CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DEMOCRACY – HOUSE OF LORDS REFORM – 1 February 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: If the right hon. Lady [Margaret Beckett] wants to proceed from these particular examples to a general conclusion, why did she not frame the Bill to exclude people who do not live in this country? If she wants to use another example, why does she not get on with it, instead of concentrating on a minority of peers who are untypical of the hard work and long hours put in here by the overwhelming majority?