100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 3 May 1923

3 MAY 1923

A court declared the result at the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency as void due to corruption of Hilton Philipson MP’s parliamentary agent.

The German Ambassador handed to Lord Curzon, the Foreign Secretary, a note embodying the German position on the matter of war reparations. The Government accepted the need for reparations and were prepared to offer the entire economic resources of Germany as a guarantee.

The press reported that the French Government were threatening to abandon the Lausanne Conference unless the Turkish troops massing on the Syrian frontier ceased.

The financial resolution of the Housing Bill was passed in the House of Commons.