100 Years Ago – 19 February 1921

19 February 1921

Gordon Hewart, the Attorney General, agreed in the House of Commons to allow the formation of a committee to investigate the workings of the telephone system in the country. The demand had arisen following the sharp increase in the cost of phone calls, with the Government conceding that the prices and charges would be included in the committee’s remit.

A large area of Dublin was sealed off and searches were made by over 1,000 police officers. The authorities confirmed that barbed wire perimeters had been established around the area and that house to house searches were taking place.

The Executive Council of the South Wales Miners’ Federation announced that it had been agreed that they would recommend to the Coalfield Conference in Cardiff that all workers would be levied sixpence per member per shift to offer financial help to unemployed miners.