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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 15 Jan 1908 - 30 Jul 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/2

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Correspondents include: William Tattersall, cotton trade expert and statistician, on the deadlock between employers and men over a strike in 2 Oldham [Lancashire] cotton mills; Sir William Collins [MP for St Pancras West, London]; Sir Charles King-Harman [High Commissioner of Cyprus]; Sir Sydney Parry, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Customs; 1st Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to Edward VII] passing on the King's approval at the end of a shipbuilding strike, and his hope for the establishment of a permanent conciliation body; Sir Guy Granet [General Manager, Midland Railway Company]; William Raeburn [a shipowner from Glasgow, Scotland] on being attacked by a member of the Seamen and Firemen's Union (2); Cornelius Dalton [Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks]; William Evans; Archibald Grove; Herbert Gladstone [Home Secretary] on holding the next International Labour Congress in Britain, and whether this might raise any awkward questions on labour policy; Arthur Wilson-Fox [Comptroller-General of Commercial, Labour and Statistical Departments at the Board of Trade] on subjects including the International Labour Congress (2); Sir Isidore Spielmann, Director for Art, Board of Trade, on his appointment; Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield] commenting on the Board of Trade memorandum on Labour Exchanges; "Victor" [? 2nd Lord Lytton, member of the House of Lords Committee on the Electricity Bills] (2); 1st Lord Cromer [member of the House of Lords Committee on the Electricity Bills] on centralising London's electricity supply (4); 2nd Lord Lamington, [member of the House of Lords Committee on the Electricity Bills, earlier Charles Baillie]; Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade] on the Beef Trust Committee; 1st Lord Sanderson on centralising London's electricity supply; 1st Lord Welby on centralising London's electricity supply; [?] Sir George Johnson on Friendly Society fears that the Government will take over their sickness insurance role; [2nd] Lord Brassey [earlier Thomas Brassey] on railway policy.Other subjects include: the Shops' Bill; the Licensing Bill; the purchase of docks by the Port of London; the Board of Trade's powers of inspection; the settlement of a dispute in Dublin [Ireland].Also includes: the programme for the 1st International Congress of Administrative Sciences (1910); a booklet on "The Taxation of Cable Companies"; a letter from WSC on the employment of Edward Marsh as his Private Secretary.


  • 15 Jan 1908 - 30 Jul 1908

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