House of Lords Reform

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:28 pm on 6th March 2007.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Labour, Rhondda 4:28 pm, 6th March 2007

I sympathise with some of the right hon. Lady's arguments, which is why I would prefer either an 80 per cent. elected upper House or a fully elected second Chamber. May I return to her argument about how important it is that the Lords should be able to challenge the Government? I hope that she wishes to resile from that position a little bit, as it is important for the primacy of the Commons that it is the only House that can hold a vote of no confidence in the Government, and that the second Chamber cannot do so.