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 Lord Cavendish of Furness Lord Cavendish of Furness Conservative 7:15 pm, 4th September 2019

The noble and learned Lord talks about the feelings of the people. Something I want to endorse from my noble friend’s intervention is that, since 1910 or thereabouts, your Lordships’ House and the people have walked hand in hand. “The Peers and the people” has been an expression that had real meaning. I fear that that is not the case any longer and my impression, as an inhabitant of the north-west of England, is that people are beginning to question the point of your Lordships’ House if it ceases to be on their side. This particular Motion would put paid for ever to the respect that this House has among the people.