GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Feb. 23, 1931

The Commons—

¶ Were thunderstruck by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Snowden (see above).

¶ Noted a declaration by the Prime Minister last week slightly softening the Pass-field declaration (TIME, Nov. 3), which had hardened the lot of Jews in Palestine.

¶ Were intrigued by a question which Socialist Oliver Baldwin, smart son of muddling Conservative Leader Stanley Baldwin, suddenly popped:

"Will His Majesty's Government ascertain from the British Ambassador in Washington if any British subjects were included among persons who have died from starvation recently in the United States?"

Replying, "Uncle Arthur" Henderson, Foreign Secretary, said that he had heard of no such deaths,...

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