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GresfordThe Anatomy of a Disaster$
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Stanley Williamson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238928

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313240

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The Reports

The Reports

(p.181) Chapter 15 The Reports
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This chapter considers the findings of the inquiry into the Gresford disaster. Differences of opinion on the evidence presented led to the release of separate reports by Commissioner Walker; John Brass, who represented the employers' organisations; and Joseph Jones of the Miners' Federation. The Gresford disaster was also significant enough to engage the attention of Parliament. Time was set aside for a debate in the Commons on 23 February 1937, but interest in the contents of the report was eclipsed for many members by excited speculation about the role to be allotted to Cripps, who was by now at even greater odds with his Party than he had been in 1934.

Keywords:   Gresford, coal mining, mining disasters, inquiry, Cripps

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