BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: May 18, 1925

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

¶ The bill (TIME, May 11) to put Britain's currency back on a gold basis was "read a third time and passed without division"—in short, passed without a fight. An amendment, proposed by ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Snowden, rejecting the bill on the ground that it was unduly precipitant, was defeated.*

¶ The report stage of the Budget being ended, the House adopted all its items except that of raising the duty on silk, which was deferred. The average majority was 160.

¶ The concomitant debates were marked by a...

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