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Second Chamber Reform

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1914

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asked the Prime Minister whether, in preparing his Resolutions for the Reform of the Second Chamber, he has had the assistance of any Committee especially appointed by him to inquire into the working, composition, and powers of other Second Chambers?

The question has been examined in all its aspects by a Committee of the Cabinet, who took into account all relevant considerations.

May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman has taken into consideration Lord Lansdowne's Reform Bill?

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the House will be in possession of the Resolutions?

I cannot give the date. I said it would be before the end of the Session.

Will the right hon. Gentleman remember that many of his followers do not want a Second Chamber at all?