100 Years Ago – 24 April 1920

24 April 1920

Polling at the Sunderland by-election started following the appointment of Hamar Greenwood being appointed as the Chief Secretary for Ireland. At the time, this meant that a by-election was required, with Greenwood standing again in the constituency.

The Parliamentary Road Transport Committee met to discuss the future of taxation on cars, with a proposal to charge a tax on petrol to fund road improvement schemes.