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 Peston Lord Peston Labour 11:05 am, 21st December 2011

My Lords, is the position of the Leader of the House not somewhat illogical? If we have an elected second Chamber, the Parliament Acts no longer make any logical sense, nor does the primacy of the other place. Indeed, if there were an elected second Chamber, there would be no reason why the Prime Minister should be chosen from Members of the other place, which would certainly please the more ambitious Members of this House.