BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: May 9, 1927

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

The Commons —

¶ Manifested such extreme early spring lassitude that one session was delayed last week for almost an hour until a quorum could be obtained.

¶ Roused from this torpor when Lady Nancy Astor, famed "First Woman M. P.", defended vigorously a bill designed to prevent the Government from discharging women civil employes as soon as they marry. Said Lady Astor:

"As for women being less efficient after marriage, I can assure you that a woman can have at least two*...

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