House of Lords: Size - Motion to Resolve (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:32 pm on 5th December 2016.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley of Knighton Lord Berkeley of Knighton Crossbench 8:32 pm, 5th December 2016

On that point about having time to come here, when I was appointed by the Appointments Commission, rather like my noble and learned friend Lady Butler-Sloss, I was extremely worried, because I had composing and broadcasting commitments and I felt that I could not give the House what it might need. The chairman at that time, who is sitting here today, said, “If you have a commitment to come, that is what we need”. I cannot come at every moment of the day but I try to come, as with this evening. I was interested to hear that more interventions would be welcomed, because that would mean that people could come and participate even if they could not be here at the beginning of the debate.