100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 14 February 1924

14 FEBRUARY 1924

The House of Commons continued discussion of the Premier’s statement upon Government policy. Stanley Baldwin, the former Prime Minister, warned the Government the danger of conceding too much to Russia in their desire to restore relations. Mr Asquith, who followed, condemned the recession of the Popular Order, and warned the Government that if they failed to reconsider their decision the House would not be likely to countenance it.

At the official inquiry into the Redding Pit disaster, two witnesses spoke as to their fear of an inrush of water, and the general manager in his evidence attributed the cause of the disaster to the presence of the artificial well or sump in the old workings.