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The Conversation: Report suggests cutting the House of Lords to 600 seats – but that won’t be enough for some
Politics and International Relations 27 November 2017
Following a report suggesting the significant reduction of the House of Lords over the next decade to make it more efficient, Cedric Gilson commented: “Whether the report represents a transitional phase in total reform or is merely a sticking plaster depends on how it is received by severe critics of the Lords.
“For some, only total abolition of the House ever will satisfy. For others, elections for membership. This partial approach does not deal with its relation to government – which is a more crucial problem. For the moderate observer, though, this might be the initial brave step in progressive self-regulation”, he added.
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