BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Jul. 9, 1928

The Lords:

¶ Sympathized with the 6y-year-old Baron Buckmaster of Cheddington, a sponsor of the Liquor Control Bill, when he received a savage tongue-lashing from the 56-year-old Earl of Birkenhead, famed Secretary of State for India.

"The noble lord," sneered the sarcastic Earl, "has condemned the present management of public houses in London on the basis of his penetrating observation. . . . I am not interested in the noble lord's personal perambulations of the metropolis. The noble lord happened to be in a neighborhood of wretched public...

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