15 January 1922
Raymond Poincaré, the new Prime Minister of France, said that “nothing has changed in the friendship between Great Britain and France, it is only another friend of Britain who will now hold office”. Poincaré said that he intended to prioritise a strong French military defence and also an immediate payment from Germany for war reparations.
The press reported that they expected news this week from David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, on whether a General Election would take place.
A committee was set to meet to discuss proposals to reduce the wages of sailors, firemen and seagoing engineers. There were to be representatives of the men whose pay was proposed to be cut, along with representatives from the Shipping Federation.