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Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 18th November 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle 9:34 am, 18th November 2016

I have a great deal of sympathy with the hon. Lady’s points about the House of Lords. I am hugely in favour of House of Lords reform, which was in the Conservative party manifesto. During the last Parliament, I voted for House of Lords reform, unlike many Opposition Members. May I gently point out, however, that the cost of the House of Lords has fallen by 14% since 2010? Its operating costs were £112 million in 2009-10, as opposed to £96 million in 2015-16.