HC Deb 19 February 1918 vol 103 cc608-9
47. Mr. LYNCH

asked the Prime Minister whether any provision exists in the British Constitution which enables any British subject to be a member of two Parliaments within the British Possessions; and, if so, whether he will introduce legislation enabling Peers of the Realm to become eligible for membership of the House of Commons?


A Member of the House of Peers cannot be also a Member of the House of Commons, but so far as I am aware there is nothing to prevent a member of a Dominion Parliament being also a Member of the British House of Commons. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.


What I want to know is can a Member of the House of Peers be a member also of the Dominion Parliament?


That is a matter for the Dominion. I fancy he could.