100 Years Ago – 8 April 1921

8 April 1921

The conference between the Prime Minister and the Executive of the Miners’ Federation broke down on the question of the return of the safety men.

Earl Curzon spoke in the House of Lords and said that the miners on strike had made clear that they would accept no negotiations unless all of their demands were met, so it was now time for the Government to act to ensure that mines weren’t destroyed.

The Earl of Ancaster was appointed to become the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Earl of Onslow was appointed to become the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health.