10 JANUARY 1931, Page 2

Mr. Graham evidently found little help in the miners' proposal

and his next step was to summon both the owners and the miners' leaders to London. The meeting which took place on Wednesday was not tech-. nically a reconstitution of the South Wales Conciliation Board, though the personnel was the same. Mr. Graham, whose diplomatic art in bringing people nearer together than they were before must be acknowledged, began by hearing separate statements first by the owners and then by the miners. It was not till he had both these statements before him that he arranged for a joint meeting late in the evening. No details were published of what hap- pened at this meeting, but the results were of the first importance. The owners and miners' leaders are to meet again at Cardiff with every confidence that the strike will be quickly brought to an end.

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