House of Lords Reform
Lord Williams of Mostyn (President of the Council, Privy Council Office; Labour)
My Lords, I beg to move the first Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
Lords reform has been quite a long story; today's votes in both Houses are not, of course, the end of it. It is possible that today may be decisive and will determine the broad shape of the House in the future.
I will say something about today's procedure. I remind your Lordships that, when the noble Lord, Lord Renton, intervened a few days ago and suggested that 15 hours and 98 speakers might approach a reasonable sufficiency—