HC Deb 14 April 1905 vol 145 cc195-6
MASTER OF ELIBANK (Edinburgh, Midlothian)

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in the event of the Acts of Union being modified by an alteration in the number of represen- tatives for Scotland and Ireland respectively, he will, under any Redistribution Bill, consider the propriety of dealing with the political disabilities of the Scottish Peers who are not Peers of Parliament.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) As I indicated to the hon. Member in a previous Answer†, I do not think that the political status of Scottish and Irish Peers can be appropriately dealt with in a Redistribution Bill.