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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

VOL. 166-FOR 1924

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1924

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CHAPTER I.

THE FIRST LABOUR GOVERNMENT.


Situation of the Government, [1]. Movement for a Coalition, [2]. Its failure, [2].

Labour rally at the Albert Hall, [3]. The Government and the Palatinate, [3].

Opening of Parliament, [4]. The King's Speech, [4]. Opening of debate on

the Address, [5]. The Labour Amendment, [5]. Mr. Asquith's Speech, [6].

Continuation of the Debate, [7]. Labour's Triumph, [8]. Mr. MacDonald's

Cabinet, [9]. The King and the Cabinet, [10]. Mr. MacDonald's first Note to

M. Poincaré, [10]. Recognition of Russia, [11]. Unionist Leadership, [11].

Deputation on Unemployment, [12]. Meeting of Parliament, [12]. Mr.

MacDonald's Speech, [12]. The Debate, [13]. Mr. MacDonald's Reply, [14].

Lord Haldane on Armaments, [15]. Government's Air Policy, [15]. The New

Cruisers, [16]. Government and Unemployment, [16]. Government and Rent

Control, [16]. Debate on Poplar, [17]. Mr. MacDonald on the Versailles

Treaty, [18]. India, [18]. New Letter to M. Poincaré, [19]. Lord Thomson

on Air Defence, [20]. Labour Revolt, [20]. Railway Strike, [21]. Dock

Strike, [22]. Miners' Demands, [23]. Foot-and-mouth Disease, [23].

Premier on Christianity and Socialism, [23]. The Estimates, [24]. German

Import Levy, [24]. Discussion on Unemployment, [24]. Mr. Leach on Air

Force, [25]. First Defeat of Government, [26]. Army Estimates Debate, [27].

Premier on Singapore, [27]. Motion in Lords, [28]. Accident to Prince of

Wales, [28]. Anti-British Outrage in Ireland, [29]. Debate on Singapore,

[29]. Abbey By-Election, [30]. Evictions, [30]. London Bus Strike, [31].

The Surplus, [32]. Mr. MacDonald on the Foreign Situation, [32]. Mr.

Lloyd George's Outburst, [33]. Debate on Lausanne Treaty, [33]. Govern-

ment's Eviction Bill, [34]. Rejection of Capital Levy, [35]. Mr. Buxton on

Agriculture, [35]. Unemployment Insurance, [36]. Development of East

Africa, [36]. Debate on Evictions Bill, [37]. Housing Situation, [38]. Arrival

of Russian Delegation, [38]. Opening of Anglo-Soviet Conference, [39].

Premier on Dawes Report, [40]. Railway Passes for M.P.'s, [41]. Shipbuilding

Lock-out, [41]. Miners and Wage-offer, [42]. Debate on India, [42].

Liberals and the Government, [42]. Mr. MacDonald at York, [43]. His

Popularity, [43].

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