NETHERLANDS: Navy Bill Beaten

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament defeated the Naval Bill (TIME, May 19, Aug. 6) by 50 votes to 49. Had it not been for the fact that one of the 100 members which forms the membership of the Second Chamber was missing, the result might have been a draw. Premier Jonkheer Dr. C. J. M. Ruys de Beerenbrouck tendered the resignation of the Cabinet to the Queen, who requested the members to remain in office until certain items on the Parliamentary agenda had been settled. A new Cabinet is, however, inevitable....

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