23 JANUARY 1926, Page 1

Mr. Tawney explained that the coal - mining industry thus transformed must

be owned by the nation. At the head of this national industry would be a Power and Transport Commission, The internal affairs of- the industry would be managed by a Coal and Power Produc- tion Council, consisting of equal numbers of technicians and managers and of miners and by-product workers. In most matters this Council would be subordinate to the Power and Transport Commission. Administration in the various mining districts would be in the hands of provincial councils constituted on the same joint basis. Each mine would have its pit and works committee to advise on safety and output, though the final respon- sibility for the conduct . of a mine would rest with the Manager, subject to the decisions of the provincial council. Yet another body would be the Consumers' Council, consisting of mineowners and miners and representatives of local authorities and Co-operative Societies.

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