Skip to main content

Correspondence on women peers hats and names, 1962

This letter to the Leader of the House from Lords Clerk Victor Goodman in 1962 covers subjects including whether women peers should wear hats (remarking 'You will, however, have noticed that all the Life Peeresses have recently given up wearing hats in the House') and what they should be called, suggesting 'Lady Members of the House'.  The Leader's annotation in the margin reads, 'My own view is that on this s/what delicate matter they might be allowed and have their own way.'