§ VISCOUNT STANSGATE
asked the Leader of the House:
- (1) To how many Peers letters were sent by the Lord Chancellor informing them of the arrangements for Leave of Absence and asking them whether they wished to apply for it;
- (2) how many of those Peers applied for Leave of Absence for the remainder of the Parliament;
- (3) how many of the Peers applied for Leave of Absence for the current Session;
- (4) how many of those Peers stated in their reply that they did not wish to apply for Leave of Absence;
- (5) how many of those Peers replied giving other answers;
- (6) how many Peers have not replied;
- (7) how many Peers have been granted Leave of Absence in default of a reply.
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS (THE EARL OF HOME)
- (1) 331, but seven of the recipients have died since the letter was sent out and one (a Bishop) has resigned. The remaining 323 letters can be accounted for as follows:—
- (2) 135;
- (3) 64;
- (4) 89;
- (5) none;
- (6) 35;
- (7) 35.
House adjourned at fourteen minutes before seven o'clock.