Found in 308 Collections and/or Records:
Includes: cuttings; an article by Sir Herbert Merrett on prospects for coal.
Includes: Ministry of Fuel and Power reports on domestic fuel policy, the use of power resources and mining; National Coal Board proposals on coal use; annotated copy of the Paley Commission report on the need for a coal revolution; annual reports and gazettes of the British Coal Utilisation Research Association.
Includes: United States Council of Productivity report on the British electricity system; corrected proofs of LSA's papers on the need for a coal revolution and on Britain's neglected mineral wealth; cuttings.
News programme, including a nine minute report on the closure of Oakdale colliery, Wales (this comes ten minutes into the recording). Includes inteviews with Peter Heathfield, General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Kim Howells, MP for Pontypridd, on private buyers, and Peter Walker, Secretary of State for Wales.
Correspondence on Labour policy towards the Church of England, with correspondents including: Donald Reeves, Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly [London] (3); Noel Davies, General Secretary of the Council of Churches for Wales, on the future of the coal industry.
The papers cover every aspect of Lord Noel-Baker's very full and varied career and include constituency papers, Labour Party material, extensive sections on domestic and international affairs, peace and disarmament, sport, books and articles, speeches and correspondence.
Speech notes for WSC's statement on possible ways forward in the coal dispute, the chances of new proposals and the results of the strike. Typescript speaking notes laid out in "psalm style" annotated in manuscript by WSC. Filing envelope present.
Copies of correspondence between representatives of the National Concessionary Fuel Office, Kevin Barron [energy spokesman] and representatives of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on British Coal Corporation’s cash in lieu of concessionary coal scheme for retired miners.
Minute instructing Sir George Barstow to ascertain how much of the government subsidy for miners' wages had been spent on wages and how much was profit to the coal owners and to establish the "true financial position of the coal trade". Carbon typescript.
Copy of a letter from WSC to "Charlie", 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh], 03 Nov 1926
Cuttings of WSC’s speeches in Manchester, cartoons and articles on the coal crisis, on WSC’s election defeat and Dundee seat [Scotland].
Contains newspaper index. Cuttings on expenditure: (cuttings, speeches and cartoons), especially the Road Fund; coal (strikes and subsidy); the gold standard; war debts (France and Italy); Trade.
Cuttings on international and national affairs: WSC’s speech (propaganda, gold standard, war debts); Locarno Treaty; Baldwin’s speech (Food and Housing, Pacification of Europe, Mosul [Al-Mawsil, Iraq] etc.) Religion, Ulster Unionism. Views on socialism and communism.
The whole of side 1 and the majority of side 2 consists of music from colliery bands. The remainder of file 2 (from 13 minutes in to 29 minutes, consists of speeches from miners' representatives on the state of the mining industry in the north east.
Draft notes for WSC's statement on the coal dispute, the 8 Hours Bill, wages, the Labour Party's vote of censure against the Government, the miners' refusal to come to terms, and the results of the strike. Manuscript in the hands of WSC and ?Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]. Several pages are written on official envelopes.
Papers on the origin, form, functions and development of the organisation, including a letter of thanks to Gridley from Emanuel Shinwell [Minister of Fuel and Power], on his resignation as Chairman of the European Coal Organisation.
Briefing to the group on the coal industry and note on the history and aims of the group.