31 March 1988
Show More The History of the British Coal Industry. Vol. IV, 1913-1946: The Political Economy of Decline by Barry Supple.
Oxford, 733 pp., £50, December 1987, 9780198282945Show More
“... industry,’ lamented Sir Norman Siddall, who bravely filled the gap between the Coal Board chairmanship of Sir Derek Ezra, supreme servant and subtle bureaucrat of consensus, and that of Sir Ian MacGregor, vieux terrible of confrontation. ‘There is either too much or too little.’ Not since 1913, in fact, have the figures seemed roughly right. Coal had been ancillary, rather than essential, to ...”