Amendment to the Motion (2A)

Part of Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 7:15 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Noakes Baroness Noakes Conservative 7:15 pm, 4th September 2019

A great start, but not necessarily the finish, to getting the right balance in your Lordships’ House. I believe that this House and the other place need to think very carefully when acting so out of line with the result of the referendum. Through that referendum, Parliament ceded control of the decision to the people—the people are the ultimate source of authority in the country—but has been trying ever since to take it back, both in this place and the other place. We run the risk of doing serious harm to the institutions of Parliament.