§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
My Lords, a few days ago in y noble friend the Leader of the House made a statement in reference to the arrangements for Armistice Day which, I think, foreshadowed that there would be a further statement available shortly. I beg to ask him whether he has any further statement to make now.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (EARL CURZON OF KEDLESTON)
My Lords, I am much obliged to my noble friend for giving me an opportunity to make a brief statement on the subject to which he refers. With regard to the admission of members of the two Houses of Parliament to the ceremony of interment of the unknown warrior in the Abbey on November 11 it has been decided, in view of the waiver of claim to which members of both Houses have so readily assented, to confine admission to the ceremony to such Peers and members of Parliament as have lost a son or a brother in the war. For their accommodation the Dean and Chapter have kindly consented to set aside two hundred seats in the Choir of the Abbey. Any Peer who belongs to the above category and desires to be present is invited to apply to the Lord Chancellor's secretary not later than Saturday morning, November 6, with a statement of the nature of his claim. If the number of claims is in excess of the total available accommodation the seats will be balloted for.