Constitutional Reform Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:45 pm on 13th July 2004.

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Photo of The Earl of Erroll The Earl of Erroll Crossbench 5:45 pm, 13th July 2004

I believed that one of the objects of Parliament was to constrain the powers of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is arrogating to himself the powers of the monarch, so we now have the monarch's powers sitting within Parliament. We must at some point constrain those powers, or we shall go back about 800 years in history.