A JOINT session of Sections B (Chemistry), C (Geology) and F (Economics and Statistics) of the British Association was held at Newcastle upon Tyne on September 5 to discuss the present position of the coal industry in Great Britian. Prof. A. Beacham of Cardiff opened the discussion on behalf of the Section of Economics, and Mr. I. G. C. Dryden (British Coal Utilisation Research Association) and Prof. H. G. A. Hickling of Newcastle followed on behalf of the Sections of Chemistry and Geology, respectively. The proceedings closed with a contribution from Mr. W. Maclean (deputy labour director, Northern Division, National Coal Board), who took the place of Mr. Sam Watson of the National Union of Mineworkers.
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BEACHAM, A. The Coal Industry in Great Britain. Nature 164, 773–774 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/164773a0