CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

CABINET OFFICE – HOUSE OF LORDS REFORM – 7 January 2014

Dr Julian Lewis: Does my right hon. Friend have any idea whether the Deputy Prime Minister has adopted a New Year’s resolution to stop blocking the eminently sensible proposal of his own former Party Leader, Lord Steel, for modest but necessary House of Lords reform?

[The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Greg Clark): I have a post-Christmas gift for my hon. Friend: the Government are indeed supporting – (Hon. Members: “Hurrah!”) Ah, we are back. The Government, including my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister, have announced that we will support the very sensible and modest, common-sense proposals in the Bill proposed by our hon. Friend the Member for North Warwickshire (Dan Byles).]