100 Years Ago – 10 December 1920

10 December 1920

Austen Chamberlain, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, spoke in the House of Commons about the need to reduce financial expenditure given the state of the country’s finances. He confirmed that no further schemes relating to social reform would be introduced and that rate expenditures would be reduced.

Andrew Bonar Law, the Leader of the House of Commons, confirmed that the production of 13 to 14 million tons of coal had been lost, at a value of around £26.5 million.

Sir Hamar Greenwood, the Secretary of State for Ireland, visited Downing Street to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ireland with David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, and Andrew Bonar Law.