Found in 308 Collections and/or Records:
Subjects include: pit closures; the European elections.
Includes NK’s speech from the Trades Union Congress conference, Sept 84. Other subjects include: the coal industry and the miners’ strike; trade unionism; European policy.
Includes: speech for the G7 Summit, Venice [Italy], June 1987; speeches for the Scottish, Yorkshire and Durham Miners’ galas; speech for the Transport and General Workers’ Union (TGWU) conference (see also KNNK 26/2/50); speech to the Parliamentary party; speech to the National Union of Railwaymen (NUR); Party Conference speech; speech to the British Institute of Management on the need to develop manufacturing industry.
Other subjects include: lessons from the General Election.
Draft statement to be made by the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] when announcing the decision of the government to legislate on Miners' Hours, covering miners hours and wages. Typescript marked "secret".
Letter from Sir John Lister Kaye (Guards Club, Brook Street, London) to WSC approving his letter to the "Weekly Despatch" on the need for Liberals and Conservatives to unite against Socialism and stressing the need to prevent the nationalisation of the coal industry and the introduction of a large publicly funded housebuilding programme.
Letter from [WSC] to Sir Sydney Chapman (Board of Trade) asking if it is true that France is obtaining large quantities of coal from Germany for nothing and then exporting it to neutral countries at prices fatal to Britain's coal export trade. Typescript copy.
Letter from Sir Sydney Chapman (Board of Trade) to WSC explaining that the fall in the prices of exported British coal is due to the coal strike and the consequent large increase in the imports of coal from the United States into France and elsewhere rather than the movement of coal from Germany under the reparation agreements.
Letter from [WSC] to the Maharaja of Alwar [India] on: the imminent acceptance by the people in Mesopotamia of Emir Feisal; the efforts to secure a better recognition of the status of Indians in the British colonies and the particular difficulties this poses in South Africa; the defeat of the miners in the coal strike and the improving economic prospects for Britain; the good qualities of the Viceroy of India [Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs]. Typescript copy.
Letter from Neston Diggle [naval attache] (British Embassy, Rome, [Italy]) to WSC asking him to support his claims to be promoted to captain, expressing relief at the end of the coal strike in Britain, in which the Italians and Balkan peoples have taken a great interest, and reporting that extremists have been defeated in municipal elections in Rome and Belgrade [Yugoslavia].
Notes by Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] on the need for the Government to formulate a constructive industrial policy in order to reduce the influence of extremists over more moderate workers and trade unionists. Written at the request of Andrew Bonar Law and WSC. Appendices include two printed letters to the Times on the threatened coal strike and the attempts of trade unions to bring about the complete break-down of the current industrial system.
"Perils of coal nationalisation". Pamphlet issued by the Employers' Press Department.
Memorandum by the Mining Association of Great Britain, opposing the Trades Disputes Bill [printed, 2 copies].
Letter from Ernest Beckett, later Lord Grimthorpe to WSC, on Lancashire collieries.
Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne asserting that there is a large surplus capacity of coal to be absorbed before the existing unemployed miners could be re-engaged. Carbon typescript copy.
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