Britain's Prime Minister Mr Clement Attlee and members of the cabinet are present at the simple ceremony at Landsdown House, when Mr Emanuel Shinwell handed a copy of the National Coal Board Act to Lord Hyndley, Chairman of the National Coal Board.
Various shots of Emanuel...
The coal mines are taken into the people's ownership and men learn to care for trees.
An underground explosion claims the lives of miners from Cumberland.
Sir Charles Reid resigns from National Coal Board.
Mechanical Coal Handling Exhibition is held at Marylebone, London.
Will Lawther, President of the National Union of Mineworkers, speaking from his desk. Mute.
National Coal Board in session - shots of meeting in progress.
Various takes of Sir Charles Reid's interview at home following his resignation from the National Coal Board, saying he is sad to go but feels no bitterness.