BRITISH EMPIRE: The Week in Parliament Jul. 5, 1926

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

The Lords— ¶Voted down 125 to 80, Lord Astor's perennially revamped bill to seat peeresses in the House of Lords. Last year this measure was defeated by only two votes. Last week many a peeress, seated in the visitors' gallery, blushed, during debate upon the bill, at the ribald remarks of many a peer:

Baron Newton: "Saving their graces, I do not think that the middle-aged ladies eligible for seats under this bill would prove a great attraction. If the proponents of the measure desire to entice...

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