BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Jul. 9, 1923

Four Scottish Labor members (James Maxton, J. Wheatley, the Rev. Campbell Stephen, G. Buchanan) were suspended by the Speaker of the House of Commons.

The dispute arose over a proposed reduction in the estimates for child welfare in Scotland. Maxton and Wheatley rose and accused the seconders of the motion of being murderers. They were asked to withdraw their remarks, but refused, despite the advice of J. Ramsey McDonald, Parliamentary Labor leader. They were then suspended by a vote of 258 to 70. The Rev. Campbell then took up the cry of "...

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