100 Years Ago – 24 December 1921

24 December 1921

Arthur Lee, the First Lord of the Admiralty, put forward the suggestion in Washington DC that all submarines should be abolished, but this proposal was rejected by numerous other countries.

British warships were sent from Malta to Egypt following rioting in Cairo with the revolutionary leader Saad Zaghloul (who became Prime Minister of Egypt in 1924) being arrested and taken to Suez.

Government figures showed a slight reduction in unemployment from 1,833,689 on 9 December 1921 to 1,824,500 on 16 December 1921.