House of Lords Reform (Hereditary Places)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:09 pm on 7th March 2007.

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Motion made,

That this House is of the opinion that the remaining retained places for peers whose membership is based on the hereditary principle should be removed.— [Mr. Straw.]

Amendment proposed: (c), in line 2, at end add:

"once elected members have taken their places in a reformed House of Lords."— [Mrs. May.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 241, Noes 329.