Sir Herbert Samuel and Sir Archibald Sinclair resign from the National Government

The resignations, along with eight junior ministers, were in protest at the protectionist schemes proposed at the Ottawa Conference and completed the split with the Liberal Nationals under Sir John Simon who stayed in the government. Liberal MPs continued to sit on the government benches occupying an increasingly anomalous position until, following mounting pressure from the party, Samuel and his Liberal MPs crossed to the opposition benches in November 1933.