Saturday, May 19, 2018

Quote of the day 19th May 2018

"The size of the House is falling, and our aim is to continue that progress."

"The relatively modest size of today's list when compared with those under several previous prime ministers has demonstrated a welcome commitment to that pledge."

(Lord Fowler, Speaker of the House of Lords, welcoming the "restraint" by the Prime Minister in keeping the numbers of new peers on the latest list to thirteen (nine Conservative, three Labour and one DUP) when 35 peers had either retired or died since the 2017 general election, so this represent a net reduction of more than 20 peers compared with eleven months ago.

There had been calls to limit the size of the House of Lords, which had increased considerably under the previous three Prime Ministers and has 130 more members than the House of Commons.)

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