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...