23 JANUARY 1926, Page 1

The Coal CoMmiSsion will, of Course, reject, this elaborate dream

of the future as certainly a-sit will reject the:retro- grade proposals of the mineowners: But Whatever seheme is recommended time will be required for reconstruction during which the mining industry will presumably not be able to pay its way of its own accord. A subsidy of some sort will be needed even when the present subsidy has ' expired. The Morning Post of Tuesday said that the Commission may recommend the continuance of a subsidy in the special and limited form of a bounty on export coal. It is also suggested that the Commission may link up its proposals with Mr. Baldwin's electrical scheme. That at least would be logical, and therefore could cause no surprise.

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