House of Lords: Reform
Deputy Prime Minister
John Spellar (Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs); Warley, Labour)
Mark Harper (The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office; Forest of Dean, Conservative)
The costs of a reformed House of Lords will depend on a number of variables. In particular the number of members and the transitional arrangements will affect the cost of members' salaries and allowances. We are considering the report of the Joint Committee on the Government's draft Bill before finalising our proposals for reform. We will publish full costs when we introduce a Bill.