50 Years Ago – 4 February 1971

4 February 1971

It was confirmed that the British Cabinet had met for three hours to discuss the potential financial collapse of a major company, which was named at the time as Rolls Royce. The Government said in a statement that it wasn’t prepared to issue any further comment on the matter.

The threat of a strike at the British Rail diminished following the announcement by the British Railways Board that a pay offer would be announced later on in the month.

Sir Keith Joseph (in main photo above), the Secretary of State for Social Services, announced that a new independent committee was to be established to deal with complaints that were made against hospitals.