House of Lords Reform

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of Nick de Bois Nick de Bois Conservative, Enfield North 2:30 pm, 7th February 2012

The Deputy Prime Minister rightly said in his new year message that Britain faced great challenges in 2012 if it was to avoid some of the economic problems of our European neighbours. How, then, can the Government justify consuming so much parliamentary time to push forward House of Lords reform at the expense of more pressing legislation?