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House of Lords Reform

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent progress has been made in discussions on House of Lords reform. (263762)

The Government are reflecting on responses they received to their 2008 White Paper. More detailed plans for comprehensive reform will be developed and put to the electorate as a manifesto commitment at the next general election. Comprehensive legislation would then be possible in the next Parliament.

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last met representatives of other political parties to discuss reform of the House of Lords. (263769)

The last such meeting was that with the cross-party group on House of Lords reform on 9 June 2008, before the publication of the White Paper on Lords reform, on 14 July 2008.