THE EARL OF MAYO had the following Notice on the Paper—
To ask the Earl Marshal whether there is any objection to Peers who have once entered the Abbey making use of the covered way between Poets' Corner and St. Stephen's Porch in the same manner as the Members of the House of Commons.
He remarked, however, that as the noble Duke was not present, he would postpone his Question.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (The Earl of HALSBURY)
I have no commission to answer the noble Earl's Question, but I have had a conversation with the First Commissioner of Works, and he informed me that the erections in the neighbourhood of the Abbey referred to by the noble Earl are intended for the convenience of Members of both Houses of Parliament.
THE EARL OF MAYO
May I supplement my Question by asking if Peers have to be in their places as early as the time mentioned in the notice? I am informed that Members of the House of Commons need not be in their places till much later.
§ [No answer was given.]