I ask this as a constitutional question. In 1914 George V was pressured to withhold consent by the Tories who were out of power in a closely divided Parliament. His conservative views were well known and he considered it but finally gave consent. Recently the prospect of a "revolt" by a backbenchers raised the possibility of the Cabinet advising the Queen to withhold consent a to a bill that might pass by the backbenchers' vote alone. Does she take the advice? People can have opinions but it seems this is not a settled question.