100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 20 February 1924

20 FEBRUARY 1924

The General Council of the Trades Union Congress meeting in London decided to pledge the support of the British Trade Union movement to the unions involved in the dock strike.

John Wheatley, the Minister of Health, had a conference with representatives of the suppliers and producers of building materials who gave an assurance that in their housing scheme the Government would have the whole-hearted co-operation of the materials manufacturers of the country, and that there would be no attempt to advance prices.

In response to an appeal by Lord Balfour, American help is promised for the relief of distress in the Highlands and Islands.