 Mar 1941
25 CHAR 20/22B/136 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] on meetings between the Congress and unofficial representatives of the Conservative Party. 22 Sep 1941
25 CHAR 20/22B/145 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] expressing pleasure that the Congress is willing to meet with the Liberal Party; hopes that the matter can be discussed with Sir Archibald Sinclair [Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party, later 1st Lord Thurso]. 28 Sep 1941
25 CHAR 20/22B/167 Letter from WSC to Frederick Smith [General Secretary, Amalgamated Engineering Union] advising him that an incorrect statement appeared in the Daily Mirror that the Government had approached the National Council of Shop Stewards on matters of mismanagement in aircraft and armament factories, when in fact the National Council made the first approach to the Committee of the House of Commons. [Copy]. 05 Oct 1941
25 CHAR 20/22C/306 Letter from WSC to George Bell thanking him for the message of support from the Annual General Council Meeting of the General Federation of Trade Unions. 07 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 20/35/1-4 Letter from Sir Charles Allom (43 North Audley Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC on methods used to increase industrial output in World War I and offering his services to the country. Signed typescript. With note from "A B" [Anthony Bevir, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC and a carbon copy of WSC's reply to Allom. 13 Jun 1941 - 18 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/54A/70 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary, Trades Union Council] asking him not to raise the matter of the Trades' Disputes Act during the war. 02 Sep 1942
25 CHAR 20/54C/245 Letter from WSC to [Arthur Deakin], Acting General Secretary, Transport and General Workers Union, thanking him for the support from the Executive Council. 25 Nov 1942
25 CHAR 20/93B/175-177 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] explaining the reason behind the trade union orange pass stating that they admitted trade union officers into industrial buildings engaged on government work but they did not allow entry to government departments. It was thought that government departments should be responsible for issuing their own passes to frequent visitors. WSC stresses that this system does not discriminate against trade union officials who can be and have been given departmental passes Initialled. 13 Jun 1943
25 CHAR 20/93B/178 Letter from WSC to Lord Hinchingbrooke [later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu, Conservative MP for Dorset] advising that the threat to break the law should be withdrawn as the Trade Unionists do not seem to be in favour of this, and feels that some concessions should be made in order to gain permanent acceptance for the rest of the Act Signature in typescript. Copy. 13 Jun 1943
25 CHAR 20/194A/6-8 Letter from WSC to George Isaacs [MP for Southwark North] regarding the position of the British Trades Union representatives at the San Francisco Conference [United States] and stating that while the Government does not feel able to share its responsibility with any non-governmental body this decision is in no way a reflection upon the Trades Union movement [carbon]. 08 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/73 Telegram from Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] and Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" reporting that Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] and Robert Edwards [National Chairman, Independent Labour Party] have urged that TUC representatives should be appointed as official advisers to the British delegation [at the San Francisco Conference], threatening possible TUC withdrawal from all forms of co-operation with the Government if they are refused. Copy. 27 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/77 Telegram from WSC to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] and Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) stating that the War Cabinet has agreed to stick to its decision not to attach a TUC representative to the British Delegation [to the San Francisco Conference]. Carbon copy. 27 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/78 Telegram from WSC to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] and Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) stating that the War Cabinet was fully attended, Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service], Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] and the Leader of the Liberal Party [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later Lord Thurso, Secretary of State for Air], being present, and the view of the Cabinet was unanimous [on not attaching a TUC representative to the British Delegation to the San Francisco Conference]. Carbon copy. 27 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/223/30 Telegram from [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary, Cairo, Egypt] to Private Office marked "Advance Copy", "From: Argonaut", and "Jason 560" passing on a message from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] thanking him and the delegates of the World Trade Union Conference for their encouragement [in the Yalta Conference negotiations]. 16 Feb 1945
25 CHAR 21/21 Official: Cabinet: Trade Unions Bill: Prints and papers. Oct 1910 - May 1911
25 CHAR 22/27 Official: Cabinet: correspondence and notes. 16 Feb 1925 - 23 Oct 1925
25 CHAR 22/29 Official: Cabinet: papers 40 - 69. 13 Dec 1921 - 04 Mar 1925
25 CHAR 22/36 Official: Cabinet: papers 220 - 240. 07 Nov 1923 - 18 May 1925
25 CHAR 22/41 Official: Cabinet: papers 350 - 380. 04 Jun 1925 - 03 Aug 1925
25 CHAR 22/42 Official: Cabinet: papers 381 - 400. 29 Jul 1925 - 12 Aug 1925
25 CHAR 22/43 Official: Cabinet: papers 401 - 429. 24 Oct 1924 - 21 Oct 1925
25 CHAR 22/44 Official: Cabinet: papers 430 - 459. 02 Apr 1925 - 09 Nov 1925
25 CHAR 22/45 Official: Cabinet: papers 460 - 484. 29 Jul 1925 - 19 Nov 1925
25 CHAR 22/46 Official: Cabinet: papers 485 - 519. 07 Sep 1925 - 09 Dec 1925
25 CHAR 22/79 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 292 - 297. 12 Feb 1925 - 19 Mar 1925
25 CHAR 22/80 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 298 - 303. 26 Mar 1925 - 07 May 1925
25 CHAR 22/81 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 304 - 314. 14 May 1925 - 23 Jul 1925
25 CHAR 22/82 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 315 - 321. 20 Jul 1925 - 10 Sep 1925
25 CHAR 22/83 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 322 - 328. 05 Sep 1925 - 29 Oct 1925
25 CHAR 22/89 Official: Cabinet: papers 81 - 100. 05 Feb 1926 - 29 Mar 1926
25 CHAR 22/91 Official: Cabinet: papers 120 - 139. 05 Mar 1926 - 29 Mar 1926
25 CHAR 22/91/26-53 Notes of a conference between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Mining Association and Miners' Federation on the report of the Royal Commission on the coal industry, on subjects including: recruitment and labour, and ending subsidies for the industry; requests by the Association and Federation for clarification on the report, particularly on whether the industry was to be reorganised; recommendations of the report. 25 Mar 1926
25 CHAR 22/92/119-134 Notes of a conference between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Miners' Federation, on district negotiations by the mine owners, rather than national negotiations, particularly on wage settlements and contracts of service. 15 Apr 1926 - 17 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/93 Official: Cabinet: papers 155 - 169. 18 Dec 1925 - 27 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/93/1 Pamphlet consisting of: minutes of a meeting between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Mining Association and the Miners' Federation (11 March) on the report of the Coal Commission; account of a deputation to Baldwin by the Association and Federation (24 March) on the report of the Commission and the general state of the industry, particularly recruitment and labour, ending subsidies for the industry, whether the industry was to be reorganised, and recommendations of the report; minutes of a meeting between the Central Committee of the Association and the Executive Committee of the Federation on the report of the Commission and the general state of the industry (25 March - 1 April). 11 Mar 1926 - 01 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/93/57 Minutes of a meeting between the Central Committee of the Mining Association and the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation on the deadlock between the Association and Federation on the coal dispute, particularly: the state of the industry; working hours; the minimum wage; district negotiations; reductions in wages. 13 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/93/119-137 Notes of a meeting between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, the Mining Association and the Miners' Federation on the deadlock between the Association and Federation over the report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry, particularly over a minimum wage and working hours. 23 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/94 Official: Cabinet: papers 170 - 200. 17 May 1922 - 15 May 1926
25 CHAR 22/95 Official: Cabinet: papers 201 - 234. 28 Jan 1926 - 10 Jun 1926
25 CHAR 22/95/29-30 Resolution by the Miners' Federation on the report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry, and proposals by the Government, stating that though they largely agreed with the proposals, they would not endorse a proposed reduction in wages and abolition of the National Minimum Wage. Includes covering letter to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, sent by Arthur Cook, Secretary to the Federation. 20 May 1926
25 CHAR 22/96 Official: Cabinet: papers 235 - 259. 13 Jul 1924 - 07 Jul 1926
25 CHAR 22/97 Official: Cabinet: papers 260 - 279. 26 Jun 1924 - 22 Jul 1926
25 CHAR 22/99 Official: Cabinet: papers 301 - 314. 02 Feb 1926 - 13 Aug 1926
25 CHAR 22/100 Official: Cabinet: papers 315 - 324. 20 Apr 1926 - 07 Sep 1926
25 CHAR 22/100/20-47 Notes of a meeting between the Central Committee of the Mining Association and Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation on the state of the industry and the miners' strike, and particularly on: working hours; wages; a National Agreement as opposed to local wage settlements; coal prices at home and abroad. 19 Aug 1926
25 CHAR 22/100/55-93 Notes of a meeting between Government Ministers (Winston Churchill, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], and Sir Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department) and the Miners' Federation on attempts to settle the miners' strike, including: the Government's refusal to give further financial aid to the industry; the effects of the strike upon the country; the miners' refusal to extend working hours and the Eight Hours Bill; a national minimum wage; the Government's support for the mine owners; the need for reorganisation of the industry. 26 Aug 1926
25 CHAR 22/101 Official: Cabinet: papers 325 - 339. 03 Sep 1926 - 28 Sep 1926
25 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
25 CHAR 22/102 Official: Cabinet: papers 340 - 359. 09 Feb 1926 - 25 Oct 1926
25 CHAR 22/102/4-5 Typescript copy of a letter from Ronald Waterhouse, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, to the Secretary of the Miners' Federation [Arthur Cook], stating that in order to help settle the coal dispute, the Government had made a conditional offer to the Federation of setting up a National Arbitration Tribunal to review any settlement under which miners were asked to work more than seven hours. Waterhouse goes on to say that the Federation had rejected this offer once, and that the Government had already given it more time to consult with the mining districts. He states that the Federation's Delegate Conference must give a definite reply to the offer: if accepted, the Government would set up the Tribunal as soon as possible, but otherwise the offer would be withdrawn. 06 Oct 1926
25 CHAR 22/103 Official: Cabinet: papers 360 - 379. 21 Jun 1926 - 09 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 22/104 Official: Cabinet: papers 380 - 399. 28 May 1926 - 23 Nov 1926
25 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
25 CHAR 22/105 Official: Cabinet: papers 400 - 428. 30 Mar 1926 - 29 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 22/105/78-81 Note of a meeting between representatives of the Miners' Federation and Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour], on the settlement of the coal dispute, particularly the loss of benefits to striking miners. 15 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 22/105/82-83 Extract from a discussion between the Cabinet Coal Committee (particularly Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour], Winston Churchill [Chancellor of the Exchequer] and 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and representatives of the Miners' Federation, on the settlement of the coal dispute. Subjects discussed include: the miners' request that there should be no victimisation after the strike; unemployment relief for those put out of work, under the existing Unemployment Insurance law. 11 Nov 1926 - 12 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 22/112 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: correspondence. 19 Aug 1926 - 17 Sep 1926
25 CHAR 22/113 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: correspondence and papers. 23 Mar 1926 - 11 May 1926
25 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
25 CHAR 22/114A-B Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: various papers. 30 Apr 1926 - 27 Sep 1926
25 CHAR 22/114/3-4 Letter from the Miners' Executive Committee to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, giving the Committee's reply to the proposals of the Coal owners in the coal dispute. The Committee notes that the owners propose a return to the minimum wage percentage of 1921 (a uniform reduction of 13.3 % from the standard wage), conditional on the extension of working hours over three years. The miners unanimously reject these proposals, but feel that proposals submitted on the Trades Union Congress afford a basis for negotiation. They state that their present working hours are long enough to supply a marketable amount of coal and for safety, and that to extend hours would merely result in unemployment and the imposition of similar working practices by foreign producers, while being contrary to the findings of the Royal Commission into the industry. They conclude by agreeing to co-operate in such reorganisation of the industry as the Royal Commission recommends. 30 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/114/71-72 Two pamphlets giving the minutes of proceedings of a meeting between the Central Committee of the Mining Association and the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation on the coal dispute, particularly on: working hours; wages; a National Agreement as opposed to local wage settlements; coal prices at home and abroad. 19 Aug 1926
25 CHAR 22/114/73-109 Notes of a meeting between Government Ministers (Winston Churchill, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 also Thomas Jones, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet) and the Miners' Federation on attempts to settle the miners' strike, including: the Government's refusal to give further financial aid to the industry; the effects of the strike upon the country; the miners' refusal to extend working hours and the Eight Hours Bill; a national minimum wage; the Government's support for the mine owners; the need for reorganisation of the industry. 26 Aug 1926
25 CHAR 22/115 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: related Cabinet papers. 27 Nov 1925 - 21 Jan 1927
25 CHAR 22/115/91-92 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
25 CHAR 22/116 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: minutes 1 - 30. 18 Mar 1926 - 30 Aug 1926
25 CHAR 22/117 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: minutes 31 - 50. 06 Sep 1926 - 06 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 22/118 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 1 - 12. 17 Mar 1926 - 21 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/118/84-96 Typescript notes of a conference between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Miners' Federation, on district negotiations by the mine owners, rather than national negotiations, particularly on wage settlements and contracts of service. 15 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/119 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 13 - 20. 23 Apr 1926 - 27 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/119/1-36 Notes of a meeting on the coal situation between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: a national minimum wage; likely unemployment if wages were increased; specific levels of wages in Northumberland; results of wage reduction and different wage levels in separate districts; the miners' refusal to accept wage reductions; pits running at a loss without a subsidy to the industry; the state of the coal market. 23 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/120 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 21 - 24. 27 Apr 1926 - 28 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/120/1-9 Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: terms for negotiations between the miners and mine owners; the offer of temporary assistance to the industry from the Government. 27 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/120/10-41 Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, representatives of the Central Committee of the Mining Association and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: complaints by the miners that their proposals for the reorganisation of the industry had been ignored by the mine owners; proposals for amalgamation of works and co-operative selling and distribution of coal; the state of the export trade; the state of the home trade and low price of coal; the development and effect of selling agencies on the coal market; foreign competition. 27 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/120/42-103 Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, representatives of the Central Committee of the Mining Association and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: a national minimum wage; prices in exporting districts; local wage settlements; arguments over figures for coal production and profits and the miners' view that an insufficient price was being charged for coal; proposed changes to working hours and wages; collieries closing under the existing wage levels and working hours following the ending of the Government subsidy; the effects of mass closures on the rest of the country; the owners' case for an 8-hour day. 28 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/121 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 25 - 30. 28 Apr 1926 - 30 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/121/116-122 Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, representatives of the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: the Government's talks with the mine owners; what proposals will be made to the miners by the owners. 30 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/122 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 31 - 40. 30 Apr 1926 - 18 May 1926
25 CHAR 22/122/60-67 Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Neville Chamberlain, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, representatives of the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: the miners' refusal to accept a reduction in wages but willingness to consider anything relating to reorganisation of the industry, including the need to close uneconomic pits and amalgamation; transporting miners to and from their work; uneconomic coal prices. 30 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/122/68-95 Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, 4th Lord Salisbury, Lord Privy Seal [earlier Lord Cranborne], 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, Neville Chamberlain, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, representatives of the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: the Government's proposal to set up an advisory committee attended by the miners and mine owners to advise the Mines Department on reorganisation of the industry, if the miners agreed to wage recommendations; the report of the Royal Commission into the industry; the Government's refusal to continue the subsidy to the industry; the miners' refusal to accept reduced wages. 30 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/122/117-129 Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Neville Chamberlain, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: the rejection by the miners of the Coal Commission's proposals; the miners' inability to give decisions on their own responsibility; reform of the industry, particularly amalgamating pits, using selling agencies and closing uneconomic pits; benefits for unemployed miners; housing for miners. 13 May 1926
25 CHAR 22/123 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 41 - 50. 17 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926
25 CHAR 22/123/3-52 Minutes of a meeting between the Cabinet Coal Committee (including Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour], George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley] and Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department) and the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation, on the settlement of the coal dispute. Subjects discussed include: reduction in wages; the ending of the subsidy to the industry; arbitration of pay awards; coal royalties; a minimum wage; pit closures and unemployment benefits for miners; coal prices. 18 May 1926
25 CHAR 22/123/53-54 Copy of a letter from Arthur Cook, General Secretary of the Miners' Federation, to the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin], informing him that the Federation had considered the Government's latest proposals for ending the coal dispute and were ready to meet him at any time. Cook also encloses a resolution passed by the Federation, stating that though they were largely in agreement with the Government's proposals, they could not recommend agreement to reduction in miners' wages and objected to the proposed board for enforcing local minimum wage settlements. 20 May 1926
25 CHAR 22/124 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 51 - 80. 18 Jun 1926 - 26 Oct 1926
25 CHAR 22/124/48 Typescript copy of 2 letters between the Mines Department and the Miners' Federation on the coal dispute (3-4 September), consisting of: 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. 06 Sep 1926
25 CHAR 22/125 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 81 - 86. 29 Oct 1926 - 06 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 22/125/30-57 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: safeguards for district wage settlements; working hours; a national minimum wage; subsistence wages; a National Tribunal; the number of districts; capital expenditure. 05 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 22/125/58-85 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], 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: agreeing national principles for wage settlements, to be decided within districts; minimum rates of pay; the subsistence wage; a national tribunal; working hours, including the Eight Hours Bill. 06 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 22/126 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 87 - 90. 08 Nov 1926 - 25 Nov 1926
25 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
25 CHAR 22/127 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 91 - 99. 11 Nov 1926 - 14 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 22/127/3-86 Notes of meetings 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: district negotiations, including subsistence wages; appeals to a national tribunal on working hours and wages; unemployment benefits; capital expenditure; provision for altering agreements. 11 Nov 1926 - 12 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 22/128 Official: Cabinet: Supply and Transport Committee: conclusions 11 - 34. 29 Apr 1926 - 27 Jul 1927
25 CHAR 22/129 Official: Cabinet: Supply and Transport Committee: papers 22 - 28. 16 May 1926 - 27 May 1929
25 CHAR 22/130 Official: Cabinet: Legislation Committee (Trade Union Bill): conclusions 1 - 12. 05 Jun 1926 - 22 Mar 1927
25 CHAR 22/131 Official: Cabinet: Legislation Committee (Trade Union Bill): papers 1 - 8. 28 Oct 1925 - 10 Jun 1926
25 CHAR 22/132 Official: Cabinet: Legislation Committee (Trade Union Bill): papers 9 - 17. 25 May 1926 - 26 Jul 1926
25 CHAR 22/133 Official: Cabinet: Legislation Committee (Trade Union Bill): papers 18 - 30. 30 Jul 1926 - 18 Mar 1927
25 CHAR 22/134 Official: Cabinet: Legislation Committee (Trade Union Bill): related Cabinet papers. 25 Mar 1926 - 22 Mar 1927
25 CHAR 22/141 Official: Cabinet: General Strike. 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926
25 CHAR 22/142 Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: various papers. 03 May 1926 - 05 Jun 1926
25 CHAR 22/143 Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: correspondence. 05 May 1926 - 22 Jul 1927
25 CHAR 22/144 Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: copy. 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926
25 CHAR 22/145 Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: set of copies. 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
25 CHAR 22/148 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 340 - 350. 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926
25 CHAR 22/150 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 362 - 369. 04 Nov 1926 - 30 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 22/153 Official: Cabinet: papers 21 to 30. Jan 1927
25 CHAR 22/154 Official: Cabinet: papers 31 to 50. Feb 1927
25 CHAR 22/156 Official: Cabinet: papers 81 to 100. Feb 1927 - Mar 1927
25 CHAR 22/157 Official: Cabinet: papers 101 to 114. Mar 1927 - Apr 1927
25 CHAR 22/163 Official: Cabinet: papers 246 to 270. Sep 1927 - Nov 1927
25 CHAR 22/178 Official: Cabinet: Trade Union Bill (Amendments) Bill Committee. 11 May 1927 - 15 Jun 1927
25 CHAR 22/186 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom. 06 Jan 1927 - 24 Feb 1927
25 CHAR 22/187 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom. 03 Mar 1927 - 26 May 1927
25 CHAR 22/189 Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom. 01 Sep 1927 - 22 Dec 1927
25 CHAR 28/27/10 Letter from WSC (Assouan on the notepaper of 105 Mount Street) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] including: his illness; the progress of his [biography of Lord Randolph Churchill]; the assistance provided by [Sir Michael Hicks] Beach [later Lord St Alwyn]; disappointment in the temple at Carnac; difficulties between the Conservatives and the Trade Unions and his sympathy with the latter; and a request that she should look after "Jack" [John S Churchill] who is described as "untamed and forlorn". [Dec] [1902]
25 CHUR 2/8A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence R-Z. Dec 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 2/9 Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Conservative Party Conference at Blackpool [Lancashire], October 1946 (mainly letters of congratulation from the general public following WSC's speech). May 1946 - Nov 1946
25 CHUR 2/41 Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on Greece. Sep 1946 - May 1947
25 CHUR 2/53 Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C. Dec 1946 - Dec 1947
25 CHUR 2/55 Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence J-N. Oct 1946 - Dec 1947
25 CHUR 2/86A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z. Jan 1949 - Dec 1949
25 CHUR 2/88 Public and Political: General: Political: statement of Conservative Party policy: correspondence, proofs, and pamphlets. May 1949 - Jul 1949

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