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Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:42 am on 27th May 2010.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour 11:42 am, 27th May 2010

Of course not, my Lords. Indeed, the White Paper on Lords reform, for example, could form the basis of the committee that is going to meet to discuss this further, although in that White Paper we did not embrace the concept of grandfathering. I have to say to the noble Lord that his intervention was irrelevant. The fact is that these proposals on their own will do little to restore public confidence in our democracy. They are clearly being brought together as a package to suit the convenience of a coalition agreement. Essentially, this is not so much a new politics as an old-fashioned stitch-up between the two oldest parties.