Moved to resolve—
That when the name of any Lord who has a higher title or dignity than that by which he sits in Parliament shall be entered in the Journals or Minutes of Proceedings of the House, the higher title or dignity shall be added in brackets after the title by which such Lord sits in Parliament; and in the event of the Motion being agreed to, to move that the Motion be declared a Standing Order of the House, and be numbered XXXIIA." —[The Earl of Minto.)
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (The Marquess of SALISBURY)
said, that, as he understood it, the Motion asked that the name of any Lord who had a higher title should be given along with his higher title, and the lower title by which he sat. The result would be that there would be three columns, one containing the name, then one containing the higher title, and the last the lower title.
§ EARL GRANVILLE
said, he understood his noble Friend to desire that the same rule should be adopted with regard to the Minutes of the House as prevailed with respect to Divisions, that the higher title by which a peer was known should be stated as well as the title by which he sat in Parliament.
§ THE EARL OF MINTO
made some observations, which, owing to the acoustic properties of the House, were not heard in the Gallery.
§ Motion (by leave of thee House) withdrawn.