100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 17 October 1923

17 OCTOBER 1923

Anderson Montague-Barlow, the Minister of Labour, gave detail in a speech in London of the Government’s proposals for the relief of unemployment. He said that schemes costing not less than £50,000,000 would be delivered.

The Northern Ireland House of Commons reassembled for the autumn session. Sir James Craig, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, announced improved conditions in Ulster and a grant of an additional £1,000,000 to the Special Constabulary.

There was rioting in Berlin involving a large number of unemployed men.