BRITISH EMPIRE: The Week in Parliament Aug. 9, 1926

The Commons— ¶ I Upheld the Baldwin Conservative Government 338 to 152 in its watchful waiting policy of dealing with the coal strike (TIME, May 10 et seq.) which has reputedly cost the Empire to date a sum equivalent to $1,000,000,000. ¶ Heard Liberal leader Lloyd George flay Premier Baldwin for not yielding to the proposal of a group of Church of England dignitaries (TIME, July 26) that the Government subsidize the coal industry for four months, during which time work would be resumed and peace negotiations continued. ¶ Dozed as...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!