Parliamentary Constituencies Bill - Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:37 pm on 27th July 2020.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 6:37 pm, 27th July 2020

I am coming to the end.

I was pleased to see that in the Commons, David Linden, an SNP MP, said:

“I very much hope that when their lordships look at this Bill they will remove clause 2, which is an affront to democracy.”—[Official Report, Commons, 14/7/20; col. 1482.]

I welcome that and I agree. I also welcome the fact that he, as an SNP spokesperson, recognised the important role of this second Chamber as a revising House. That is a move in the right direction.