House of Lords: Life Peerages — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 15th March 2011.

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Photo of Lord Tyler Lord Tyler Liberal Democrat 2:45 pm, 15th March 2011

My Lords, will my noble friend acknowledge that since 1997, when a Government, of whom the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, was a distinguished Member, were elected with a clear commitment to reform your Lordships' House to include elected Members and, by implication, to end the life peerage, all of us who have been appointed know that we are term Peers in practical terms? Will he further acknowledge that the big difference since May of last year is that instead of just talking about this for 13 years we have a Government who are committed to action?