§ Mr. W. J. Brown
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many permanent civil servants are Members of the House of Lords; how many have taken their seats in that House; and whether he has any regulations governing the matter.
§ Sir J. Anderson
I regret that the answers to the first two parts of the Question are not readily available, but the number is very small. As regards the third part, permanent civil servants who are Members of the House of Lords may attend in their places when their official duties permit, but they may not take part in debate or vote in the House of Lords until they have retired or resigned.