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 True Lord True Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 3:07 pm, 18th May 2022

My Lords, with respect, I do not agree that if one looks at the historical record one finds that this Prime Minister has appointed Peers at a rate that is, say, faster than that of Mr Tony Blair. I think it is agreed in this House, and it is implicit in some of the comments made by your Lordships with which I agree, that retirement has a place in your Lordships’ House. The corollary of that is that the House also needs refreshment, and that must continue.