19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 2

On Monday Lord Lansdowne, in introducing the Motion asking that

the Veto Bill should at once be introduced, of which he had given notice, traced the history of the rival proposals for dealing with the House of Lords. There were two separate questions at issue, dealing respectively with the composition and with the powers of the Second Chamber. " We in this House feel strongly that it is impossible to deal adequately with the question of the powers of the House of Lords until we know what sort of House of Lords it is that we are talking about." Lord Lansdowne went on to say that they had already passed some of Lord Rosebery 's Resolutions, and he himself was prepared to support the others; and he trusted that the Government would not think them unworthy of being seriously considered alongside of the other question,—namely, of the powers of the House. The Prime Minister had himself pointed out that the Veto Resolutions did not cover the whole ground. He had touched upon the possibility of resorting to the Referendum, and bad in consequence "had in view the possi- bility of an appeal to the considered judgment of the nation as something distinct from the verdict for the moment given in the other House of Parliament." A thorough discussion in both Houses might therefore have been expected, but no such discussion took place.