Amendment 12

Part of House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Report – in the House of Lords at 12:45 pm on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat 12:45 pm, 15th March 2019

My Lords, I recall almost exactly the same speech being made in almost exactly the same terms by the noble Lord, Lord Mancroft, in Committee. It might be helpful to remind noble Lords that paragraph 8.138 of the Companion states:

“Arguments fully deployed either in Committee of the whole House or in Grand Committee should not be repeated at length on report”.

I think it will facilitate our discussion for the next 40 minutes if all noble Lords would adhere to that principle.