THE EARL OF ROSEBERY
My Lords, I understand that it is the wish of your Lordships that I should now give notice of the first Resolutions, that I should propose to move if your Lordships agree to go into Committee, as will be suggested next Monday. Those Resolutions will be:—
- 1. That a strong and efficient Second Chamber is not merely an integral part of the British Constitution, but is necessary to the well-being of the State and to the balance of Parliament.
- 2. That such a Chamber can best be obtained by the reform and reconstitution of the House of Lords.
- 3. That a necessary preliminary of such reform and reconstitution is the acceptance of the principle that the possession of a Peerage should no longer of itself give the right to sit and vote in the House of Lords.