GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Nov. 23, 1931

The Lords:

¶ Were augmented by Philip Snowden, Lord Privy Seal in the National Government, whom His Majesty was graciously pleased to create last week a Viscount.

A Viscount is addressed by George V as ''our right trusty and well beloved cousin." Cousin Snowden will choose what he wants to be Viscount of (perhaps his birthplace, Keighley; or his home, Tilford), will take his seat in the House of Lords later.

The Commons:

¶ Gasped as decorous debate on George V's Speech from the Throne (TIME, Nov. 16) was interrupted with flagrant (but accurate)...

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