The New York Times/1925/12/14/Amplifiers in the Lords Check Side Remarks by Peers

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Amplifiers in the Lords Check Side Remarks by Peers

LONDON, Dec. 13 (AP).—Members of the House of Lords must be on guard against making side remarks which are not intended for the assembly at large, for, since amplifiers were placed in the House the slightest whisper can be heard in the furthest corners of the great room.

In the old days a speaker could be heard with difficulty unless he shouted, and there was a constant general exchange of remarks by members who paid little attention to the business of the day.

But a member who now quietly remarks to a neighbor that some speaker is a "silly old fool" does so at the peril of having every newspaper man in the gallery hear him quite distinctly.