Skip to main content

House Of Lords Reform

Volume 597: debated on Tuesday 23 February 1999

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked Her Majesty's Government:How many hereditary Peers by succession voted for reform of this House, and how many against, at the end of the debate on the White Paper covering an All-Party Agreement on 21 November 1968. [HL956]

In the division on the White Paper on 21 November 1968,251 Peers voted in favour of general proposals for reform being accepted. Of these, 128 were hereditary Peers by succession. Fifty-six voted against the Motion. Of these, 37 were hereditary Peers by succession.

asked Her Majesty's Government:How many days in each House of Parliament were spent in discussing the Parliament (No. 2) Bill, at Second Reading, Committee, Report and Third Reading stages, during the 1968–69 session. [HL957]

The Bill started in the House of Commons and, after one day on Second Reading and nine in Committee, did not proceed further. A statement was made and repeated in the Lords on 17 April 1969 that priority was to be given to other parliamentary legislation.