House of Lords: Appointments - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Lord Fowler Lord Fowler Non-affiliated 3:07 pm, 18th May 2022

My Lords, I would like to ask a question about hereditary by-elections. Can it be right that membership of this House can be by an exclusive back door marked “hereditary Peers only”? Why will the Government not introduce the kind of legislation that the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, was talking about? Reforming legislation to remove anomalies like that would be widely welcomed, not least by this House.