GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Aug. 4, 1930

The Lords—

¶ Passed and sent to George V for signature the most bitterly fought (for eight months) measure of this session: the Labor Government's Coal Bill, previously passed by the House of Commons (TIME, March 10), setting up machinery for a general reorganization of Britain's most depressed industry. The bill guarantees to mine owners "the 90-hour fortnight." or an average 7½-hour day instead of the present 8-hour day.

¶ Welcomed to membership in their House George V's son-in-law who became the Earl of Harewood upon his...

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