100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 30 May 1924

30 MAY 1924

The critical debate in the House of Commons on the Government’s unemployment resulted in the rejection of the Opposition amendment by 300 votes to 252. Eight Liberals voted against the Government. Herbert Asquith and all other front bench Liberals present supported the Government.

The miners’ delegate conference by a majority accepted the proposed terms of settlement, and a new wages agreement for 12 months, subject to one month’s notice on either side, will now be signed.

The King and Queen of Italy left London on the conclusion of their visit to the British sovereigns.

The arsenal at Bucharest, the Romanian capital, is reported to have been destroyed through an explosion caused by a spark from a locomotive.