100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 17 May 1923

17 MAY 1923

The Soviets said that a breaking of their trade agreement with the UK would have consequences that were difficult to foresee and it could lead to another war in Europe.

The Lord Chancellor said in the House of Lords that the Government accepted the court’s decision in the Art O’Brien legal case. He said this also meant that everyone deported to Ireland would be returned to the UK.

At a conference of the Railways Clerks Association in Yarmouth, it was suggested that old age pensions should be paid from the age of 65 and amount to 15 shillings a week.