HL Deb 22 February 1856 vol 140 c1218

"DISSENTIENT,—1. Because the order of reference not having directed any inquiry whether a writ of summons would entitle Lord Wensleydale to sit and vote in this House, the Report of the Committee for Privileges purports to decide a question not submitted to them.

"2. Because, according to the uniform opinions of the highest legal authorities for above two centuries and an half, the Crown has the prerogative of creating a Peer for life with all the privileges of the hereditary peerage, except that of transmitting his honours to his descendants.

"3. Because the creation of a peerage for life with a limitation in the patent to collateral relatives has been common even in modern times, and no such patent would have been valid if the prerogative contended for did not exist.

"4. Because any subject of the Crown who has received a writ of summons to this House is entitled to take his seat according to the exigency of his writ, and there is no principle or precedent warranting the House in refusing to admit him.

"Die Veneris, Feb. 22."

House adjourned to Monday next.