Found in 308 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from A Herbert Hart, chairman of the Southall-Norwood Urban District Council Maternity, Infant and Child Welfare Centre (Kilworth Lodge, 55 South Road, Southall, Middlesex) to WSC arguing that the Government should promote the extraction of oil and gas from coal as a means of tackling the unemployment problem in the coal producing areas.
Letter from John Atkins (The "Spectator", 13 York Street, Covent Garden, London) to WSC reporting that he is giving up the editorship of the "Spectator" because of disagreements with the new proprietor, asking to see WSC to discuss an idea for his (Atkins') future, congratulating him on his efforts to bring about a settlement of the coal dispute and stressing the need for the Conservatives to concentrate on industrial peace.
Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC reporting that a former Labour Party candidate at a meeting in Bristol asserted that had the matter been left in WSC's hands a just settlement of the coal dispute would have been reached by now.
Pamphlet: "Where nationalisation has failed. Part 1 - the coal industry." Issued by the Central Council of Economic Leagues.
Pamphlet: "Simple facts about the coal industry". Claims that miners' conditions have improved, their wages have risen and their output has declined. Published by Coal Industry Publications.
Letter from [1st] Lord Cadman to WSC suggesting that coal and oil should be dealt with by different departments as coal relates to labour matters while petroleum deals with supply, shipping and world-wide distribution.
Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the influence of astrological conditions on the search for a settlement of the Balkans question. Also refers to the settlement of the coal strike.
Letter from C B ?Cranston [chairman of the Yorkshire Coalowners Association] to Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] complaining about having to rely on Conservative MPs to put the Association's case on the Coal Mines Bill and about the representatives of the miners dictating to the owners. Sent with CHAR 2/52/3.
Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] urging that the Government should not introduce a bill which, whilst coercing the coal mine owners, does not satisfy the miners or give the Government the necessary powers to end the strike. Two drafts in the hand of Edward Marsh, both annotated: "not sent".
Letter from Gwilym Lloyd-George [later Lord Tenby, Minister of Fuel and Power] (7 Millbank) to WSC marked "Personal" offering to serve in a new National Government formed by WSC; stating that such an administration would be in the best interests of the country; that if it is formed, he will be happy to continue in his existing post; and that he soon hopes to put before the Cabinet proposals on the future structure of the coal industry. Carbon copy.
Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to David [Lloyd George] marked "secret" requesting additional finances to reduce the large numbers of deaths in mining accidents. He points out that the miners' leaders are willing to co-operate with the government and that public opinion would approve of a "bold and sweeping policy" which he would propose to fund largely through charges on the mining industry. Typescript.
Copy of a letter from [a Home Office Official] to David Lloyd George concerning payment for the expenses of the [Metropolitan] Police [sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales] including discussion of legal proceedings and the likelihood that a case would be lost; retrospective legislation; and a grant from the Treasury. Typescript.
Copy of a letter from Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] to F E Smith [later Lord Birkenhead] on House of Commons notepaper concerning WSC's proposals for the second reading of the Coal Mines Bill, and his hope that it will pass through the House of Commons, as it is a non-party bill. He adds that WSC would like a member of the Social Reform Committee to make a friendly speech on the issue. Manuscript signed with initials.
Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for sending a draft of the Coal Mines Regulation Bill, which he hopes will be passed in the current Parliamentary session. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Lionel Lindsay, Chief Constable of Glamorgan (Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan [Wales]) to WSC thanking him for recommending him for the King's Medal. He mentions the likelihood that striking miners at the Clydach Vale Colliery [Glamorgan] will attempt to obstruct colliers who have volunteered to work there, and that the Police will protect the latter with military assistance. Signed manuscript.
Note by Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to [Edward Marsh] concerning the contents of a letter to be written to [Edward] Pickersgill [on his question about the funding for the Metropolitan Police who were sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales]. Sir Edward discusses the application of Section 25 [of the Police Act of 1890] and the Special Constables Act in this instance. Manuscript signed with initials. See CHAR 12/9/121 and CHAR 12/9/123.
Official report of the Parliamentary debates in the House of Commons about the supply report (including a question by [Edward] Pickersgill to WSC on payment for the Metropolitan Police sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales) and the second reading of the Coal Mines Bill. See CHAR 12/9/121 and CHAR 12/9/122.
Letter from Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] (Selsey, West Sussex) to WSC marked "private" recommending a delay in the Mines Bill in order that "Hunter and Freddie" have time to prepare the technical and controversial clauses of the bill. In the postscript he thanks WSC for his support "in a time which seems now like a nightmare". Signed manuscript.
Newspaper cutting of an article from the Times entitled "Wages in the Coal Trade: a Dangerous Situation".
Letter from J Freeth (Cardiff [Glamorgan, Wales]) addressed to "My dear General" about the possibility of a general strike in the coal industry over the issue of minimum wages which he thinks will take place in October, and which would threaten the coal supply to the Admiralty. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Reginald McKenna [First Lord of the Admiralty] to WSC informing him that the Admiralty is making efforts to ensure the early delivery of coal because of the possibility of a coal strike. He thanks WSC for sending him a letter from J Freeth [see CHAR 12/12/46]. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC congratulating him on behalf of the King for the carrying of the second reading of the Coal Mines Bill, which the King hopes will be passed in the present parliamentary session. Signed manuscript.
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