1930 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1930 in the United Kingdom.




  • 1930–1935 - Unemployment averages more than 18% in Britain.
  • R v Betts and Ridley - a landmark case in English criminal law which establishes that to be convicted of a crime, it is not necessary for an accessory to actually be present when the offence is carried out.[8]
  • Housing Act provides government subsidy for slum clearance.[9]
  • Start of local authorities' assisted wiring scheme to encourage people to connect their homes to the public electricity supply.[10]
  • Philco produces the first of its "Baby grand" designs of radio of which it will sell two million.[11]





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  3. Shaw, Alan (29 September 2005). "Kelvin to Weir, and on to GB SYS 2005" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/enquiries/energy/evidence/ShawA1.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 978-0-14-102715-9. 
  5. "St Kilda". National Trust for Scotland. http://www.kilda.org.uk/frame1.htm. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  6. Wainwright, M.; Swan, H.T. (1986). "C.G. Paine and the earliest surviving clinical records of penicillin therapy". Medical History 30: 42–56. PMC 1139580. PMID 3511336. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1139580. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  7. Coburn, Oliver (1950). Youth Hostel Story. London: National Council of Social Service. 
  8. Slapper, Gary (23 June 2008). "The cases that changed Britain: 1917-1954". The Times (London). http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article4179652.ece. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  9. The History Today Companion to British History. London: Collins & Brown. 1995. p. 391. ISBN 978-1-85585-178-8. 
  10. Biscoe, John. "History of public supply in the UK". Engineering Timelines. http://www.engineering-timelines.com/how/electricity/electricity_07.asp. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  11. Mahon, Morgan E. (1990). A Flick of the Switch 1930–1950. Antiques Electronics Supply. p. 116. 

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