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Political and Constitutional Reform

Volume 528: debated on Tuesday 24 May 2011

9. What representations he has received on the application of the Salisbury convention to legislative proposals relating to political and constitutional reform. (56967)

The Deputy Prime Minister is well known for his love of Parliament and democracy. Perhaps no representations have been made because there is no question of the Parliament Acts being invoked at any time during this period of government because no single party was elected to government.

The hon. Gentleman’s question is about the Salisbury convention, which is one of many conventions that entrench the relationship between the other place and the House of Commons. The Parliament Acts are also vital in that regard. We have no intention of altering either the Acts or the convention.