Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Committee (9th Day) (Continued)
Lord Anderson of Swansea (Labour)
On the Speaker's Conferences, I genuinely am ignorant about this one question. To what extent was there a clear remit to each of these Speaker's Conferences? From this debate, it is rather important that there should be flexibility and that a number of principles should be put to the Speaker's Conference to decide. Has it been the practice to give a very broad remit or to set out in extenso the various principles on which the Speaker's Conference should decide? Since my noble friend has devoted all of one Sunday to the study of this subject, I am sure he can enlighten us.