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THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

there a marked difference in the party affiliations of those who had the advantage of aristocratic parentage or of education at Oxford, Cambridge, or a public school. Of the former there were in 1909 53 Liberals and 52 Conservatives; of the latter, 187 Liberals and 92 Conservatives.(1) Members of the same class and broadly the same interests faced each other across the House. The House did not divide over the prin-, ciples of such important measures as the Workmen's Compensation Act (1897), the Franchise Act (1884), the Trade Union Act (1871), the Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act (1875).(2) Upon fundamentals there was agreement, and the House of Commons presented a united front to the country. In such circumstances debate might centre around details, over which compromise was possible, and upon the settlement of which discussion in the House might have a direct influence. The nineteenth century, it is true, saw bitter enough conflicts over protection and Irish home rule. But it is significant that opinion was so equally divided upon these questions that they were only raised at the cost of a split in parties. And however important they may have seemed to those who debated them, these were peripheral issues with which the great mass of Englishmen were not personally concerned. Free trade might injure the landed interest, but it would benefit industry and commerce, and the landowner already had his stake in the newer forms of wealth. Besides, an increase in industrial wealth would foster the competition for his land, his right to which remained, of course, unchallenged. It was the age of prosperity and progress, and that is not likely to be a time at which the structure of society is under general discussion. So great

1 My article in Economica, 1929, p. 180.
2 J. A. Thomas, op. cit., p. 678.

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