3 JANUARY 1931, Page 7

Sir Ernest Lamb, a distinguished engineer and a former Labour

M.P., seems to be the only one of the four new Peers who may help the Government in the House of Lords. All the four new Peers are drawn from the scientific and professional ranks. Mr. George Roberts, who as " Audax " is well known for his charitable munificence, becomes a baronet. We are particularly interested in the knighthood of Mr. Norman Angell, the author of The Great Illusion, which was an historical contribution to international thought. He has been a frequent contributor to the Spectator. Another Labour knight is Mr. Sexton, whose main service to his political cause has perhaps been the welding force of geniality.