House of Lords: Reform — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:05 am on 21st December 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kakkar Lord Kakkar Crossbench 11:05 am, 21st December 2011

My Lords, how can Her Majesty's Government so readily dismiss the wisdom of a truly great Liberal leader, Asquith, whose 1911 Parliament Act states with absolute clarity that Parliament would need to take measures to limit and define the powers of a new second Chamber elected on a popular basis? Is the Deputy Prime Minister's single-minded obsession with the abolition of your Lordships' House not only deeply irresponsible but fraught with constitutional hazard?