100 Years Ago – 10 May 1920

10 May 1920

Scottish miners said that if there were any further increases in coal prices then they would demand an increase in their pay, with possible strike action. Also discussed at their conference in Stirling was nationalisation of the coal mines and concern about increasing house rents.

Germany announced that they had so far made payment of £125 million to the allies in war reparations.

The Royal Scottish Automobile Club issued a statement saying that they recognised the need for “large sums of money being made available during the coming years for the construction and improvement of roads and bridges”, but they opposed the taxation proposals which were being made. They called for a continued taxation on fuel to ensure that those who used the roads paid more for them and that there shouldn’t be a similar fixed charge per vehicle.