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House of Lords Reform Bill — Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:13 pm on 17th May 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kakkar Lord Kakkar Crossbench 4:13 pm, 17th May 2011

My Lords, the noble Lord the Leader of the House has emphasised the statement in the White Paper that the intention is that the other place will remain the primary House in this Parliament. If the Joint Committee on Scrutiny concluded that it would be impossible to secure the primacy of the other place if your Lordships' House were abolished and replaced by an elected Chamber, would the noble Lord consider it appropriate to proceed with the Bill?