12 OCTOBER 1923
Gustav Stresemann, the Chancellor of Germany, was authorised by President Friedrich Ebert to dissolve the Reichstag if the Emergency Law Bill was not passed. Owing to the Nationalists leaving the House when the Bill was put to the vote, so that the necessary quorum was not present, the Reichstag adjourned for a day.
The Imperial Conference discussed the work of the League of Nations after hearing an address on the subject by Lord Robert Cecil. The general tone of discussion was most favourable to fullest support being given to the League.