The dissolution of Parliament for the second time in the year is announced

Government statements were made in both Houses with the dissolution being announced for November 28th. Parts of the current budget would be proceeded with and the government announced that, if elected, it proposed to pay MPs in the next session. “I heard Asquith and A.J.B. [Arthur Balfour, the Unionist leader] yesterday afternoon”, Lord Esher wrote, “The house was crowded Asquith very concise and dignified, Arthur extremely mild and unagressive. No reference in either speech to highly controversial things.”