§ Lord NAPIER and ETTRICK
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they consider it to be just and equitable that a Peer aged between eighteen and one and twenty should have no right to vote in a General Election (because he is a Peer) while at the same time he is debarred under Standing Order No. 2, dated 1685, from sitting and voting in the House of Lords; and if they do not so consider, what action do they consider appropriate to remedy this injustice and inequity.
§ Lord HARRIS of GREENWICH
The Government incline to the view that when a suitable opportunity arises it might be appropriate to change the law so as to enable Peers to vote at Parliamentary Elections. Any review of the Standing Order would be a matter for the House itself.