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THE HOUSE OF LORDS

can create life-peers, he cannot summon them without making their titles inheritable. The House, which had for long possessed a majority of spiritual life-peers over temporal and hereditary peers, found it necessary in 1847 to restrict the number of ecclesiastical seats to 26 when there were already 40o hereditary peers. But the most interesting fact in the history of the House is that it is not until the nineteenth century that the peers who hold their seats by virtue of birth seriously outnumber those who have been ennobled for their own services. It is significant that this is the period when the House begins to become unmanageable. It was sufficient in 1711 for the Tories to create twelve peers to pass the Treaty of Utrecht; in 1784 seventeen new peerages are enough to defeat Fox and his India Bill. In 1832 the position is more difficult, and by 1910 it had become necessary for the Prime Minister to contemplate several hundred creations, while to-day the need might be for double the 1910 figure.
The House of Lords has about 730 members, of whom an average of 650 are absent every day. The peers of Ireland elect 28 of their number for life; those of Scotland 16 for the Parliamentary term. Seven lords of appeal and 26 bishops sit for life. The remainder sit by virtue solely of peerage, the great majority having inherited their titles. The consequences of this method of composing the second chamber can best be gauged by considering first some figures of attendance and then the legislative record of the House.
In 1932 and 1933, 287 peers never attended the House. Between 1919 and 1931, 111 peers never voted, and more than half never spoke; there were only 13 divisions out of over 440 in which more than zoo voted. In that whole period only 98 peers spoke on an average more than once a year, and those were largely ministers or ex-ministers.

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