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SWANSEA MER- CHANTS • YEAR'S WORK ON EXCHANGE. COAL SUPPLIES AND LABOUR. The annual report of the Swansea Cham- ber of Commerce, presented at the annual meeting on Friday, detailed in extenso the work that had ben accomplished during the pear under the various heads. The follow- to g is a resume — Trade After, the War. This subject hat; occupied a good deal of Ola attention of the Clianiber during t'he year. It was also the principal question con- sidered at the annual. meeting of the associa- tion. The op'.niou was almost unanimous that measures should be concerted between the Allies to prevent enemy countries ex- ploiting our markets after the war, even to the extent of introducing protective import duties should these be found desirable. Technical College. I It has for many years beo"J1 the desire of all classes in the town to advance the stand- ing of the Technical College and to increase its usefulness. With a view to this end a Development Committee was formed, on which the Chamber appointed Messrs. H. Goldberg, J.P., and E. P..Jones as its re- presentatives. The committee has been very ':t active in bringing the claims of the college before the Education Authorities with the object of getting it recognised as a Con- stituent College of the University of Wales, with powers to qualify student for degrees and to place the college on a sound financial basis an Endowment Fund of nearly L100,000 has been guaranteed by the prin- cipal manufacturers and merchants of the town and district. Much cf the credit for this magnificent fund is due to his Worship the Mayor (Aid. David Davies) who has thrown himself hea-rt and soul into the work, which it is hoped will very shortly be crowned with success. Coal SuDDltes to France and Italy. The names of Messrs. T. P. Cook (chair- man). C. E. Cleeve6 (vice chairman), and A. W. E. Wynne are mentioned in connection with the French coal exports limitation scheme. Owing to the shortage of tonnage in recent months the district has only shipped about 50 per cent, of the quantity alloted to it. It is interesting to state that of the vessels employed in the coal trade about 85 per cent. are neutral-owned. The secretary of the Chamber (Mr. H. J. Mar- shall) is secretary of the local committee. The system of control and limitation of i.es and freights wa3 extended to Italy, to this has been far from successful, as since the limitation of freights came into force on October 30th chartering by usual exporters has been practically non-existent, and the scheme can hardly continue on the present basis. Labour. The shipping section, referring to the re- cent labour disputes, states: "It has been granted representation on the Board of the Swansea Employers' Association (which deals with inward cargoes, etc.), in co- operation with which disputes are now dealt with under more reasonable conditions through a Disputes Board, and the risks of sudden sta-ikes have been reduced to a minimum. If labour could be brought to recognise that its leaders' signature to an agreement carries with it the responsibility of honourably carrying out that agreement then a great stride forward would have been made, and it ok gratifying at the close of 1916 to say this seems to be in a fair -way of being realised. A general carp section has grown out of this section, and the two work in co-operation. "There U a looseness about the costs of discharging deals, etc., which necessitates a proper agreement defining tariff rates, and tjlis is receiving attention."

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