The attitude of the British main political parties to the need of modernization of the House of Lords in the 1910 's and 1920 's is explored in the article. The attempts to achieve crossparty consensus on this issue during the Lloyd George's coalition Government and the work of the Bryce Commission are analyzed. A completely new dimension in the process of the British House of Lords reformation in this period is viewed - the possible admission of women to the staff of its members.
Article is devoted British philosopher, economist and politician John Stuart Mill positionin supporting English women's struggle for political rights. D.S.Mill advocated women's suffrage - these his ideas were partially implemented in the Representation of the People Act 1867.