100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 31 May 1924

31 MAY 1924

The full text is published of the Note addressed to the German Government by the Conference of Ambassadors concerning the general inspection of German armaments desired by the Allies.

The Industrial Councils Bill, which imposts on the Ministry of Labour the duty of calling together the two sides in industry with a view to the formation of a Council if desired by both sides, and seeks to give legislative effect to such decisions of the Council as many be submitted to the Ministry for that purpose, passed second reading in the House of Commons by 236 votes to 16 votes.

By a majority of three to two, the House of Lords allowed the appeal of the Hon Christabel Hulme Russell against the decree nisi pronounced in March of last year, dissolving her marriage with the Hon John Hugo Russell, son and heir of Lord Ampthill.

The danger of a strike in the building trade has been removed, the national ballot having resulted in the employers’ offer being accepted.

The Mount Everest expedition have encountered extremely low temperatures and have been driven back to the base camp at Rongbuk.