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Part of Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill – in the House of Lords at 12:06 am on 7th April 2010.

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Photo of Lord Strathclyde Lord Strathclyde Leader of the Opposition In the House of Lords, Parliament 12:06 am, 7th April 2010

My Lords, I, too, thank the Minister and the Lord Chancellor for the constructive way in which they approached discussions. I also thank the noble Baroness the Leader of the House for what she said earlier today when we had the debate about the whole wash-up process. We have signed up to this agreement, as we have to the whole of the wash-up. I know that there is concern about one of the clauses in Part 5, on the expulsion and suspension of Members of Parliament who have behaved badly. It is not vital that it should be passed today. If we are the next Government, we will certainly wish to find an early opportunity to put this right.