General Strike (1926)
Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:
Official: Cabinet: Legislation Committee (Trade Union Bill): papers 9 - 17., 25 May 1926 - 26 Jul 1926
Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 340 - 350., 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926
Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Independent Labour Party; the National Minority Movement; Communist propaganda in the Armed Forces; the Young Communist League; the Communists and the General Strike; May Day demonstrations; Anglo-Soviet Trade Union unity.
Subjects include: the support of civil power during the General Strike; emergency mobilisation; the emergency electricity and food supply; special constables; emergency fuel supplies; dock arrangements; picketing; volunteer labour; coal imports; a review of Emergency Organisation after the General Strike.
Official: Treasury: minutes and papers on the Trade Disputes Bill and the Civil Service., 11 Feb 1927 - 31 Mar 1927
Correspondents include: Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Russell Scott [Controller, Treasury]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer].Also includes cutting from the Daily Telegraph.Subjects covered by the file include: civil servants joining the General Strike and being affiliated to the TUC; proposed legislation on the affiliation of civil service associations to outside industrial and political bodies.
Includes the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial, with a copy of King George V's message to the nation, issued after the end of the strike.
Includes a souvenir volume of the British Gazette published during the General Strike and a photograph of a luncheon of those involved in publishing the newspaper.
Memorandum by the Secretary for Mines, George Lane Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] setting out the recommendations of the Commission which involve action by the government on using and usage of coal; industrial research; legislation and structure of the industry; distribution and sale of coal; transport of coal; wages, housing, welfare and hours for miners. Typescript marked "secret".
Memorandum by the Home Secretary, Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], on the influx of Soviet money and State companies into London. Subjects covered include: possible expulsion of the Russian embassy and state institutions because of actions during the General Strike and prevention of influx of money from the Soviet Union; political and financial connections between the Communist Party and Trade Unions in Great Britain. Typescript with pencil annotations.