HC Deb 30 May 1921 vol 142 cc601-2

(at the Bar of the House): A Message from the King, signed by his own hand.


read the Royal Message (all the Members of the House being uncovered) as followeth:


The continued cessation of work in coal mines on the 27th day of May, 1921, having constituted, in the opinion of His Majesty, a state of emergency within the meaning of the Emergency Powers Act, 1920, His Majesty has deemed it proper, by Proclamation made in pursuance of the said Act, and dated the 27th day of May, 1921, to declare that a state of emergency exists.

Ordered, "That His Majesty's Most Gracious Message be taken into consideration To-morrow."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]