David Hanson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Hanson on 2016-04-27.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government plans to take to reduce the size of the House of Lords.

John Penrose

Given the very large and urgent list of other constitutional reforms currently underway, it’s hard to justify giving Lords reform a higher priority than other manifesto promises. We will continue to consider steps that are able to command support from all sides of the House. The Leader of the House of Lords has convened cross-party talks to discuss these issues, and those talks continue.