BRITISH EMPIRE: The Week in Parliament Mar. 3, 1923

An opposition motion demanding the evacuation of Mesopotamia was defeated by 273 to 167 votes. Premier Law said: "The Government has an open mind on the question. . . . Mesopotamia is bound up with the Lausanne Treaty. . . . There is no question of oil and there never has been."

A Labor motion that every person should be eligible for an old age pension on reaching 70 years of age without reference to income was defeated by a narrow government majority of 22. Great excitement in the Labor benches and loud...

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