House of Lords reform: Hansards etc and letters, 1926-12 - 1958-02
Scope and Contents
Includes: note by JEP on possible alterations of the composition of the House of Lords (1947); correspondence with 1st Lord Kilmuir, Lord Chancellor [earlier David Maxwell-Fyfe] and Edward Heath [Government Chief Whip] on the Life Peerages Bill; copies of Hansard for the House of Lords (1948- 1958), covering debates on women peers, the constitution of the House, the Parliament Bill, the Life Peerages Bill and the Life Peers Bill; report on the Wedgwood Benn (Renunciation) Bill, on Tony Benn's petition to be allowed to renounce his right of succession to the Viscounty of Stansgate (1955); article by Lord Hinchingbrooke [later 10th Lord Sandwich, then (Alexander) Victor Montagu] on a plan for reform of the Lords; copy of the Parliament Bill (1947); press-cuttings; report of the Select Committee on Peerages in Abeyance (1926); report of the Royal Commission on Scottish Affairs (1952-4); copy of Hansard for the House of Commons, covering the Parliament Bill (1947).
- 1926-12 - 1958-02
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