For the first time in the history of the blog, I have managed to devise a quiz that has stumped the readers. Dave H got the answer to one of the questions, and he and Rich came close to getting the answer to a second. However, no one was able to come up with the correct answers to all three. I can now reveal that the answers to last week’s quiz questions were:
1. During passage of the 1911 Parliament Bill, the prospect of 500 new peers being created led to the department of works in the Palace giving thought to using Westminster Hall as a meeting place for the House of Lords.
2. When the House of Commons occupied the chamber of the House of Lords, Winston Churchill left his mark through his signet ring marking the table when he was busy pounding it to make a point.
3. The House of Lords (as Dave H correctly notes) sat in the Royal Gallery in 1980 while repairs were carried out to the roof of the chamber. Part of the roof fell in during a debate.
Perhaps I should award Dave H half a prize as he was the only one to come up with a correct answer. As I realise I still owe him a prize from an earlier quiz, I think I will enhance it before despatch.