HC Deb 30 November 1908 vol 197 c1106

I beg to give notice that on an early day I shall move the following Resolution, "That having regard to the fact that serious questions affecting the working of the Parliamentary system have arisen from the differences between the two Houses, the time has now come for dealing with the position and composition of the House of Lords, either by the initiation of legislation for the purpose, or by the exercise of the Royal prerogative to withhold the issue of writs of summons to Peers of the realm to attend Parliament, on the advice of Ministers responsible to the House of Commons and through the House of Commons to the people, or by both methods, so as to secure that the accident of birth shall no longer afford rights of controlling the legislation of a free and self-governing people."