He then went to Downing Street where both the street and the front hall of Number 10 were packed. Under the proposals made at Berchtesgaden the Sudetenland would be annexed by Germany if a plebiscite in the Sudetenland favoured it. Another major piece of legislation passed that year was the Holidays with Pay Act.
Most historians in the generation following Chamberlain's death held similar views led by Churchill in The Gathering Storm. He was rapidly promoted in 1923 to Minister of Health and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. After a short Labour-led government he returned as Minister of Health introducing a range of reform measures from 1924 to 1929.