Sir George asks PM about Lords Reform
22 Mar 2006
Intervening at Prime Minister's Questions, Sir George tried to find out the PM's view on Lords Reform. He failed - see below

Sir George Young (North-West Hampshire) (Con): Could the Prime Minister have another shot at a question he was asked 20 minutes ago: is he in favour of a predominantly elected House of Lords? Yes or no?

The Prime Minister: I have said before when I have answered that question that I will wait for the debate and I am not going to commit myself. It is important that we do that. [Interruption.] The right hon. Gentleman has to accept that there are different views on an elected House of Lords everywhere, and I am not going to express mine at this moment in time. However, there will be an opportunity for the House to vote on this at a later point in time. The one thing that I have said before, and I say again now, is that I will not do anything that challenges the primacy of this House, and it is important that we avoid ending up with gridlock between the two Houses of Parliament.
 
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