British Commonwealth of Nations: Coal Report

Four august gentlemen have been inspecting the British coal industry with statistical microscopes since last August. Chairmaned by the noted industrialist, Sir Herbert Samuel, they constitute the Royal Coal Commission. Last week they released a report of staggering dimensions touching upon every phase of the coal industry, which Premier Baldwin was obliged to subsidize for nine months, beginning Aug. 1, 1925, in order to avert a general strike (TIME, Aug. 10). The four gentlemen recommended that:

1) The coal subsidy should be discontinued on April 30, and...

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