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Official: Cabinet: General Strike., 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141

Scope and Contents

Includes papers by various individuals on the General Strike, including: draft statements on the Government position; Walter Citrine, Acting Secretary, Trades Union Congress (2); notes on the Special Constabulary; Frederick Britten Austin on broadcasting coverage (2); Frederick Guest on broadcasting and Union strike pay (2); Reginald Hoare; a copy of the Birmingham Trade Union Strike Bulletin; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to use the Special Constabulary and the Territorial Army; H A Gwynne, [Editor of the Morning Post]; Sir Eric Geddes on bringing men back to work; Sir Cyril Cobb [Conservative MP for West Fulham, London] on local rumours of Government cuts to pay for the strike; a draft of the statement by Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, to Parliament, on funds offered by the Soviet Union to the Trades Union Congress and the Miners' Federation; memoranda on misleading information, the coal dispute and the Civil Constabulary Reserve; Ministry of Transport memoranda on the railway situation; memoranda on the situation in Government Industrial establishments; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary of State for Scotland, on the situation in Scotland; Home Office regional reports; Sir James Hawkey, Chairman, Volunteer Service Committee, Leyton [Essex], on the local situation; a daily summary of the civil commissioners' reports; Metropolitan Police news sheets (May 1926).


  • Creation: 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926

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