Board of Trade
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Official: Board of Trade: Continental Unemployment Insurance and Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers., 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909
Includes: a memorandum on the Court of Arbitration by WSC; a draft proposal for a Court of Arbitration in Labour Disputes by WSC; a rough annotated outline of a bill to amend the Conciliation Act.
Includes: reports on the Northumberland and Durham miners' strikes; General Considerations on the Eight Hours' Day; an opinion by William Brace, miners' representative [Labour MP for South Glamorgan, Wales]; a list of returns on capital invested in coal mines; WSC's speech to the House of Commons on the Eight Hour Bill; the summary of the Miners' Eight Hour Bill Committee report; amendments to the dating of the bill.
Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: notes, papers and prints., Jun 1908 - 31 Dec 1908
Memoranda on the following subjects: a preliminary survey; finance of a state purchase; railway capital; state administration; finance; railway staff; postal service labour; anomalies in railway rates; national railway rates; railway agreements and amalgamations; competition and co-operation.
Official: Board of Trade: Trades Unions, Unemployment Insurance: notes and papers., 28 May 1907 - 13 Sep 1909
Includes: unemployment graphs from the trades unions, 1899-1909; a memorandum on Unemployment Insurance and the benefits in the principal unions; a memorandum on the growth of the trades unions, with particular reference to unemployment benefit; a memorandum on the influence of the unions on labour exchanges and unemployment insurance.
Letter from Sydney Buxton [President of the Board of Trade] to WSC concerning negotiations between the mine owners and striking miners [at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales]. He confirms the opinion of [George] Askwith [Comptroller General Commercial, Labour and Statistical Departments, Board of Trade] that the Board of Trade cannot intervene until the constitutional position has been restored. Signed typescript.
Letter from Edward, 17th Lord Derby (Grand Hotel, Harrogate [Yorkshire]) to WSC marked "confidential". He reports that he has received a telephone message from the Mayor of Liverpool who is afraid that there will be a revolution and wholesale looting in Liverpool. Derby says that a settlement is unlikely as neither side respects the Board of Trade representative. He urges immediate action to establish arbitration and offers his assistance. Signed manuscript.
- Subject: Labour relations X
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