§ 46. Mr. JOHN
asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the necessarily novel character of the provisions of a Bill creating an elective Second Chamber, he can see his way to indicate to the House, before the Adjournment, the lines upon which the proposals of the Government are likely to proceed, or, failing this, whether any such indication will be made public during the Recess, so as to secure adequate public consideration and discussion?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The Government intend to place before the House next Session their proposals on the subject, and I am not prepared to anticipate them.
§ Mr. SWIFT MacNEILL
Will the right hon. Gentleman give careful consideration to the provisions of Lord Lansdowne's Bill, especially to the provisions excluding all Members of the present House of Lords, except a hundred, from occupying seats in the Second Chamber?