100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 28 March 1923

28 MARCH 1923

Walter Guinness, the Under-Secretary for War, announced that Field Punishment Number One was to be abolished. The punishment had been used over 60,000 times during the First World War but was controversial and considered cruel.

Unemployment, emigration and land settlements were discussed in the House of Commons during the debate on the Consolidated Fund Bill.

Archbishop Cieplak and Father Budkiewicz were sentenced to long periods of imprisonment in Russia.

Exchequer returns showed that the annual tax revenues in the year so far amounted to £890 million.

A mass meeting took place in Aylsham in Norfolk where a strike was taking place by farm workers, with the action expected to last for several weeks and potentially for the entire summer. The workers said that they would view negatively any time by farm owners to source workers from outside of the county.

David Lloyd George, the former Prime Minister, visited Edinburgh to talk about international peace.