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Month: March 1871

House of Commons Debates — March 27, 1871

Click here to view the original document (PDF). INDEPENDENCE OF THE SENATE [Page 273] Mr. BLAKE moved the second reading of the Act securing the independence of the Senate. He said that he considered the present position of the Senate very undesirable. That body was called upon to perform a most important part in the Government of the country, and there was no reason that it should not be as carefully guarded against Government influence as the ‘‘Commons.’’ The terms on which the members of the Senate held their exalted… Read more House of Commons Debates — March 27, 1871