100 Years Ago – 17 May 1920

17 May 2020

The Royal Commission on the Sugar Supply announced that the price of sugar would rise due to the increasing cost of the product on the international markets. The commission said that without an increase in the price, then the Government would have to make a significant contribution towards subsidising the cost.

There was serious rioting in Londonderry which led to the police charging protesters, with one police officer killed and one protester was badly injured.

Downing Street confirmed that David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, remained ill, but was recuperating near Hythe. An announcement said that the Prime Minister was improving in health, but “had not yet fully regained his accustomed vigour”.