HL Deb 22 May 1857 vol 145 cc700-1

rose, pursuant to notice, to draw the attention of the House to the Roll of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal just issued. It contained 458 names; but as those of the great Officers of State and that of the Bishop of Bath and Wells were entered twice, there were in reality only 450 Lords on it. He thought that the form of the Roll was wrong when it made the number of their Lordships' House appear greater than it really was. The noble Lord then movedThat the Roll of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal be amended. That when the name of any Lord shall appear twice in the said Roll it shall be numbered but once.


said, it was the duty of the Garter King at Arms to lay on the table a vellum roll of the Temporal Lords; the Clerk was afterwards directed, by an order of the House, to prepare another containing the names of the Spiritual Lords also; from that Roll an alphabetical list was afterwards made out, and the names were numbered from this, according to their position on the other Roll, in order to mark their precedence.

Motion (by leave of the House) withdrawn.